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July 23rd, 2014
Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
July 23rd, 2014
Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
July 24th, 2014
Arizona execution takes two hours
US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
July 24th, 2014
CAR factions announce ceasefire
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict.
July 23rd, 2014
Venezuela opposition leader on trial
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests.
July 23rd, 2014
Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash
More than 40 people die when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashes after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.
July 23rd, 2014
Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
July 23rd, 2014
Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
July 23rd, 2014
US 'around the world' flier crashes
A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.
July 23rd, 2014
Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
July 23rd, 2014
S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
July 23rd, 2014
Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow
The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park in Glasgow, with events starting on Thursday.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'
More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar
Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
July 24th, 2014
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash
More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.
July 23rd, 2014
VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza
The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza.
July 23rd, 2014
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
July 23rd, 2014
Sri Lanka cyclists spotted on motorway
Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team are stopped by police for cycling down a Glasgow motorway.
July 23rd, 2014
Facebook reports surge in profits
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
July 24th, 2014
GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.
July 23rd, 2014
Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
July 23rd, 2014
Tor creator works to debug dark web
One of the co-creators of Tor says he is working with others to tackle a "bug" that undermines the anonymity offered by the dark web system.
July 23rd, 2014
Geldof died of heroin overdose
TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.
July 23rd, 2014
Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
July 23rd, 2014
Fur seals feel climate impacts
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
July 23rd, 2014
Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
July 23rd, 2014
Quarantine over China plague death
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
July 23rd, 2014
Glaxo profits fall hits shares
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
July 23rd, 2014
Jamieson and Wiggins eye early golds
Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins chase gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games.
July 24th, 2014
Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.
July 23rd, 2014
The deaths uniting women across the world
After 13 years, Nato troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan - thousands of soldiers have died but the experiences of their widows differ dramatically.
July 22nd, 2014
VIDEO: When Britain ruled India
Anne Wright grew up during the dying days of British rule in India
July 23rd, 2014
Somali musician-MP is shot dead
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.
July 23rd, 2014
India MPs 'force-fed' Muslim worker
Both houses of India's parliament are adjourned in uproar after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.
July 23rd, 2014
Bulgarian prime minister resigns
The embattled Socialist prime minister of Bulgaria resigns after only a year in office to allow for an early election on 5 October.
July 23rd, 2014
Colombian army kills ELN rebels
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.


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