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Algeria passenger jet feared crashed  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:12:16 GMT
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers. 
Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:07 GMT
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say. 
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. 
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. 
MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:35:21 GMT
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February. 
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. 
Google quizzed over deleted links  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:29 GMT
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results. 
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.