"Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances."
—Jay Leno American comedian/ performer/ talk show host Tonight Show
- Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:29 GMT
- The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
- Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:35 GMT
- More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.
- Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:45:04 GMT
- The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
- Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:57:19 GMT
- Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.
- Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:51:46 GMT
- The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
- Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:15 GMT
- Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
- Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:38 GMT
- The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
- S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:55 GMT
- The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
- Geldof died of heroin overdose Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:17:52 GMT
- TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.
- France jails pro-Palestinian rioters Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:50:04 GMT
- A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.
- Quarantine over China plague death Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:47:27 GMT
- Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
- Green light for Crimea gambling zone Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:28 GMT
- Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.
- Key bridge blown up in Nigeria Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:18:34 GMT
- Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.
- Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT
- Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
- India MPs 'force-fed' Muslim worker Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:48 GMT
- Both houses of India's parliament are adjourned in uproar after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.