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UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:54 GMT - UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.
Ukraine seizes key town near Donetsk
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:14:44 GMT - Ukraine says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.
Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:58:12 GMT - Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.
US growth rebounds in second quarter
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:10 GMT - The US economy grew by 4% in the second-quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
Dozens trapped by Indian landslide
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:31:55 GMT - At least 10 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 160 people trapped under debris in a village in western India.
France evacuates expats from Libya
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:16:09 GMT - The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:19:06 GMT - The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "potential major threat" to Britain, the government's chief scientific adviser warns.
Bankers given stricter bonus rules
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:26:56 GMT - The Bank of England unveils plans which may see badly-performing bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
Argentina hours away from default
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:24:05 GMT - No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.
More than five-a-day 'no effect'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:24 GMT - New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.
Guinea concert stampede kills 24
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:12:11 GMT - At least 24 people have died after a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, with dozens reported injured.
'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:36:04 GMT - Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".
Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:03:51 GMT - Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.
Hollywood rallies to save celluloid
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:22:34 GMT - Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.
Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:10:58 GMT - The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.
Astronomers weigh up Milky Way
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:11:55 GMT - The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.
VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:35 GMT - Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.
VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT - Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.
VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:17 GMT - The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:49:25 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:26:36 GMT - Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.
VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT - A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.
VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:51:36 GMT - New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.
VIDEO: Star Trek star Takei's life on film
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:52 GMT - Star Trek star George Takei talks about being his childhood experience of living in an internment camp during World War Two.
Airline apology over drug warning
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:16:53 GMT - Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.
Star Wars name passport rejected
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:19:46 GMT - A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.
Fastest growth in Spain since 2007
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:09:20 GMT - Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:38:45 GMT - The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
UK to allow driverless cars on roads
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:39 GMT - The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.
Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:09 GMT - A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.
No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT - Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".
Lawyers quit director's sex case
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:57:10 GMT - Two lawyers acting for a man who claims he was sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer as a teenager ask to withdraw from the case.
Birds beat machines in hover test
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:18 GMT - Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.
How faces drive first impressions
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:36 GMT - UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
West Africa flight ban over Ebola
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT - 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.
Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:15:25 GMT - Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.
Kallis retires from internationals
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:57 GMT - South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38.
Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:41 GMT - Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.
The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT - In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.
The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT - In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions.
Cameroon army officers sacked
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:55:43 GMT - Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.
Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:14:29 GMT - The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.
Aer Lingus reports improved fortunes
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:42:57 GMT - Aer Lingus reports a "significant" improvement in its operating profit over the last six months, which rose by 40% compared to the same period last year.
Colombian city on alert after attack
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:20:58 GMT - After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.
Libya militias seize Benghazi base
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:53:22 GMT - 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.
Deal on US college sport concussions
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:25 GMT - The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:14 GMT - An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Ex-policeman on Rodney murder charge
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:45:22 GMT - A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.
Nine years for baby-killer boyfriend
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:52:48 GMT - A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is jailed for nine years for manslaughter.
UK 'to feel Russia sanction pain'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:07:00 GMT - The UK will pay a price for Russian sanctions but the "pain" will be shared across the EU, says Philip Hammond.
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT - News photos from around the world
A community's tales
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT - Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
Day in pictures: 25 July 2014
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:49 GMT - 24 hours of news photos: 25 July
'Hidden' photos reveal library build
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT - 'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
Your pictures: Cycling
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
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
VIDEO: How WW1 shaped a poet's life
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:33:12 GMT - The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head
How many men are paedophiles?
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:34:41 GMT - How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?
Saving lives on the Ebola front line
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:16:58 GMT - Life on the Ebola front line
VIDEO: Duchovny a national symbol in Russia
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:48:35 GMT - How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia
Playing French horn with no arms
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:30:47 GMT - The French horn player who has no arms
Ebola virus: Twitter Q&A
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:05:18 GMT - Ask BBC health reporter Tulip Mazumdar about Ebola outbreak
The women having a laugh in Turkey
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:52:49 GMT - Why are women in Turkey posting laughing selfies?
The Commonwealths boxer who had never been in a ring
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:22 GMT - Commonwealth boxer who had never been in a ring
Argentina in denial over debt dispute
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:12:43 GMT - Call it something else, says Argentina's president
Business booms at Jordan's Zaatari camp
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:06:39 GMT - Syrian refugees spotting business opportunities in Jordan camp
Study: Religious children believe fantasy
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:43 GMT - Are religious children likely to believe fantasies?
The reindeer herders battling a mine
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:28 GMT - The reindeer herders fighting an iron ore mine
Red in tooth and claw
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:48 GMT - How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics
CAR crisis: Meeting the rebel army chief
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:24 GMT - Why CAR's rebels are turning their backs on the nation state
Disarray at UN chokes peace efforts
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:34:04 GMT - Why the UN can't guarantee world peace

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