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Strike on Gaza market 'kills 17'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:54:51 GMT
At least 17 people are killed and 160 hurt as an Israeli strike hits a market crowded with shoppers near Gaza City, Palestinian officials say. 
G7 says Russia faces more sanctions  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:06:52 GMT
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted". 
Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:58:12 GMT
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say. 
Six dead in Nigeria college blast  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:08:06 GMT
At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say. 
Dozens trapped by Indian landslide  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:33:09 GMT
At least 17 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 150 people trapped in a village in western India, officials say. 
US economic growth surges by 4%  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:37:29 GMT
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations. 
France evacuates expats from Libya  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:16:09 GMT
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias. 
NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:44:37 GMT
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "potential major threat" to Britain, the government's chief scientific adviser warns. 
House to vote to sue President Obama  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:32:37 GMT
The US House of Representatives is set to pass a resolution authorising it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his overreach of authority. 
Tight security after Xinjiang unrest  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:08 GMT
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months. 
Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:10:58 GMT
The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly. 
Airline apology over drug warning  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:16:53 GMT
Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing. 
VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:35 GMT
Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. 
VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT
Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel. 
VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:17 GMT
The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.