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Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:26:40 GMT 
    Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.


'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:29:19 GMT 
    There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.


Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:38:44 GMT 
    The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.


Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:50:14 GMT 
    Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.


Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT 
    Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".


Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:14:36 GMT 
    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.


Ferry owner death cause 'unknown' 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:58:15 GMT 
    South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.


S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:06:07 GMT 
    A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.


Australia brings asylum group ashore 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:56:05 GMT 
    A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.


BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:53:37 GMT 
    BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.


Wildlife loss link to child slavery 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT 
    New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.


Thousands welcome Giants to city 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:46:11 GMT 
    Thousands of people line Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which will tell the story of the city during World War One.


VIDEO: UNRWA 'not informed' before attack 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:03:57 GMT 
    UN agency UNRWA says it was not informed before one of its shelters was attacked in Beit Hanoun.


VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:16 GMT 
    America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.


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  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:17:17 GMT 
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