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Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:38:17 GMT
The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike. 
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 04:38:04 GMT
A massive landslide on a river near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu buries dozens of homes, with four 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. 
US House passes $694m border bill  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:05:31 GMT
A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but is opposed by the Senate and the White House. 
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. 
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. 
VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:50:02 GMT
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24