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Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:07 GMT

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.

Algeria passenger jet feared crashed
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:03 GMT

A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.

Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:42:27 GMT

The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.

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.

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:51:55 GMT

Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

Barclays challenges US fraud case
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:28 GMT

Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:57:57 GMT

The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.

IMF lowers global growth forecast
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:10 GMT

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

Fewer young smokers and drinkers
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:20 GMT

Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Hacking reporter spared prison
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:57 GMT

Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror reporter Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month suspended jail sentence after admitting charges including phone hacking.

Killers fail to overturn voting ban
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:22:12 GMT

The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Secret Cinema cancels opening night
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:26:12 GMT

Fans react angrily after Secret Cinema cancels an immersive screening of Back to The Future with only a couple of hours' notice.

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: Who was that man on the moon?
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:01:36 GMT

Why one year after Apollo 11, most Americans couldn't name Neil Armstrong as the first man on the moon. We spoke to Matthew Tribbe, author of No Requiem for the Space Age.

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: New twist in Banksy mural saga
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:48:13 GMT

There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

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.

AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:46:30 GMT

Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:12:08 GMT

Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:32 GMT

A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.

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.

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:24:27 GMT

A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Murdoch upstages fellow Scot Jamieson
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:15:27 GMT

Ross Murdoch breaks the Commonwealth Games record as he earns a shock win over fellow Scot Michael Jamieson in the 200m breaststroke.

Injured Carroll faces four months out
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:46 GMT

West Ham striker Andy Carroll could be out of action for four months after tearing ligaments in his ankle and requiring surgery.

I'm done with road racing - Wiggins
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:58 GMT

Sir Bradley Wiggins he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as having "no loyalty".

Renicks sisters claim golden double
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:44:44 GMT

Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

Farah forgotten as Glasgow basks in golden glow
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:56:45 GMT

The day began with Mo Farah pulling out but ended with Scotland celebrating a golden day to savour.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:49:34 GMT

Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:43 GMT

Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.

Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:38:40 GMT

Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.

VIDEO: UK 'disappointed' no Gaza ceasefire
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:08:50 GMT

The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.

Government 'loses £700m NHS IT case'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:55:37 GMT

Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.

VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:57:21 GMT

An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy

Degrees least likely for white teens
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:13:53 GMT

University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.

VIDEO: Student texts make fly on wall TV show
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:01:08 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:12:08 GMT

Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:18:52 GMT

Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.

VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:11:00 GMT

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.

Caption Challenge: Flying piano
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:33:16 GMT

It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Is it normal to search envoys?
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:58:49 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry was stopped and scanned for weapons in Egypt.

Flying car hits first floor of house
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:36 GMT

A car careers off the road and flies through the air, smashing into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire.

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:55:19 GMT

A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over the bike he uses.

First medals as Glasgow 2014 begins
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:22:00 GMT

Kimberley Renicks wins Scotland's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with an impressive victory in the judo at the SECC.

Family of four in death crash named
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:09:14 GMT

Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.

Major fish kill discovered in river
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:06:59 GMT

A major fish kill in a County Armagh river is being blamed on pollution from farm waste, says the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Kearney secures bronze medal for NI
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:22:39 GMT

NI's Lisa Kearney wins a bronze medal in the -52kg women's judo category after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Knife hidden in bra killer jailed
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:40:41 GMT

A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car is jailed for eight-and-a-half years for his manslaughter.

Apology after burns boy turned away
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:21:22 GMT

A health board apologises after staff at a Gwynedd hospital refused to admit an 11-year-old boy who had burned his stomach with a spilt cup of tea.

SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:44:39 GMT

South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.

SA to block land sales to foreigners
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:34:50 GMT

The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

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.

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:29:17 GMT

Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.

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.

Norway in Syria-linked terror alert
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:34 GMT

Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.

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.

Venezuela trial 'test for democracy'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:58:58 GMT

One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, says his trial for inciting violence will "test the quality" of the Venezuelan democracy.

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:58:39 GMT

Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:20:53 GMT

Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Inquiry urged into two-hour execution
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:51:23 GMT

Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.

GM profits hit by recall problems
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:33:05 GMT

Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Peaches' drug 'secrets' and Games pictures - papers
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:41:23 GMT

Many papers focus on the inquest of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, while others give their views on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

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

VIDEO: House of Commons
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT

Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:34:24 GMT

A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.

VIDEO: Luke Skywalker actor on new Star Wars
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:05:31 GMT

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:58 GMT

Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood

VIDEO: Witnesses describe two hour execution
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:32:23 GMT

Victims' family speak out, saying they don't believe inmate Joseph Wood was 'suffering' after a two-hour execution in Arizona.

VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:41 GMT

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.

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.

VIDEO: MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:47:29 GMT

Two planes carrying bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands.

VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:24:26 GMT

Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.

When time stood still
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:31 GMT

The Japanese man who lost everything but found peace

Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:16:21 GMT

Eight places in Europe that also want independence

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:38 GMT

How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:29:19 GMT

Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?

How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:48 GMT

How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

VIDEO: Meet the 'Women Against Feminism'
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:25:52 GMT

The young women who say they don't need feminism

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:40 GMT

Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

The rise of solo dining
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:08 GMT

The restaurants that love solo diners

Central African Republic's road to anarchy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:50:27 GMT

Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias