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Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:28:21 GMT
Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice". 
Forensic scientists reach MH17 site  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:35 GMT
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day. 
S Leone declares Ebola emergency  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:39:25 GMT
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined. 
Argentina blames US for debt default  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:26:58 GMT
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent". 
Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:26:54 GMT
Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan. 
Russia told to pay Yukos investors  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:02:14 GMT
Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights. 
Xinjiang imam killed after clashes  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:44:08 GMT
The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination. 
Race to find India landslide missing  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:31:50 GMT
Rescuers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has killed at least 30 and buried up to 200 people, but hopes of finding survivors fade as time passes. 
US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:11:25 GMT
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help. 
Bathers drown off Karachi coast  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:22:11 GMT
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say. 
Australia 'in child asylum cover-up'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:09:33 GMT
The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry. 
Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:31:38 GMT
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme. 
VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:24:43 GMT
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it. 
VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:33:01 GMT
A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany. 
VIDEO: Underwater art exhibition in Italy  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:53:54 GMT
An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.