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Israel to probe UN school shelling  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:43:12 GMT
Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation. 
Race to find India landslide missing  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:10:55 GMT
Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 23 lives and buried some 40 homes. 
Argentina defaults for second time  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:10:34 GMT
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure. 
Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:46 GMT
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study. 
House votes to sue President Obama  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:08:25 GMT
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers. 
Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:07:13 GMT
Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down. 
Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:28:48 GMT
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year. 
Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:52:18 GMT
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report. 
Guatemala buries massacre victims  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:54:28 GMT
The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west. 
NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:35:58 GMT
New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events. 
Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:16:14 GMT
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. 
Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:21:48 GMT
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke". 
US bridge to get anti-suicide fence  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:53:04 GMT
A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year. 
VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:50:15 GMT
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed. 
VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:37 GMT
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure. 
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Israel to probe UN school shelling  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:43:12 GMT
Race to find India landslide missing  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:10:55 GMT
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