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MH17 bodies out of rebel area  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:27:16 GMT
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory. 
UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:23:29 GMT
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking". 
Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:41:18 GMT
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election. 
Poisoned spy death inquiry announced  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:06:01 GMT
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. 
Call to end FGM 'in this generation'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:37:34 GMT
Parents face prosecution in the UK if they fail to prevent daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage, under new measures. 
'Foreigners' killed in Kabul attack  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:50:21 GMT
A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say. 
Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:20:51 GMT
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says. 
Nigerian leader meets girls' parents  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:23:19 GMT
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has meting for the first time parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists 100 days ago. 
Real Madrid seal Rodriguez signing  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:47:01 GMT
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a reported £63m. 
Turkish police held in wiretap probe  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:13:39 GMT
At least 67 Turkish police are arrested on suspicion of wire-tapping linked to a corruption inquiry targeting the prime minister's inner circle. 
Children dead in French bus crash  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:19:30 GMT
Five children and an adult have been killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say. 
Three person IVF plans 'progress'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. 
VIDEO: 'I was forced to marry a stranger'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:22:50 GMT
BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will. 
VIDEO: Gaza 'terror tunnels' - in 60 secs  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:20 GMT
Israel sent ground troops into Gaza on Thursday, saying the ground operation is necessary to target Hamas' network of tunnels. 
VIDEO: 'Alien Cauliflower': Up close with jellyfish  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:41:47 GMT
The number of jellyfish in British waters could hit a record high this year, according to researchers.