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Suspect in museum shooting extradited to Belgium
2014-07-29 08:37:47
The suspect in the deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum was extradited from France to Belgium, a French court official said Tuesday.

Gaza fighting intensifies
2014-07-29 08:13:18
Three weeks into the Gaza conflict, fighting is intensifying, the death toll is climbing and Israel has warned its citizens to be ready for a prolonged battle.

Sewol ferry survivors testify
2014-07-29 07:37:54
Lines of police surrounded a courthouse as student survivors of the Sewol ferry disaster gave evidence in their hometown of Ansan, South Korea, on Monday.

China's tainted meat scandal explained
2014-07-29 07:36:53
McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.

2nd Air Algerie 'black box' found
2014-07-29 07:36:30
France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.

Another relative of Afghan President Karzai killed
2014-07-29 07:35:39
A cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai died in a bombing Tuesday, a provincial spokesman said, marking the latest killing of a Karzai relative.

U.S. says Russia violated missile treaty
2014-07-29 07:32:34
The U.S. is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 missile treaty. CNN's Elise Labott has more.

MH17 investigators delayed again
2014-07-29 07:32:09
The Dutch PM has called on the president of Ukraine to "please stop the fighting." CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Could this solve world hunger?
2014-07-29 07:23:17
Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could potentially eradicate world hunger and malnutrition, it could lift whole communities out of poverty, and bring down global C02 levels. For a creature measuring just a few inches in length, that's a lot of power.

China announces probe into former domestic security czar
2014-07-29 07:18:42
After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."

What a shot! 37 amazing sports photos
2014-07-29 05:45:43

Fighting stops MH17 investigators reaching Ukraine crash site
2014-07-29 04:13:16
International investigators and observers were again prevented from reaching the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Tuesday by fierce fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces.

Time to test Ebola vaccines?
2014-07-29 03:37:00
Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date. Mortality rates are currently at 60% in a disease where up to 90% of infected people can die. But despite this lethality there remain no licensed treatments or vaccines available, nearly 40 years after the disease was first discovered.

Security Council eyes Gaza cease-fire
2014-07-29 00:46:00
With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency midnight meeting early Monday and announced "strong support ... for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza.

Militants in Syria put victims' heads on poles
2014-07-28 18:21:04
In some of the most gruesome images yet to emerge from the latest mass violence in Syria, videos show militants raising their victims' severed heads on poles.

Fighting stalls MH17 retrieval plans
2014-07-28 18:05:51
Uncertainty hangs over an international effort to retrieve human remains from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine.

Venezuelan ex-general held
2014-07-28 13:24:54
A retired Venezuelan military general wanted in the United States for alleged drug-trafficking ties was arrested in Aruba in a case that could further strain U.S.-Venezuela relations.

Liberia closes its borders to stop Ebola
2014-07-28 12:09:37
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

Family's one last photo aboard MH17
2014-07-28 11:22:22
Dave Hally took one last photo of his wife and 4-year-old daughter before takeoff for their dream vacation aboard MH17. Erin Mclaughlin reports.

Second American infected with Ebola
2014-07-28 09:59:03
A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.

Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed
2014-07-28 08:27:55
A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

Boko Haram blamed in abduction of Cameroonian official's wife
2014-07-28 08:26:48
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday abducted the wife of the Cameroonian deputy prime minister in a dawn attack on his home village of Kolofata, north of the area where they also kidnapped a local chief and his family, residents and security sources said.

The Great War turns 100
2014-07-28 07:31:37
100 years ago, Austria-Hungry declared war on Serbia leading to the first World War. CNN's Max Foster has more.

No beef or chicken at Chinese McDonald's
2014-07-28 07:31:11
McDonald's restaurants in some of China's biggest cities are running out of beef and chicken products due to a recall.

Pilot, air traffic control's heated spat
2014-07-28 07:30:46
Hear the testy exchange between a Delta pilot and an air traffic controller. CNN's Michaela Pereira has more.

SWAT team storms plane in Toronto
2014-07-28 07:26:31
When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."

Japanese high school girl accused of decapitating classmate
2014-07-28 07:24:37
A 16-year-old Japanese girl has been arrested in Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, on suspicion of murdering a fellow student. Police confirmed that the alleged attacker also dismembered her victim's body.

World's most beautiful piers
2014-07-28 00:18:04
"Bridges to nowhere" to some, architectural icons and centers of entertainment for others; these jetties are worth visiting.

