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- A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.
- Shelling 'kills 15 in Gaza shelter' Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:45:14 GMT
- At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.
- Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:08 GMT
- A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
- More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:51:55 GMT
- Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts 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.
- Inquiry urged into two-hour execution Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:51:23 GMT
- Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
- 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.
- IMF lowers global growth forecast Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:10 GMT
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
- 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.
- 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: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:11:00 GMT
- The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.