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Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 08:16:08 GMT
Israel carries out fresh strikes on Gaza and militants launch more rockets into Israel, as a hunt continues for a missing Israeli soldier. 
China factory blast kills dozens  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:53:20 GMT
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 65 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media. 
Australian pair abandon Down's baby  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:59:13 GMT
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000). 
Massive landslide near Nepal capital  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:30:11 GMT
A massive landslide on a river near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu buries dozens of homes, with six people so far confirmed dead. 
Americans in N Korea plead for help  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:06:21 GMT
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release. 
UK suspends Tripoli embassy services  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:03:37 GMT
The Foreign Office says operations at the UK embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya. 
Cameron urges Russia-Nato rethink  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:39:52 GMT
Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns. 
Judge urges Argentina default talks  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently. 
Obama defends under-fire CIA director  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:17:35 GMT
President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11. 
Mexican media denounces 'gag law'  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:47:29 GMT
Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-eastern Sinaloa state. 
Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:29 GMT
A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York. 
Foreigners 'owe millions in fines'  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:43:16 GMT
Councils are missing out on millions of pounds every year because foreign drivers are not paying parking fines, the Local Government Association says. 
VIDEO: Germany's only WW1 exhibition  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:48:56 GMT
The Berlin Historical Museum is holding the only exhibition in Germany to look at the war and its European and global implications. 
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. 
VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:30 GMT
Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years. 
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Fresh Gaza strikes amid soldier hunt  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 08:16:08 GMT
China factory blast kills dozens  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:53:20 GMT
Australian pair abandon Down's baby  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:59:13 GMT
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