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West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:45:15 GMT 
    At least two Palestinians have been killed at a march in the West Bank in protests against Israel's military operation in Gaza.

Wreckage of Algeria plane found 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:17:02 GMT 
    The wreck of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.

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.

Russia 'fired rockets into Ukraine' 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:35:10 GMT 
    The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.

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.

Arizona halts executions amid review 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:18:42 GMT 
    Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.

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.

US reporter believed held in Iran 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:02:13 GMT 
    An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists appear to have been detained in Tehran, the newspaper says.

US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:03:18 GMT 
    A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:18 GMT 
    Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.

Ghana protests over rising prices 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:18:16 GMT 
    Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Africa 'needs green revolution' 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:04 GMT 
    Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:33 GMT 
    Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:44:20 GMT 
    A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:11:00 GMT 
    The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.
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