Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

Death toll tops 700 in Gaza

The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas after 17 days of fighting, though some officials voiced optimism that a limited truce may be within reach.

SC defers Khaleda's appeal hearing

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court deferred till September 1 the hearing on two petitions of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia,questioning the legality of the appointment of a judge in two graft cases.