Security pact reached for MH17 investigators
2014-07-27 21:59:21
Malaysia has secured an agreement with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to allow a group of international police to enter the MH17 crash area to provide protection for international crash investigators, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's office said Sunday.

Source: At least 5 killed in Nigeria suicide blast
2014-07-27 14:54:20
A suicide bomber in Nigeria killed at least five people on Sunday in an attack on a church in the city of Kano, a local resident told CNN. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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Kiev Says Cannot Provide Security Guarantees to Experts at Crash Site
2014-07-29 09:19:57
Ukraine?s security troops said Tuesday they cannot provide security guarantees to international experts working at the scene of the Boeing crash in Donetsk Region, controlled by independence supporters.

Russia?s Aeroflot Extends Flight Ban to Ukrainian Cities
2014-07-29 08:24:00
Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot has decided to extend a ban on flights to Odesa and Dnepropetrovsk until August 31 and to Kharkiv and Donetsk until October 25, a spokesperson for the company said Tuesday.

Dutch Prime Minister Urges Kiev to Stop Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-29 08:07:00
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called on Kiev authorities to stop its military operation against independence supporters around the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing a government representative.

Putin Vows Assistance in Taking Ill Children Out of Crisis-Hit East Ukraine
2014-07-29 08:00:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Tuesday to help in evacuating children, who require urgent medical assistance, from violence-hit eastern Ukraine.

Australia Concerned Over Malaysian Plane Crash Probe Obstruction
2014-07-29 07:28:39
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is concerned over Australian and Dutch investigators? failure to reach the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash site due to a risky and deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine, The Australian reported Tuesday.

Latvian Volunteers Head to Donetsk Republic, Plan to Join Militia
2014-07-29 07:20:07
A group of volunteers from Latvia is heading to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic in eastern Ukraine to join independence supporters, the leader of Latvia?s For Native Language party told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Ukrainian Shell Fragments Damage Russian Border Checkpoint
2014-07-29 07:09:35
Fragments of shells from pro-Kiev forces have damaged several buildings at the Russian checkpoint of Gukovo, located on the border with Ukraine, a representative from Russia?s Federal Security Service said Tuesday.

One Child Killed as Bus Carrying Refugees in East Ukraine Comes Under Fire
2014-07-29 06:46:00
A 3-year old child and 12 passengers were injured as a bus carrying refugees in eastern Ukraine came under fire, the head of the South-Eastern Front information center said Tuesday.

US Orders Seizure of Iraqi Kurdistan?s Oil Cargo
2014-07-29 06:34:00
A US court has ordered marshals to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan aboard a tanker off the Texas coast, Reuters reported Tuesday, referring to court filings.

Russian, Chinese Companies Sign Memorandum to Build Floating Nuclear Plants
2014-07-29 05:42:00
Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russia?s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said in a statement Tuesday it had signed a memorandum on a project to build floating nuclear power plants with China?s CNNC New Energy.

Russian Naval Destroyer Moving to Mediterranean
2014-07-29 05:41:00
The Russian Navy?s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, is moving to the eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, where it will join the permanent Russian naval task force, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said.

International Experts Fail to Reach Malaysian Boeing Crash Site for Third Time Running
2014-07-29 05:41:00
A group of international investigators has for the third time failed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 due to ongoing fighting in the region, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing a statement by the Dutch Justice Ministry.

Japanese Minister Says French Mistral Deal With Russia Can Affect Japan?s Security
2014-07-29 05:37:00
The sale of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia may have a negative impact on Japan?s security, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Tokyo.

Russians Aware of Kiev's Shelling at Border, Against Troop Deployment to Ukraine - Poll
2014-07-29 05:00:00
Russians are well-aware of Ukraine?s shelling of their territories but are against sending troops to Ukraine, a poll released Tuesday by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) revealed.

Ukraine?s Naftogaz Proposes Gazprom to Review Gas Transit Contract
2014-07-29 04:51:00
Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz has sent Gazprom a letter proposing that the Russian gas giant reviews the terms of contract for gas transit via Ukraine, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev told UNN Tuesday.

Power Plant in Gaza Shut Down After Israeli Attacks
2014-07-29 04:39:00
The only power plant in the Gaza Strip has been shut down after Israeli attacks set several fuel reservoirs on fire, a local energy company representative told RIA Novosti.

