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Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle
A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, at the end of a destructive day.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:43:24 GMT)

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:29:16 GMT)

Guinea concert stampede kills 24
At least 24 people have died after a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, with dozens reported injured.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:44:27 GMT)

Libya militias seize Benghazi base
A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:53:22 GMT)

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies
The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26:40 GMT)

Los Angeles flood hits university
A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:44:48 GMT)

China spies 'hacked Canada agency'
A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:02:45 GMT)

West Africa flight ban over Ebola
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT)

Death threats to Amazon tribe leader
One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:22:57 GMT)

Deadly violence hits China's Xinjiang
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:47:38 GMT)

Tevez father freed after kidnapping
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:50:53 GMT)

Twitter shares surge on user growth
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:39 GMT)

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:02 GMT)

Thai parents 'watch kids' in game shops
Government says parents can track children and report on lawbreaking video game shops at the same time.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:14:22 GMT)

Deal on US college sport concussions
The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:25 GMT)

Girl struck by crashing plane dies
A girl who was struck by a plane that crash landed on a Florida beach on Sunday and killed her father dies of her injuries.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:15:48 GMT)

Mexico firm rues false quake alarm
SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:22:27 GMT)

UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:53:30 GMT)

Airline sued over pilot abuse claims
British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:40:57 GMT)

Gold medallist fails drugs test
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:19:50 GMT)

China investigates ex-security chief
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:22:31 GMT)

England make India batsmen struggle
James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:21:46 GMT)

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:46:18 GMT)

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:45:58 GMT)

France offers Iraq Christians asylum
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT)

Turkey PM to return US Jewish award
A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:57:04 GMT)

Bank of England bonus clawback plan
The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:06 GMT)

More than five-a-day 'no effect'
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:24 GMT)

Kurdish oil tanker in US seizure
An oil tanker carrying $100m of Iraqi Kurdish oil off the coast of Texas is set to be seized by US marshals after a judge approved a seizure request from the Iraqi government.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:13:20 GMT)

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:29:28 GMT)

Airbus cancels Skymark contract
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:51:06 GMT)

Home nations win three golds in pool
England's Ben Proud and the 4x100m medley team win Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, as does Wales' Georgia Davies.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:59:28 GMT)

Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:46 GMT)

Barkley signs new Everton deal
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:42:11 GMT)

Government ends prison guitar ban
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:56 GMT)

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:36:43 GMT)

Apes continue reign in UK cinemas
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:56 GMT)

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia
A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT)

AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:13:36 GMT)

VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:42:48 GMT)

VIDEO: Footage shows battle for Donetsk
The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:02 GMT)

VIDEO: No Eid respite for CAR muslims
Andrew Harding reports on the ongoing violence in the Central Africa Republic.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:41:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:44:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home
A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:32:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:06 GMT)

Saving lives on the Ebola front line
Life on the Ebola front line
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:16:58 GMT)

Business booms at Jordan's Zaatari camp
Syrian refugees spotting business opportunities in Jordan camp
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:06:39 GMT)

CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief
Why CAR's rebels are turning their backs on the nation state
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:24 GMT)

VIDEO: A hip-hop history tour of Compton
Hop-hop history tour of LA county's infamous city
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:25:05 GMT)

VIDEO: David Duchovny is a national symbol in Russia
How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:48:35 GMT)

The reindeer herders battling a mine
The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:08:33 GMT)

The tech firm helping a tough area
The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:27 GMT)

Bumps, buzzards and critical species
Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:10:36 GMT)

Red in tooth and claw
How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:48 GMT)

Argentina in denial over debt dispute
Call it something else, says Argentina's president
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:12:43 GMT)

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