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MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands
The first bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.
Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.
Costa Concordia to be towed away
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is to be towed away for scrap, as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever goes on.
Rival to challenge Indonesia result
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.
Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
Airlines halt flights into Israel
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
US court allows Arizona execution
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
Tajik spy charge academic freed
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.
Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.
Queen's horse fails drugs test
Estimate, a racehorse owned by the Queen, has tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine.
Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.
VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch
Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.
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VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ‘tough’
In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.
VIDEO: Concordia to be towed to Genoa
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia will be towed to its home port Genoa, where it will then be scrapped.
VIDEO: Madrid fans joy at Rodriguez signing
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters
Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
White flags stump New York police
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral
Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
Apple earnings up on iPhone sales
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
YouTube star sued in copyright case
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.
Reporter 'made error' at crash site
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
British films to premiere at Toronto
A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
Beef's greater environment burden
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
Three person IVF plans 'progress'
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
'Large gene find in schizophrenia'
In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.
'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
Glasgow set for opening ceremony
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.
The 90-year-old sex guru
Never mind the Kama Sutra, here is Dr Mahinder Watsa, India's foremost champion of sex education and an agony uncle with a cult following.
The children left behind in hot cars
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often?
Nigerian leader vows to free girls
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
Typhoon Rammasun strikes Vietnam
Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least 11 people in Vietnam and several people remain missing, according to local media.
EU to widen Russia sanctions
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'
Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave.
US courts conflict on Obamacare law
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
UK 'still exporting arms' to Russia
The UK is still exporting millions of pounds worth of arms and other military equipment to Russia., despite concerns over its links to separatist rebels, say MPs.
Lib Dem MP criticised for Gaza tweet
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Labour's Frank Dobson to quit as MP
Former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP at the general election next year.
'Fewer degree offers' for minorities
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
Day in pictures: 22 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 22 July
Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year
In pictures: Royal first birthdays
A long line of royal baby photos
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV
Day in pictures: 21 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 21 July
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe
In pictures: Gaza conflict
Most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive
In pictures: James Garner's career
Career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86
The deaths uniting women across the world
The deaths that unite women across the world
VIDEO: When Britain ruled India
Living in India during the dying days of the British Raj
Which sport are you made for? Take our test
Take our test to see which Commonwealth Games events match your abilities.
Challenges of investigating MH17 crash site
Contamination and tampering could hamper MH17 investigation
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
Gaza: How Hamas tunnel network grew
How Hamas spawned network of 'Viet Cong' tunnels
In pictures: Life in denuded India villages
Life in Indian villages denuded by deforestation
Will MH17 air disaster damage Putin?
Risks for Russia's Putin from MH17 disaster