Russia Says UN Sends ?Clear Signal? Against Oil Deals with Syria, Iraq Terrorists
2014-07-29 04:32:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the UN Security Council?s statement on the illicit oil trade with terrorists in Syria and Iraq is a ?clear signal? that any such deals are impossible.

Mercosur Summit to Sign New Economic Zone Agreement
2014-07-29 04:25:34
Participants of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) summit are expected to sign documents establishing a new economic zone that includes the member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Mercosur and Petrocaribe, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said.

Hamas Would Welcome Russia as Mediator in Gaza - Senior Official
2014-07-29 04:22:00
Palestine?s militant Hamas movement would welcome Russia?s initiative to broker a Gaza ceasefire, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Hamas Urges Egypt to Revise Peace Initiative to Mediate Ceasefire
2014-07-29 04:21:00
The militant Hamas movement in Gaza believes Egypt needs to come up with an expanded version of truce to reclaim its role as the main mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian armed conflict, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Ukraine?s Right Sector Blockade of Russian Oil Company Lukoil Harmful - Source
2014-07-29 04:21:00
Russian oil company Lukoil confirmed Monday that the radical Right Sector movement organized a blockade of Lukoil petrol stations in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine and called this move an obstacle to business.

Senior Official Says Hamas ?Grateful? to Qatar, Turkey for Siding With Palestinians
2014-07-29 04:20:00
The Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza is grateful to Qatar and Turkey for their offer of extensive political, economic and diplomatic support to Paletinians, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Hamas Has Upper Hand in Gaza, Set to Win Standoff With Israel ? Senior Official
2014-07-29 04:18:00
Leadership of the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas is certain its fighters will get the upper hand over Israeli troops engaged in a ground operation in Gaza, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

OSCE Mission to Hold Talks With Rostov Region?s Authorities
2014-07-29 04:08:00
The first group of members of the OSCE?s permanent mission is arriving to Rostov-on-Don and will hold a meeting with the region?s authorities, the Russian Foreign Ministry, heads of the border and customs services, a spokesman for the Rostov Region government told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Russia to Introduce Term ?Aggressor State? to Legislation
2014-07-29 03:55:00
Lawmakers in Russia?s State Duma are considering adding the notion of ?aggressor country? to the country?s laws, Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday.

Japan Gives Up Plan to Buy Fukushima Lands for Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities
2014-07-29 03:41:00
The Japanese Government has given up on a plan to buy contaminated lands near the Fukishima-1 nuclear power plant in order to build storage facilities for nuclear waste, Japan Today reported Tuesday.

Tokyo Considering Putin?s Visit to Japan, to Take Into Account Whole Scope of Factors
2014-07-29 03:39:00
Tokyo has not made a decision on Russian President Vladimir Putin?s visit planned to Japan in the fall as a comprehensive analysis of all factors is needed, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

Libyan Authorities Paying for Legal Defense of Al-Qaeda Suspect
2014-07-29 03:30:00
The Libyan government is paying to defend Abu Anas Libi, an al-Qaeda member suspected of terrorism, The Washington Post reported.

BP Wary of Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-29 03:27:00
Sanctions against Russia may have a negative impact on the performance and financial situation of oil and gas company BP, who holds a stake in Rosneft, a statement by BP said.

Construction of Brand New US Nuclear Plants Hampered
2014-07-29 03:27:00
The US has launched the construction of new nuclear energy plants using large prefabricated Lego-like blocks, in a move expected to save both time and money, and perhaps give a fresh start to the once promising energy source.

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Russia says OHCHR report on Ukraine biased
2014-07-29 08:45:05
Russia said Tuesday the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was "biased and even hypocritical."

Japanese war criminal confesses organizing forced labo, immigration
2014-07-29 08:40:00
The latest in a series of publications of confessions by Japanese war criminals reveals how Yohei Kibe organized forced labor by more than 70,000 Chinese, expropriated swathes of land and became an opium kingpin in China between 1939 and 1944.

Afghan president's cousin killed in Kandahar bombing
2014-07-29 02:33:48

Italy's foreign ministry advises nationals not to travel to Libya
2014-07-29 01:33:45
The Italian foreign ministry has encouraged Italian nationals not to travel to Libya or to temporarily quit the African country, which over the last weeks has plunged into escalating violence, local reports said on Monday.

