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Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:28:37 GMT)

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:29:19 GMT)

Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:58:15 GMT)

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:38:44 GMT)

Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:40:05 GMT)

Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack
Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:50:14 GMT)

Wildlife loss link to child slavery
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT)

Arizona halts executions amid review
Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:18:42 GMT)

Charges over Mexico children's home
A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:15:20 GMT)

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:18 GMT)

US reporter believed held in Iran
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists appear to have been detained in Tehran, the newspaper says.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:02:13 GMT)

Africa 'needs green revolution'
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:04 GMT)

'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:19:11 GMT)

Eva Peron's Cadillac goes on sale
A jewel from one of her dresses was found inside.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:51:07 GMT)

Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:29:16 GMT)

Obama urges action over tax scheme
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:03:13 GMT)

Aruba detains top Venezuela official
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:55:13 GMT)

US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit
A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:03:18 GMT)

Ghana protests over rising prices
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:18:16 GMT)

SA to block land sales to foreigners
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:34:50 GMT)

Australia brings asylum group ashore
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:56:05 GMT)

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:31:53 GMT)

BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:53:37 GMT)

Russian anti-Putin activists jailed
A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:53:14 GMT)

UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:20 GMT)

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:20:53 GMT)

UK economy back at pre-crisis level
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:06:00 GMT)

Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:03:17 GMT)

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:49:59 GMT)

RBS reports surprise rise in profit
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:32:36 GMT)

IMF lowers global growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:10 GMT)

Hamilton fastest in Hungary practice
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:51:59 GMT)

Azerbaijan to hold Formula 1 race
Azerbaijan will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2016, the former Soviet state has announced.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:21:26 GMT)

Jadeja fined over Anderson incident
India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:43:03 GMT)

Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:09 GMT)

Giants return to Liverpool streets
Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:17:41 GMT)

NT to screen first Broadway show
The National Theatre announces that Of Mice and Men will be their first Broadway production to screen live in UK cinemas.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:39:13 GMT)

VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:41:16 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate
All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:10:47 GMT)

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:34:24 GMT)

VIDEO: Hamas leader: 'Bloodshed should end'
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:46:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city
The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:10:55 GMT)

VIDEO: The toughest cop on Wall Street
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:55 GMT)

VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:22 GMT)

VIDEO: Soldiers clear Taiwan plane wreckage
Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:27:18 GMT)

A country where liberal journalists risk death
The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:26 GMT)

France protests over performers' pay
French performers march to defend state benefits
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:22:55 GMT)

Narendra Modi: Is India's PM avoiding the media?
Why Indian PM Narendra Modi is avoiding the media
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:26:32 GMT)

Criticising Israel, avoiding anti-Semitism
Can you criticise Israel without being anti-Semitic?
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:34:01 GMT)

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers
Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:56 GMT)

Quiz of the week's news
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:42:01 GMT)

Voices from the death penalty debate
Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:05:25 GMT)

The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation
The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:42:42 GMT)

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