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  • Militants 'seize Israeli soldier'
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:41:33 GMT)

    Israeli forces are searching for a missing soldier believed captured, as a Gaza truce collapses and at least 27 Palestinians are killed in Israeli shelling. ... Read


  • MH17 crash investigators get to work
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:23:56 GMT)

    A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues. ... Read


  • Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:30:03 GMT)

    Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists. ... Read


  • Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:51:57 GMT)

    A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life. ... Read


  • Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:29:05 GMT)

    A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others. ... Read


  • Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMT)

    Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 60. ... Read


  • Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:50 GMT)

    The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan. ... Read


  • Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:47:52 GMT)

    Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say. ... Read


  • US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:27:27 GMT)

    The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help. ... Read


  • WTO fails to seal global trade deal
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:08 GMT)

    The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December. ... Read


  • Police urged to carry drugs antidote
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:34:17 GMT)

    US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone. ... Read


  • Technique turns bodies 'see-through'
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:13:23 GMT)

    A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say. ... Read


  • Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT)

    Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research. ... Read


  • Muhammad Ali gloves fetch $400,000
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:31:44 GMT)

    The gloves worn by boxer Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold for nearly $400,000. ... Read


  • Ebola victim heads to US hospital
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:36:48 GMT)

    A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa. ... Read


  • Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:14:02 GMT)

    Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92. ... Read



  • Mexico migrants' train deal reached
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:41 GMT)

    The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says. ... Read



  • Amos beats Rudisha to 800m gold
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:55:52 GMT)

    Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold. ... Read


  • Military dominates Thai legislature
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:58:35 GMT)

    Thailand's junta appoints an interim legislature of 200 people that will pick the prime minister, with many from the military or police. ... Read


  • India hires mimics to scare monkeys
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:36:36 GMT)

    India hires 40 men to dress up as monkeys to scare away thousands of real simians causing havoc around parliament in Delhi. ... Read


  • Russia bans Polish fruit and veg
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:52:41 GMT)

    Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite. ... Read



  • Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:44:33 GMT)

    The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies. ... Read


  • Filipinos urged to leave Libya
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:11:48 GMT)

    A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped. ... Read


  • Rolf Harris challenges conviction
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:54 GMT)

    Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults. ... Read


  • Five officers face Jayden inquiry
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:15:37 GMT)

    Five police officers are being investigated by the force's watchdog, over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson. ... Read


  • BA owner IAG moves into profit
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:35:30 GMT)

    British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business. ... Read


  • Sharp posts 55% rise in profit
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:17:44 GMT)

    Japanese electronics maker Sharp posts a 55% increase in its operating profit for the April-to-June quarter. ... Read


  • Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:30:52 GMT)

    Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US. ... Read



  • New cameras track Man Utd players
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:26:47 GMT)

    Hi-tech cameras are brought in at Manchester United's training ground as new boss Louis van Gaal closely monitors players. ... Read



  • Sassoon war diaries published online
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMT)

    Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time. ... Read


  • Silent film tops documentary poll
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:21:05 GMT)

    Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics. ... Read


  • Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced
  • (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:11:32 GMT)

    A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced. ... Read





  • VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19:24 GMT)

    A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities. ... Read


  • VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen
  • (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:24:43 GMT)

    A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it. ... Read



















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