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West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:33:55 GMT - At least two Palestinians are killed and more than 200 wounded at a march in the West Bank in protests against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
Wreckage of Algeria plane found
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:53:03 GMT - The wreckage of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.
Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:58:15 GMT - South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.
Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:07:39 GMT - The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
Wildlife loss link to child slavery
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT - New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
Arizona halts executions amid review
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:18:42 GMT - Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.
Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:14:23 GMT - Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
Charges over Mexico children's home
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:15:20 GMT - A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
Australia brings asylum group ashore
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:06:34 GMT - A group of 157 asylum seekers detained at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland for processing, the immigration minister says.
US reporter believed held in Iran
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:02:13 GMT - An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists appear to have been detained in Tehran, the newspaper says.
McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:18 GMT - Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
Africa 'needs green revolution'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:04 GMT - Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:10:47 GMT - All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.
VIDEO: Yoga all at sea
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:38 GMT - SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:44:20 GMT - A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:56:41 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:22 GMT - The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:33 GMT - Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.
VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT - Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.
VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:52:50 GMT - Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.
'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:19:11 GMT - A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:31:53 GMT - Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:49:59 GMT - Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
Obama urges action over tax scheme
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:03:13 GMT - US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.
Google quizzed over deleted links
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:29 GMT - Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.
Qualcomm disputes China phone sales
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:59 GMT - US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
Birdman heads Venice gala line-up
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:02 GMT - Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
More art found in Gurlitt's home
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:12 GMT - Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.
Call for end to 'throwaway society'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:05:10 GMT - A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
Government to end nuclear waste veto
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:26:33 GMT - The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
Paracetamol for back pain questioned
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:55:37 GMT - Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
Genetic clues to age of first period
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:28 GMT - The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
Wiggins says he's 'done with the road'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:58 GMT - Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".
Lampard joins MLS side New York City
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:21 GMT - Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.
When time stood still
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:31 GMT - The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima - and its owner, who found peace through forgiveness.
Illegal bottom injections on rise in US
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:02:06 GMT - In search of a rounder backside, women are turning to discount procedures that can lead to pains, disfiguration and even death.
Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:08 GMT - A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:35:21 GMT - Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.
Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:28 GMT - Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
Aruba detains top Venezuela official
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:55:13 GMT - The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:20 GMT - The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:29:16 GMT - 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.
One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:10:38 GMT - A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Big crowds expected at Games day two
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:43:42 GMT - More than 100,000 people are expected at Commonwealth Games venues later during the second day of competition.
'Alarming' increase in sham weddings
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:28:07 GMT - Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.
'Politicians protected by cover-up'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:02:01 GMT - A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.
Your pictures: Cycling
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
Day in pictures: 24 July 2014
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:24:01 GMT - 24 hours of news photos: 24 July
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT - Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT - TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
Prince George's first year
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT - Prince George's first year
Day in pictures: 22 July 2014
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:44:47 GMT - 24 hours of news photos: 22 July
In pictures: Royal first birthdays
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:54:44 GMT - A long line of royal baby photos
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:04:14 GMT - An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV
A country where liberal journalists risk death
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:26 GMT - The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence
Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:42:01 GMT - Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?
MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:29:19 GMT - Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?
France protests over performers' pay
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:22:55 GMT - French performers march to defend state benefits
Senegal’s cattle rustlers challenged
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:56 GMT - Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers
Criticising Israel, avoiding anti-Semitism
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:34:01 GMT - Can you criticise Israel without being anti-Semitic?
Five famous Scots with no vote
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:48:38 GMT - Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum
Narendra Modi: Is India's PM avoiding the media?
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:26:32 GMT - Why Indian PM Narendra Modi is avoiding the media
Voices from the death penalty debate
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:05:25 GMT - Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate
The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:42:42 GMT - The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
Do women need bigger parking spaces?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:38:05 GMT - Do Chinese women need bigger spaces than men?
China Week: Typhoons to tantrums
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:41:03 GMT - China editor Carrie Gracie looks at what's made news this week
Central African Republic's road to anarchy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:50:27 GMT - Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias

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