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- Israel and Hamas agree new truce
- Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting between the two sides.
- Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 24
- A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 24 people and injures about 270 others.
- Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US
- A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.
- Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'
- A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
- Ebola victim heads to US hospital
- A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa.
- US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'
- The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
- China manufacturing growth speeds up
- China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.
- Forensic scientists reach MH17 site
- International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.
- Argentina blames US for debt default
- Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
- Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies
- Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.
- Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'
- South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.
- VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen
- A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.
- VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds
- A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.
- VIDEO: Underwater art exhibition in Italy
- An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs
- Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.
- VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists
- The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.
- VIDEO: Star Wars comes to County Kerry
- Residents and tourists in Portmagee, County Kerry, are getting a taste of Hollywood as scenes for the new Star Wars film are shot on nearby island Skellig Michael.
- VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola
- Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
- Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed
- Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
- 'Tolkien's tree' to get the chop
- A 215-year-old tree thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien during the author's time in Oxford is to be chopped down after two of its branches fell off.
- WTO fails to seal global trade deal
- The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.
- Tesla and Panasonic to build factory
- Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.
- Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
- The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
- 'Draconian' Russian net law enacted
- A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.
- Met Opera in late union talks
- The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout.
- Israeli show cancelled after protest
- An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Fringe is cancelled after only one performance following a protest by a pro-Palestinian group.
- Dinosaurs 'shrank' to become birds
- Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.
- Minister wants end to animal testing
- Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.
- WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola
- The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
- DNA project 'to make UK world leader'
- A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
- Cook relieved by England victory
- Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form.
- Amos beats Rudisha to 800m gold
- Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold.
- American Vogue's first black cover girl
- Beverly Johnson was told she would never be on the cover of Vogue - but she made history when she became the first black model to do just that.
- How do you get your face on the dollar?
- The US is debating putting a woman's face on the US dollar. How does it happen?
- Senegal corruption trial 'political'
- The flamboyant son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.
- Race to find India landslide missing
- Rescuers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has killed at least 30 and buried up to 200 people, but hopes of finding survivors fade as time passes.
- Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
- Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
- Mexico migrants' train deal reached
- The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
- Filipinos urged to leave Libya
- A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
- Police urged to carry drugs antidote
- US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
- Whistle-blowers often victimised - MPs
- The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins
- Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.
- Appeal over CBBC actor's killing
- Police hunting for a man wanted over the stabbing of a children's TV actor offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.
- Exam body to check 'extra help' data
- The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils.
- Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
- News photos from around the world
- A community's tales
- Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
- Day in pictures: 25 July 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 25 July
- 'Hidden' photos reveal library build
- 'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
- Your pictures: Cycling
- Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
- Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
- Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
- Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
- TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
- Prince George's first year
- Prince George's first year
- America's 'inexorably' botched executions
- America's long history of executions that go wrong
- The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold
- How an unknown runner won India's first Commonwealth gold
- Bling for Indonesia's new mega-rich
- Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital Jakarta
- Ukraine crisis creates UK tensions
- Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions
- World War One battlefields 100 years on
- World War One battlefields, 100 years on
- Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?
- Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?
- VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?
- Who are the children ending up at the US border?
- Broods: New Zealand's next pop export
- Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports
- Quiz of the week's news
- Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?
- Poles eat apples to annoy Putin
- Why Poles are eating apples to annoy Putin
- Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals
- Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals
- CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?
- CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country
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