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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:37 GMT

More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza after PM Netanyahu warns of a long conflict ahead.

EU widens sanctions against Russia
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:25:58 GMT

The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans.

China investigates ex-security chief
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:22:31 GMT

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Jewish Museum suspect extradited
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:45:53 GMT

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:19:44 GMT

The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media

Microsoft in China anti-trust probe
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:55:49 GMT

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:53 GMT

Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.

Deadly attack hits China's Xinjiang
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:24 GMT

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in an attack in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:34:33 GMT

A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:45:58 GMT

An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.

Liberia bans football over Ebola
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:32:25 GMT

Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

Pussy Riot sue Russian government
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:41:55 GMT

Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.

Gecko sex satellite back in touch
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:58 GMT

Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.

Koala survives speedy ride under car
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:17:39 GMT

A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:46:18 GMT

The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".

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.

UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:53:30 GMT

The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.

Mexico firm rues false quake alarm
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:22:27 GMT

SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.

West Africa flight ban over Ebola
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:36:41 GMT

A major West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Gold medallist fails drugs test
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:19:50 GMT

Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:30:16 GMT

Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.

India's Flipkart raises record $1bn
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:13:05 GMT

India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart raises $1bn (£590m; 60bn rupees) in fresh funding, the largest ever for an Indian internet firm.

Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:11:29 GMT

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.

Turkey PM to return US Jewish award
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:57:04 GMT

A row over Israel prompts Turkey's PM Erdogan to return an award he received in 2004 from the American Jewish Congress.

France offers Iraq Christians asylum
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:08 GMT

Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.

MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:20:11 GMT

The parents of Liam Sweeney, one of the Britons who died in the MH17 air crash, have said they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to his body.

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:22 GMT

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:29:28 GMT

Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:20 GMT

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

Airbus cancels Skymark contract
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:51:06 GMT

Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:46 GMT

Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.

Barkley signs new Everton deal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:42:11 GMT

Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.

La Liga 'wants all of world's best'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:48:14 GMT

The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.

Government ends prison guitar ban
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:56 GMT

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:36:43 GMT

Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.

Apes continue reign in UK cinemas
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:56 GMT

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.

VIDEO: Footage shows battle for Donetsk
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:02 GMT

The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.

VIDEO: No Eid respite for CAR muslims
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:41:51 GMT

Andrew Harding reports on the ongoing violence in the Central Africa Republic.

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:44:07 GMT

The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.

VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:32:16 GMT

A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:06 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.

VIDEO: Children go out to celebrate Eid
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:25:29 GMT

Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

VIDEO: The facts about global travel
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:11:12 GMT

BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.

MH17 crash: The 298 who perished
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:25:49 GMT

The 298 men, women and children who perished

In pictures: Eid around the world
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:32:11 GMT

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid

VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:03:40 GMT

How social media is changing comedy in China

China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:25 GMT

The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality

Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:41 GMT

Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT

The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart

VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:23:39 GMT

The summer movies criticising US drone policies

CAR crisis: Silent majority held hostage
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:56:41 GMT

How CAR's armed youths hold a silent majority hostage

Wide-eyed lemurs on the web
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:59:00 GMT

Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online