British PM extends Eid al-Fitr greetings to Muslims
2014-07-29 00:56:05

Spotlight: Eid joy marred by military offensive in Gaza
2014-07-29 00:40:01

UN chief stresses 'critical importance' of ending hostilities in Gaza
2014-07-28 22:39:59

Eight questions to Mr. Abe
2014-07-28 19:24:59
On the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, in Europe old rivals have apologized and forgiven one another.

MH 17 crash may aggravate Ukraine crisis: Finnish expert
2014-07-28 18:49:59
The crash of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17 is possible to deteriorate the crisis in Ukraine, said Kristi Raik, senior researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in an interview with the Finnish national broadcaster YLE on Monday.

Yingluck faces power-abuse allegation
2014-07-28 18:45:17
Thailand's Election Commission (EC) is accusing former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra of abusing power by using public funds to campaign for election, local media reported Monday.

EU approves Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics, Beats Music
2014-07-28 18:45:17
The European Union (EU) approved Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music under the EU merger regulation, according to the European Commission on Monday.

Armed clashes set Libya's Tripoli ablaze
2014-07-28 18:31:12
A huge fire at an oil depot in Libya's capital Tripoli set part of the city ablaze on Monday after being hit by warring militia's rocket attacks.

Israel must ready for 'prolonged' Gaza campaign: Netanyahu
2014-07-28 18:31:12
Israel's top political and defense leadership on Monday night defied international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, determining to continue the massive offensive there until the risk posed by Gaza militant groups is "neutralized."

U.S., EU to impose new sanctions on Russia this week
2014-07-28 18:24:59
The United States and Europe will slap new sanctions against Russia this week in the wake of its continued assistance to rebels in eastern Ukraine, U.S. media reported Monday.

Israel embarks on 'unlimited ceasefire' policy in Gaza
2014-07-28 07:15:08
Israel has embarked on " unlimited ceasefire" policy on Monday morning, after 21 days of raging conflict and mounting international pressure to halt hostilities, an Israeli official told Xinhua.

Japan to extend sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
2014-07-28 06:57:30
Japan said Monday that it will impose additional sanctions against Russia over recent Ukrainian upheaval and called on members of the Group of Seven (G7) to work on probing Malaysian passenger plane that crashed in Ukraine.

Japanese war criminal confesses atrocities
2014-07-28 06:57:29
Japanese World War II officer Hiroshi Hara's written confession, which was published on Monday, reveals atrocities including the burning and torturing of Chinese people.

No Dutch military mission to Ukraine crash site: PM
2014-07-27 23:55:00
The Dutch government decided not to send a military mission to the MH17 plane crash site in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said late Sunday after a cabinet meeting.

UN Security Council urges humanitarian truce in Gaza
2014-07-27 23:55:00
The UN Security Council issued an urgent appeal to Israel and Hamas early Monday for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, where more than 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers were killed over the past weeks.

Israel denies responsibility for deaths in Gaza school attack
2014-07-27 20:45:10
The Israeli army on Sunday denied to be responsible for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday's attack on a UN school in northern Gaza.

Italy's sunken ship Concordia reaches Genoa, its final destination for scrapping
2014-07-27 18:50:02
The final journey of Costa Concordia cruise liner ended on Sunday at the port of Genoa, northern Italy, were the huge sunken ship will be now dismantled and scrapped.

20 killed in clashes and bomb attacks in Iraq
2014-07-27 18:40:01
A total of 20 people were killed and some 15 others wounded in separate clashes and bomb attacks across Iraq, security sources said on Sunday, as the country continues to stave off a militant Sunni Islamist insurgency.

Putin celebrates Russia's Navy Day in northern Port
2014-07-27 18:33:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin presided on Sunday over Russia's Navy Day celebrations in the port of Severomorsk in the Murmansk region.

UN chief strongly urges Israelis, Palestinians to extend humanitarian truce
2014-07-27 18:31:12
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Sunday urged "in the strongest terms" both the Israelis and Palestinians to extend, for an additional 24 hours, the humanitarian cease-fire that was in effect and mostly observed until early in the day.

Lavrov, Kerry urge for ceasefire, negotiation in Ukraine
2014-07-27 18:25:01
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine's conflict zone as well as negotiations between the conflicting parties, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Humanitarian ceasefire collapsed, fighting in Gaza goes on
2014-07-27 18:25:01
A Palestinian was killed and ten injured on Sunday after Israeli war jets resumed airstrikes on Gaza, where a UN-proposed humanitarian ceasefire for 42 hours between Israel and Hamas collapsed.

