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Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:38:17 GMT
The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike. 
Obama defends under-fire CIA director  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:17:35 GMT
President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11. 
Australians abandon Down's surrogate  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:08:47 GMT
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000), 
UK suspends Tripoli embassy services  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:03:37 GMT
The Foreign Office says operations at the UK embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya. 
Judge urges Argentina default talks  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently. 
Ebola spreading too fast - WHO  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:03:21 GMT
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders. 
MH17 crash team finds human remains  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:38:02 GMT
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues. 
Mexican media denounces 'gag law'  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:47:29 GMT
Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-eastern Sinaloa state. 
US House passes $694m border bill  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:05:31 GMT
A $694m (£412m) bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but won't reach the Senate. 
Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:29 GMT
A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York. 
'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:39:51 GMT
Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports. 
Held GSK detective visited by son  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:09:14 GMT
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father. 
VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19:24 GMT
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities. 
VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:30 GMT
Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years. 
VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:50:02 GMT
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24