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MH17 bodies leave Ukraine rebel area  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:04:12 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. 
Fresh push to broker Gaza truce  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:11:33 GMT
A diplomatic push to broker a truce in the Gaza Strip is intensifying, as Israel continues its military operation on the Palestinian territory. 
FGM parents to face prosecution  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:47:04 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. 
Poisoned spy death inquiry announced  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:32:52 GMT
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. 
Joko Widodo 'wins Indonesia poll'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:52:06 GMT
The party of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo claims victory in Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election, as his rival vows to challenge the result. 
Nigerian leader meets girls' parents  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:26:55 GMT
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting for the first time parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists 100 days ago. 
Human body parts dumped in Tanzania  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:09:27 GMT
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam. 
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. 
Netflix profits double to $71m  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:39:39 GMT
Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago. 
'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:31:12 GMT
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body. 
Beef's greater environment burden  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:08:53 GMT
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock. 
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.