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  • Truce as deaths in Gaza pass 900
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:40:00 GMT)

    A 12-hour truce has begun in Gaza amid efforts to secure a longer ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and as the scale of damage becomes clear. ... Read


  • Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:36:15 GMT)

    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says. ... Read


  • US 'will send migrant youths home'
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:12:05 GMT)

    President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders. ... Read


  • Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:00:07 GMT)

    Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia. ... Read


  • CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:33 GMT)

    Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians. ... Read


  • Peru to auction Montesinos jewels
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:18:11 GMT)

    The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. ... Read


  • 'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:51 GMT)

    There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. ... Read


  • Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT)

    Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". ... Read


  • Greste appeal over Egypt conviction
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:43 GMT)

    Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says. ... Read


  • McDonald's in Russian court case
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:19 GMT)

    Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements. ... Read


  • S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:04:22 GMT)

    A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case. ... Read



  • High-speed train links Turkey cities
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:35 GMT)

    Turkey inaugurates a high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara, slashing by half the seven-hour journey time between the two cities. ... Read




  • American reporter held in Iran
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:38:16 GMT)

    An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms. ... Read


  • US manhunt for tuberculosis patient
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:44:49 GMT)

    Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious. ... Read


  • Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT)

    In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve. ... Read


  • Charges over Mexico children's home
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:15:20 GMT)

    A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora. ... Read


  • Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:27:16 GMT)

    All entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the capital Lagos. ... Read


  • Wildlife loss link to child slavery
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT)

    New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery. ... Read


  • Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:58:13 GMT)

    The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven. ... Read


  • Australia brings asylum group ashore
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:56:05 GMT)

    A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says. ... Read


  • BSkyB pays 5bn to create Sky Europe
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:07 GMT)

    BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers. ... Read


  • More Russians face EU sanctions
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:40:39 GMT)

    The EU adds 15 individuals and 18 entities to its sanctions list targeting Russians linked to the separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine. ... Read


  • UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria
  • (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:20 GMT)

    The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country. ... Read


  • Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:11:02 GMT)

    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa. ... Read


  • English councils propose 'Tesco tax'
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:59:58 GMT)

    A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax". ... Read


  • Huge Commonwealth flotilla for Games
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:51:23 GMT)

    The largest flotilla ever seen on the River Clyde sails from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations. ... Read


  • Russia's surprise interest rate rise
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:21 GMT)

    Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension". ... Read


  • US firm withdraws Mothercare offer
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:29 GMT)

    US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer. ... Read


  • UK economy back at pre-crisis level
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:48 GMT)

    The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures. ... Read


  • Hamilton top in final practice
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:22:11 GMT)

    Lewis Hamilton is in good shape to secure pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix after setting the pace in final practice. ... Read


  • Shaw deal too expensive - Mourinho
  • (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:39:08 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho says he pulled out a bid to sign Luke Shaw this summer because his wage demands would have "killed" Chelsea. ... Read



  • Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:09 GMT)

    Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle. ... Read


  • Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT)

    Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema. ... Read


  • Thousands welcome Giants to city
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:16 GMT)

    An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One. ... Read


  • VIDEO: Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:26:18 GMT)

    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have taken over a large Syrian army base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa in north-eastern Syria. ... Read






  • VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial?
  • (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:43 GMT)

    Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit. ... Read













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