Israeli PM accuses Hamas of violating own ceasefire, denies targeting civilians
2014-07-27 08:51:19
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Hamas of violating a ceasefire it had called for itself and pledged to do whatever must be done to protect his country.

Hamas accepts 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
2014-07-27 05:54:58
Islamic Hamas movement announced on Sunday that it has agreed with the Palestinian factions to accept a UN-proposed ceasefire for 24 hours in the Gaza Strip.

Malaysia strikes agreement for international police deployment to MH17 crash site
2014-07-27 05:40:00
Malaysia has stricken an agreement with Ukrainian rebels, who control the area around the MH17 crash site, to allow a group of international police personnel to enter the area to protect the international investigators, according to a statement issued by Prime Minister's office on Sunday.

Truce cut short as Israel resumes attack on Gaza
2014-07-27 03:04:35
The Israeli military said it is resuming the offensive on the Gaza Strip, cutting short a temporary ceasefire after Hamas militants rejected the truce and continued to fire rockets at Israel.

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Lloyd Webber to sue over Superstar
2014-07-29 09:22:27
Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, Really Useful Group, is to sue over a cancelled US tour of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Apes continue reign in UK cinemas
2014-07-29 09:18:56
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
2014-07-29 09:10:47
More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed on Tuesday as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza and warns of a long conflict ahead.

Migration changes 'to put UK first'
2014-07-29 09:03:29
A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".

Jewish Museum suspect extradited
2014-07-29 08:45:53
Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

China investigates ex-security chief
2014-07-29 08:32:17
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'
2014-07-29 08:03:40
How social media is changing comedy in China

Airbus cancels Skymark contract
2014-07-29 07:51:06
Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

VIDEO: No Eid respite for CAR muslims
2014-07-29 07:41:51
Andrew Harding reports on the ongoing violence in the Central Africa Republic.

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby
2014-07-29 07:28:22
A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

EU set to widen Russia sanctions
2014-07-29 07:23:51
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.

Mexico firm rues false quake alarm
2014-07-29 07:22:27
SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.

Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'
2014-07-29 07:19:44
The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media

Rosberg questions safety car timing
2014-07-29 07:19:05
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says the timing of the first safety car deployment at the Hungarian GP affected his chance of winning.

Liberia bans football over Ebola
2014-07-29 07:11:58
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk
2014-07-29 06:29:28
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81
2014-07-29 06:20:18
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.

Gold medallist fails drugs test
2014-07-29 06:19:50
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.

Microsoft in China anti-trust probe
2014-07-29 05:55:49
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

La Liga 'wants all of world's best'
2014-07-29 05:48:14
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'
2014-07-29 05:45:58
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.

Pussy Riot sue Russian government
2014-07-29 05:41:55
Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar
2014-07-29 05:36:43
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.

Turner crashes out of 110m hurdles
2014-07-29 05:30:21
Defending 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner goes out of the competition after hitting his first hurdle in his heat.

UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe
2014-07-29 05:29:29
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale
2014-07-29 04:56:02
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire
2014-07-29 04:53:53
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.

Moeen warned by ICC over wristbands
2014-07-29 04:33:46
England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.

PM to meet families of MH17 victims
2014-07-29 04:28:31
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.

Xinjiang violence 'kills 13 people'
2014-07-29 04:07:48
A Chinese official tells the BBC 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang

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Palestinian truce offer hangs in balance
2014-07-29 09:34:49
PLO says it agrees plan with Hamas for 24-hour ceasefire, a statement Hamas says depends on the agreement of Israel.

Israeli bombs kill 100 Gazans in single day
2014-07-29 09:33:00
Total death toll stands at 1,178, while Gaza's only power station shuts down after being hit.

US: Russia violated nuclear missile treaty
2014-07-29 09:31:41
Washington says Russia has conducted tests in violation of the 1987 treaty and calls for immediate talks.

Gaza's sole power plant shut down by shelling
2014-07-29 08:45:38
Strike cuts off most of territory's electricity supply, prompting warnings of a worsening humanitarian crisis.

Australians fighting in Iraq to face arrest
2014-07-29 08:38:25
Police obtain warrants for Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar after one posts photos of other posing with severed heads.

Palestinians 'offer one-day truce' in Gaza
2014-07-29 08:32:17
PLO says it has united with Hamas and Islamic Jihad to offer ceasefire, although Hamas has yet to comment.

