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Algerian jet missing on Sahara route  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:55:03 GMT
Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with 116 people on board. 
UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:36:40 GMT
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water. 
'Apostasy' woman flies out of Sudan  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:44:50 GMT
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy. 
Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:44:18 GMT
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says. 
More MH17 bodies to leave Ukraine  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:51:52 GMT
Another 74 bodies from the MH17 plane crash are due to leave Ukraine, as UK experts are to start examining data from the two flight recorders. 
Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:28 GMT
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds. 
Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:20:53 GMT
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani. 
Norway in Syria-linked terror alert  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:34 GMT
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says. 
Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:58:39 GMT
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say. 
Children dead in Indian train crash  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:40:03 GMT
At least 18 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say. 
Aid workers shot dead in Herat  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:01:09 GMT
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat. 
Google to face Europe data watchdogs  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:11:38 GMT
Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling. 
VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:33 GMT
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London. 
VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT
Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:43:35 GMT
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