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Gaza school attack unacceptable - US  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:58:40 GMT
The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says. 
Explosions shake Taiwanese city  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:37 GMT
A series of suspected gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kill at least five people and injure scores of others. 
WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:48:47 GMT
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan. 
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. 
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. 
Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:07:45 GMT
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states. 
Filipinos urged to leave Libya  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:11:48 GMT
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped. 
Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research. 
Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:37 GMT
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway. 
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.