Dozens dead in Israel's Gaza bombardment
2014-07-29 07:33:15
Residents endure night of intense air raids and shelling as Israeli forces strike targets across Palestinian territory.

China's ex-security chief faces investigation
2014-07-29 07:19:56
Zhou Yongkang, who retired from powerful Politburo standing committee in 2012, facing "serious disciplinary violation".

US tries to calm fears as Ebola virus spreads
2014-07-29 06:59:54
National security adviser says spread of deadly virus "grave concern" after two American aid workers develop infection.

Karzai's cousin killed in Afghanistan attack
2014-07-29 06:22:57
Death of Hashmat Karzai, who managed presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani's campaign, seen as blow to stability efforts.

Civilian deaths mount in eastern Ukraine
2014-07-29 06:01:30
Children among 22 killed in eastern Horlivka town as troops try to encircle separatists in area where airliner crashed.

Judge allows $2 billion Clippers sale
2014-07-29 05:55:40
The Los Angeles NBA franchise can be sold to Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer despite the appeals of Donald Sterling.

Afghan leader's cousin killed in bomb attack
2014-07-29 05:54:16
Death of Hashmat Karzai, who managed presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani's campaign, poses threat to fragile stability.

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians
2014-07-29 02:00:38
France to welcome Christians fleeing the area controlled by Islamic State, expresses outrage at their persecution.

Israeli bombardment of Gaza continues
2014-07-29 00:37:47
Residents endure night of intense air strikes and shelling as Israeli forces strike targets across Palestinian enclave.

Truce hopes fade as Gaza pummelled again
2014-07-28 23:00:33
Violence soars as seven Palestinian children perish in a playground and four Israeli soldiers killed in a mortar attack.

Libya oil tanker fire blazes out of control
2014-07-28 22:55:42
'Environmental disaster' feared after rocket lights second oil depot on fire in Tripoli amid militia clashes.

US says Russia violated nuclear treaty
2014-07-28 22:33:17
Washington urges immediate talks on what it calls a violation of its security and that of its allies.

Children killed in Gaza playground shelling
2014-07-28 21:44:21
Israel denies striking Gaza's main hospital and a playground, where seven children have been killed.

Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare
2014-07-28 20:06:32
The decision is latest in a series of moves by Prime Minister David Cameron to address voter concerns over immigration.

Nigeria city hit by twin suicide blasts
2014-07-28 13:22:42
Female suicide bombers kill three, injure 13 in city of Kano during Eid al-Fitr.

Israel, PA lash out at Kerry over truce bid
2014-07-28 12:56:37
US secretary of state's bid to broker a ceasefire was dubbed a 'surrender' to Hamas.

Deaths as strikes resume in Gaza
2014-07-28 12:25:30
Missiles hit several sites in Gaza, including the main hospital and a playground, where seven children have died.

Deaths as Israel resumes Gaza strikes
2014-07-28 10:51:08
Israeli jets hit several sites in Gaza, including the main hospital and a refugee camp, where seven children have died.

MH17 suffered 'explosive' loss of pressure
2014-07-28 09:05:34
Data shows Malaysian jet suffered 'massive explosive decompression' after being hit, as fighting flares at crash site.

UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire
2014-07-28 08:49:00
Plea for immediate humanitarian truce to allow aid deliveries comes as Palestinian side's death toll crosses 1,035 mark.

John Kerry takes flak over Gaza ceasefire bid
2014-07-28 07:38:44
US secretary of state's bid to broker Gaza ceasefire has drawn criticism in Israel, straining relations even further.

Deaths reported in Iraqi army raid
2014-07-28 07:05:50
At least 17 people, including two women and child, killed as "armed groups" are targeted in town near Baghdad.

Syrian army retakes gas field from fighters
2014-07-28 06:43:37
Activists confirm military's claim of recapture of Shaer gas field in desert region of Palmyra from Islamic State group.

Russia ordered to pay $50bn in Yukos case
2014-07-28 06:29:06
Arbitration court in Hague says oil firm was forced into bankruptcy and its assets sold off for political purposes.

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France extradites suspected Jewish Museum shooter to Belgium
2014-07-29 08:10:23
France on Tuesday handed over to Belgium a French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

France evacuates its nationals from Libya
2014-07-29 07:49:27
France was evacuating its nationals from Libya on Tuesday amid increasing lawlessness and unrest, a government source said, after similar moves by other European nations.

