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MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:50:51 GMT 
    The first bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.


Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:32:29 GMT 
    The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.


Costa Concordia to be towed away 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:08:09 GMT 
    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is to be towed away for scrap, as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever goes on.


Rival to challenge Indonesia result 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:53:26 GMT 
    The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.


Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:33 GMT 
    A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.


Airlines halt flights into Israel 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:01 GMT 
    US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.


US court allows Arizona execution 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:39:03 GMT 
    The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.


Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:28:08 GMT 
    EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.


Tajik spy charge academic freed 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:33 GMT 
    An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.


Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:59 GMT 
    Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.


Queen's horse fails drugs test 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:14:16 GMT 
    Estimate, a racehorse owned by the Queen, has tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine.


Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:55:06 GMT 
    The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.


VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:41:42 GMT 
    Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.


VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:59:53 GMT 
    Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.


VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:42:26 GMT 
    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.
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