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Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:29 GMT
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base. 
Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:35 GMT
More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say. 
Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:45:04 GMT
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park. 
Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:19 GMT
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza. 
Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:51:46 GMT
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day. 
Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:15 GMT
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two. 
Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:38 GMT
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged. 
S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:55 GMT
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says. 
Geldof died of heroin overdose  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:17:52 GMT
TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules. 
France jails pro-Palestinian rioters  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:50:04 GMT
A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence. 
Quarantine over China plague death  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:47:27 GMT
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say. 
Green light for Crimea gambling zone  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:28 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. 
Key bridge blown up in Nigeria  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:18:34 GMT
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC. 
Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub. 
India MPs 'force-fed' Muslim worker  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:48 GMT
Both houses of India's parliament are adjourned in uproar after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.