TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

US, Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years 01-Jul-15, 10:43 PM | Daniel Trotta, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters

Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills 70 02-Jul-15, 2:35 AM | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan, Reuters

Thousands march for Hong Kong democracy 01-Jul-15, 7:05 PM | Yimou Lee and Viola Zhou, Reuters

Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases 02-Jul-15, 1:48 AM | Zoom Dosso, Agence France-Presse | Reuters

'Wow, pulled back wrong throttle,' captain of TransAsia plane said before fatal crash 1:43 pm | Faith Hung and Sive Gonvdasamy, Reuters The captain of a TransAsia Airways plane mistakenly switched off the plane's only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council said in its latest report on Thursday.

Second victim of Taiwan water park disaster dies Second victim of Taiwan water park disaster dies 12:45 pm | Benjamin Yeh, Agence France-Presse A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly…

SPECIAL REPORT | How Greece went bust SPECIAL REPORT | How Greece went bust 11:21 am | Reuters In Tsipras' eyes it is a crisis of democracy and sovereignty, of whether the wishes…

Yemeni rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency Yemeni rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency 11:14 am | Fawaz al-Haidari, Agence France-Presse Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30…

China airstrip operational possibly within the year, say experts; will ADIZ follow? China airstrip operational possibly within the year, say experts; will ADIZ follow? 10:08 am | Reuters | With DJ Sta. Ana, News5 UPDATE, 3:30 p.m- China's nearly completed 3,000-meter long airstrip, its first, on one of the…

Cuba is first country to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission - WHO 9:51 am | Philippines News Agency | PTI Cuba is first country to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission - WHOCuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby, the World Health Organization said, hailing the success as "one of the greatest public health achievements possible."

11,000 Australians urged to test for HIV, hepatitis over unhygienic dental practices 9:24 am | Agence France-Presse 11,000 Australians urged to test for HIV, hepatitis over unhygienic dental practicesUp to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors Thursday over fears they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to hygiene breaches at clinics in Sydney.

Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama's White House, emails show 4:18 am | Jonathan Allen and Alistair Bell, Reuters Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama\Hillary Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday.

Ice cream for primates, blackouts for humans as Europe feels the heat 3:12 am | Eric Randolph, Agence France-Presse Ice cream for primates, blackouts for humans as Europe feels the heatA blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.

Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills 70 2:35 am | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan, Reuters Islamic State attack in Egypt\Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 combatants and civilians were killed -- one of the biggest militant attacks in Egypt's modern history.

Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases 1:48 am | Zoom Dosso, Agence France-Presse | Reuters Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola casesLiberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months.

Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up 1:14 am | Shelby Sebens and Steve Dipaola, Reuters Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light upCrowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast.

Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after Islamic State bombing 12:50 am | Agence France-Presse Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after Islamic State bombingKuwait's parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country's citizens and foreign residents.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32-B fortune to charity 11:46 pm | Ian Timberlake, Agence France-Presse Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32-B fortune to charitySaudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (28.8 billion euro) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges.

18 holes in outer space: Comet's craters revealed 11:19 pm | Mariette le Roux, Agence France-Presse 18 holes in outer space: Comet\After billions of years of solitary travel through cold, dark outer space, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has recently yielded many secrets, often surprising, to the prodding of Europe's Rosetta spacecraft.

US, Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years 10:43 pm | Daniel Trotta, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters US, Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 yearsThe United States and Cuba on Wednesday formally agreed to restore diplomatic ties that had been severed for 54 years, fulfilling a pledge made six months ago by the former Cold War enemies.

Scores killed in battles as IS attacks Egypt's Sinai 9:11 pm | Agence France-Presse Scores killed in battles as IS attacks Egypt\An unprecedented wave of Islamic State group attacks on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday killed at least 36 people, mostly troops, with the toll expected to rise, officials said.