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Wonder Woman unveiled

SAN DIEGO: The first picture of the new Wonder Woman has been unveiled to coincide with this year's Comic-Con.

Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, tweeted the image of Israeli actress Gal Gadot in costume ahead of an appearance at the San Diego event.


Jet downing 'a war crime'

GENEVA: The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said yesterday.

Stop this violence 'in the name of humanity...'

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war yesterday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."

Emirates to avoid Iraqi airspace

DUBAI: Dubai's Emirates airline said yesterday it will avoid Iraqi airspace, as the government in Baghdad struggles to contain Islamic insurgents who have captured vast areas of the country.

Oil blaze rages

TRIPOLI: A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control yesterday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the Nato-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gadaffi.

'How should a mother feel when she opens eyes on Eid and doesn't see her son?'

GAZA CITY: One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid Al Fitr was marked yesterday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left battered by three weeks of merciless fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Children die as they play in a refugee camp

GAZA CITY: At least eight children were among 10 people killed at a Gaza City refugee camp, medics said, with witnesses saying several missiles were fired from an F16.

Ferry students 'floated out from cabins'

ANSAN, South Korea: Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified yesterday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.

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