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July 28th, 2014
Deadly violence in Gaza and Israel
Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.
July 28th, 2014
MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
July 28th, 2014
Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
July 28th, 2014
Russia to appeal $50bn Yukos payout
Russia will appeal a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
July 28th, 2014
AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
July 28th, 2014
Ferry students 'floated from cabins'
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
July 28th, 2014
Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty
Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
July 28th, 2014
Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
July 28th, 2014
Nigerian state bans cars during Eid
Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
July 28th, 2014
Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
July 28th, 2014
Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
July 28th, 2014
Burma Top Gear breached Ofcom rules
Top Gear's Burma special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial term broke broadcasting guidelines, Ofcom rules.
July 28th, 2014
VIDEO: Dog friendly buses in Hong Kong
A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.
July 28th, 2014
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
July 27th, 2014
VIDEO: Quick-thinking mother saves baby
A woman and her baby had a lucky escape, when they narrowly avoided being involved in a car accident in San Francisco.
July 27th, 2014
VIDEO: Syria's ancient heritage under fire
UNESCO has established an observatory in Lebanon aimed at preventing Syria's artefacts being smuggled into neighbouring countries.
July 25th, 2014
VIDEO: The wine collection with a Nazi past
In a Moldovan vineyard cellar lies a collection of wine confiscated from Hermann Goering.
July 28th, 2014
VIDEO: War nightmares of Syrian children
Millions of Syrian children are caught up in the conflict
July 26th, 2014
VIDEO: Peru to auction ex-spy chief jewels
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.
July 28th, 2014
VIDEO: What price for free wi-fi?
How businesses hope to learn more about us by offering free wi-fi.
July 28th, 2014
Koala survives speedy ride under car
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
July 28th, 2014
VIDEO: Old van turned into mobile sauna
An entrepreneur in Kyrgyzstan has converted a rusty old van into a mobile steam room.
July 28th, 2014
Miners' strike ends in South Africa
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
July 28th, 2014
Lloyds fined £218m over Libor
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
July 28th, 2014
Hacker McKinnon turns search expert
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, reinvents himself as a search expert.
July 28th, 2014
Beats sued for noise-cancelling tech
Headphones-maker Bose claims that Beats has infringed its noise-cancelling tech and is seeking damages ahead of a takeover by Apple.
July 28th, 2014
Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
July 28th, 2014
Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout
Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007.
July 28th, 2014
How faces drive first impressions
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
July 28th, 2014
Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
July 27th, 2014
Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
July 28th, 2014
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.
July 28th, 2014
Bell & Buttler put England on top
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
July 28th, 2014
Spurs close in on Southampton pair
Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
July 26th, 2014
The people who want to be near a tornado
In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger?
July 27th, 2014
The cellar that still holds Goering's wine
When Moldova shifted towards the EU, Russia responded by targeting its vineyards - an industry with an intriguing past.
July 28th, 2014
South Africa shock NZ to win gold
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
July 28th, 2014
Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
July 28th, 2014
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.
July 28th, 2014
Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.


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