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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
Gaza sees one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warns of a long conflict ahead.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:33:32 GMT)

EU set to widen Russia sanctions
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:30 GMT)

China investigates ex-security chief
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:23:20 GMT)

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:46:18 GMT)

China regulators in Microsoft visit
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:28:45 GMT)

UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:53:30 GMT)

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:53 GMT)

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:34:33 GMT)

South Korea sees conscript suicides
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:51:36 GMT)

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:54:37 GMT)

Xinjiang violence 'kills 13 people'
A Chinese official tells the BBC 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:07:48 GMT)

Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:40:50 GMT)

Gecko sex satellite back in touch
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:58 GMT)

Koala survives speedy ride under car
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:17:39 GMT)

LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:11:35 GMT)

Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:34:23 GMT)

Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:13:58 GMT)

Venezuela party in key congress
Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:34:37 GMT)

Strike ends in South Africa
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:01:30 GMT)

Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold
Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:44 GMT)

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine
Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:30:16 GMT)

MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:47:42 GMT)

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn, but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:32:47 GMT)

Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:54:12 GMT)

France offers Iraq Christians asylum
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT)

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:08 GMT)

Migrant benefits to be tightened
The UK is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:40:13 GMT)

PM to meet families of MH17 victims
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:28:31 GMT)

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:02 GMT)

UBS responds to dark pools probe
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:29:29 GMT)

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:22:32 GMT)

Moeen warned by ICC over wristbands
England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:33:46 GMT)

Van Gaal to bide time over new faces
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:51 GMT)

Williams fit for US Open after virus
World number one Serena Williams will be fit to defend her US Open title next month after recovering from a virus.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:59:29 GMT)

Goldfinch novel set for big screen
Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:57:35 GMT)

Ronstadt receives White House honour
Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:48:01 GMT)

Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout
Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:02:04 GMT)

VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home
A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:32:16 GMT)

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

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

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:06 GMT)

VIDEO: Old van turned into mobile sauna
An entrepreneur in Kyrgyzstan has converted a rusty old van into a mobile steam room.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:36:28 GMT)

VIDEO: Children go out to celebrate Eid
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:25:29 GMT)

VIDEO: The facts about global travel
BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:11:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Dog friendly buses in Hong Kong
A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:58:10 GMT)

MH17 crash: The 298 who perished
The 298 men, women and children who perished
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:25:49 GMT)

China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:25 GMT)

Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:41 GMT)

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT)

VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate
The summer movies criticising US drone policies
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:23:39 GMT)

CAR crisis: Silent majority held hostage
How CAR's armed youths hold a silent majority hostage
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:56:41 GMT)

In pictures: Indian child beggars
The child beggars struggling to get by in the Indian capital, Delhi
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:40:06 GMT)

Wide-eyed lemurs on the web
Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:59:00 GMT)

The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm
How did Michael Jackson help inspire Indian handbag firm?
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:03:15 GMT)

Nollywood finds its global audience online
Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:53 GMT)

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