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Leaders call for Gaza ceasefire extension as toll exceeds 1,000 (Roundup)

Gaza/Jerusalem , July 26 US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East Saturday called for an extension to the temporary truce between Israel and the Hamas, as the toll in the Gaza strip violence rose to over 1,000 with the recovery of 130 bodies of Palestinians Saturday.

China to boost infrastructure in Tibet

Beijing , July 26 China has vowed to upgrade the transport infrastructure in Tibet and expand the existing network of rail, road and air routes within the next six years.

Gaza toll rises to over 1000 (Second Lead)

Gaza , July 26 The toll in the 19-day Israeli offensive has climbed to 1,030, with the bodies of at least 130 more Palestinians being recovered from rubble across the Gaza Strip, officials said Saturday.

15 civilians killed in eastern Ukraine

Lugansk , July 26 Fifteen civilians were killed and about 60 injured in mortar attacks on Lugansk in eastern Ukraine, media reported Saturday.

France hosts international meet for Gaza truce

Paris , July 26 France Saturday held an international meeting on ways to end the bloodshed and secure a long-term cease fire in the Gaza Strip where an Israeli military offensive has killed hundreds of Palestinians.

Overgrown Beijing 'forbids' development in core areas

Beijing , July 26 In its bid to decongest the Chinese capital, authorities have banned construction of new universities and hospitals around the Forbidden City located in downtown Beijing.

Indian-origin boy's death to be independently probed in Scotland

London , July 26 An independent probe has been ordered into the case of an Indian-origin woman who battered her three-year-old son to death in Scotland, media reported.

US closes embassy in Libya, evacuates staff

Washington , July 26 The United States closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staffers to neighbouring Tunisia amid security concerns in the restive north African country, the State Department said Saturday.

Scores of corpses pulled out from rubble in Gaza, toll 985 (Lead)

Gaza , July 26 The bodies of around 85 Palestinians were found under the rubble in eastern Gaza city and the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis during the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, taking the toll in the Israeli offensive to 985, officials said Saturday.

Nigeria fourth country in West Africa to report Ebola death

Accra , July 26 Nigeria has become the fourth country in the West African region to record a death from the deadly Ebola disease, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed.