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World News From BBC

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:01:22 GMT
A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, as 32 Palestinians are reported dead in overnight shelling. 
US and EU expand sanctions on Russia  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:29:16 GMT
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker". 
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. 
Libya militias seize Benghazi base  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:53:22 GMT
A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli. 
Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26:40 GMT
The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93. 
Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:14:29 GMT
The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh. 
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. 
China spies 'hacked Canada agency'  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:02:45 GMT
A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says. 
Deadly violence hits China's Xinjiang  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:47:38 GMT
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say. 
West Africa flight ban over Ebola  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone. 
Tevez father freed after kidnapping  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:50:53 GMT
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours. 
Twitter shares surge on user growth  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:39 GMT
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%. 
VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:26:36 GMT
Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published. 
VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT
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. 
AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film?  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:13:36 GMT
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.