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UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:49:52 GMT
UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings. 
Ukraine seizes key town near Donetsk  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:57:30 GMT
Ukraine says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight. 
Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:53:49 GMT
Militant Islamists in Somalia shoot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. 
'Dozens trapped' by Indian landslide  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:09 GMT
About 40 houses are buried and up to 150 people feared trapped after a landslide hit a village in western India, officials say. 
France evacuates expats from Libya  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:02:03 GMT
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias. 
Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:59:46 GMT
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "potential major threat" to Britain, the government's chief scientific adviser warns. 
Argentina hours away from default  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:24:05 GMT
No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches. 
More than five-a-day 'no effect'  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:24 GMT
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. 
Guinea concert stampede kills 24  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:12:11 GMT
At least 24 people have died after a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, with dozens reported injured. 
Los Angeles flood hits university  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:14:18 GMT
A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say. 
'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:36:04 GMT
Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat". 
Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:03:51 GMT
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September. 
VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:35 GMT
Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. 
VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:01:17 GMT
The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year. 
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