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UN calls for immediate Gaza truce  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:10:53 GMT
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after fighting continued on Sunday. 
MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:57:27 GMT
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says. 
California hit by raging wildfires  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:42 GMT
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles. 
Nibali seals Tour de France win  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:05:53 GMT
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris. 
Aruba frees top Venezuela official  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:19:15 GMT
The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities. 
S Korea ferry trial: Students testify  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:02:37 GMT
High school students who survived South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster begin testifying at the trial of the ship's crew. 
Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:42:43 GMT
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say. 
Costa Concordia ends final voyage  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:29:30 GMT
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation. 
'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:40:39 GMT
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria. 
Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:21:10 GMT
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say. 
Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:21:49 GMT
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests. 
WW1 remembrance database launched  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:10:31 GMT
The Royal British Legion starts an online campaign to gather tributes to every Commonwealth serviceman and woman who died in World War One. 
VIDEO: Lightning strikes crowd on beach  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:28:42 GMT
Lighting struck people on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, some were treated at scene. 
VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:27:50 GMT
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire. 
VIDEO: Ebola outbreak: Border crossings to close  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:17:52 GMT
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.