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- Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier
- 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
- President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
- Australians abandon Down's surrogate
- 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),
- MH17 crash team finds human remains
- 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.
- Judge urges Argentina default talks
- 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
- The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
- Mexican media denounces 'gag law'
- 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
- A $694m (£412m) bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but won't reach the Senate.
- Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
- Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
- Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.
- VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
- Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans
- Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.
- VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium
- A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.
- VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen
- 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: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?
- Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.
- India hires mimics to scare monkeys
- Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.
- Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive
- Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold and Steve Angello say Ibiza has become too VIP and is pricing normal people out.
- US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July
- The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.
- Firms count cost of Russia sanctions
- Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.
- Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi
- People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.
- 'Draconian' Russian net law enacted
- A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.
- Rolf Harris challenges conviction
- Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
- Silent film tops documentary poll
- Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.
- Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars
- Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.
- Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed
- Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
- BMJ 'right' in statins claims row
- An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
- HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'
- Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.
- Lampard set for Man City loan move
- Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.
- Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty
- The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.
- America's 'botched' executions
- A string of botched lethal injections has led the US president to order an inquiry into how the death penalty is applied - but botching, it turns out, is nothing new.
- The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold
- When Milkha Singh took to the track at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff few had heard of him - but he made history.
- Somali MP shot dead outside mosque
- A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.
- Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
- A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.
- Russia bans Polish fruit and veg
- Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
- Mexico migrants' train deal reached
- The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
- Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
- The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
- US Ebola victims to be evacuated
- Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.
- UK suspends Tripoli embassy services
- The Foreign Office says operations at its embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.
- Foreign drivers' fines cost 'millions'
- Foreign drivers cost councils millions of pounds every year in unpaid parking fines, the Local Government Association says.
- 'Purple pound should attract firms'
- Smarter businesses could reduce the extra living costs faced by disabled people, the head of a new commission says.
- Uber taxi app 'competing unfairly'
- The Uber taxi app is "competing unfairly" with London's black cabs, senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge says.
- Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
- News photos from around the world
- A community's tales
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- 24 hours of news photos: 25 July
- 'Hidden' photos reveal library build
- 'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
- Your pictures: Cycling
- Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
- Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
- Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
- Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
- TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
- Prince George's first year
- Prince George's first year
- The next silicon revolution?
- Could silicon be about to deliver yet another industrial revolution?
- Seven singular sports from the Victorian era
- The bee v pigeon race and other singular sports
- The boy on a beach with an RPG
- Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG
- Taiwanese fearful after pipeline blasts
- Residents fear more blasts from aging network of gas pipelines
- Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'
- On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado
- Working Lives Panama
- Five very different working lives in Panama
- Tech firms hit by cyber extortion
- Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline
- Risking it all to save the boss
- The workers risking it all for their popular chief executive
- 10 things we didn't know last week
- Nixon's interest in panda mating and nine more news nuggets
- Captured troops: Israel's weak spot?
- The capture of soldiers in 2006 forced Israel to pay a heavy price
- CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?
- CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country
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