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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:33:32 GMT
Gaza sees one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warns of a long conflict ahead. 
China investigates ex-security chief  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:34:27 GMT
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say. 
Migrant benefits to be tightened  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:40:13 GMT
Britain is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects. 
EU set to widen Russia sanctions  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:42:20 GMT
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine. 
Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:53 GMT
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says. 
US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:46:18 GMT
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious". 
China regulators in Microsoft visit  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:28:45 GMT
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices. 
Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:34:33 GMT
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar. 
UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:53:30 GMT
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board. 
South Korea sees conscript suicides  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:51:36 GMT
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit. 
Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:57 GMT
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank. 
Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:02 GMT
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers. 
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. 
VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:06 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.