Calls mount to ban France?s ?violent? Jewish Defence League
2014-07-29 07:04:31
Pressure is mounting on France to ban a far-right Jewish group, described as violent and extreme by critics, following its involvement in clashes at a pro-Palestinian protest in Paris and the jailing of two of its supporters over a bomb plot.

Video: How tourism is helping Rwanda?s gorillas, ex-poachers
2014-07-29 06:57:41
Rwanda?s National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default
2014-07-29 01:55:08
Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.

Israeli strikes target symbols of Hamas power
2014-07-29 00:46:10
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday, in the heaviest bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

US says Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile
2014-07-28 18:22:08
The United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accused Moscow of violating a Cold War era arms control treaty.

Libya oil tanker fire blazes out of control
2014-07-28 17:04:34
A huge fire engulfed Libya?s biggest fuel storage facility in the capital city of Tripoli on Monday. Authorities have called for international assistance in fighting the blaze.

In pictures: From Gaza to Mosul, bittersweet end of Ramadan for Muslims
2014-07-28 13:30:13
Millions of Muslims across the globe will mark the end of Ramadan with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr this week. But for many in Gaza, Iraq, Syria Libya, Nigeria and elsewhere, this year?s festivities have been tainted by violence and fear.

Israel warns of ?prolonged? campaign in Gaza
2014-07-28 10:48:19
Israel?s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a lengthy military operation in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired mortars from the enclave, killing four people in the Jewish state.

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians
2014-07-28 10:29:44
French leaders have announced they are adopting added measures to help Iraqi Christians, with support growing in France for the religious minority being run out of their homeland in northern Iraq by ISIS jihadists.

Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter
2014-07-28 09:45:37
Moroccan police arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers at the weekend on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al Qaeda, authorities said.

Liberia tightens border controls to curb Ebola outbreak
2014-07-28 07:02:56
The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across West Africa.

Thousands gather in Marseille in support of Israel
2014-07-28 06:16:10
In the first major pro-Israeli demonstration in France since hostilities erupted in the Gaza Strip earlier this month, thousands of people took to the streets of Marseille on Sunday, chanting ?Israel has the right to defend itself.?

As France?s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India?s retail market?
2014-07-28 05:39:06
French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world?s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants to concentrate on reviving flagging sales at home, but the move was also a reaction to India?s strict policy on foreign firms entering its retail sector.

Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy
2014-07-28 03:32:14
One hundred and sixty kilometres from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, a French tradition has been exported to east Africa as merlot, syrah and chardonnay grapes grow in vineyards sprawling out across the countryside.

France honours those lost on Air Algérie Flight AH5017
2014-07-28 02:19:15
Flags flew at half-mast from government buildings across France on Monday in honour of the victims of Air Algérie Flight AH5017, which crashed last week in northern Mali with 118 people on board, 54 of them French.

Video: Slaviansk mourns mass grave victims
2014-07-28 01:31:14
Weeks after separatist rebels were driven from their former stronghold of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine, the city?s residents are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the fighting.

UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire
2014-07-28 00:32:22
The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

Nibali joins elite group with Tour de France win
2014-07-27 13:02:00
Marcel Kittel won the final charge up the Champs-Élysées on Sunday, but the last stage of the Tour de France was mostly a gentle victory parade for the winner, Italian Vincenzo Nibali, and the two Frenchmen on the lower steps of the podium.

France calls on its nationals to leave Libya as violence escalates
2014-07-27 12:43:30
The French ministry of foreign affairs on Sunday became the latest to call its nationals to leave Libya as the death toll from two weeks of clashes between rival factions topped 150.

Boko Haram kidnap Cameroon minister's wife in deadly attack
2014-07-27 10:01:57
A local traditional leader as well as relatives of Cameroon's vice prime minister were among people kidnapped by Nigerian Islamist militants Sunday in coordinated raids that left several people dead in the north of the country, officials said.

Netanyahu says Hamas 'violating its own ceasefire'
2014-07-27 09:32:32
Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting despite tentative offers to extend a humanitarian truce since the end of an initial 12-hour temporary ceasefire on Saturday.

?Irresponsible? American dad tries to scale Mont Blanc with children
2014-07-27 08:19:53
A French mayor has blasted a US dad and self-confessed ?adrenaline junkie? who tried to scale Mont Blanc with his two children, aged nine and 11, and got caught in an avalanche.

Video: At the scene of the Air Algérie crash in Mali
2014-07-27 06:18:11
There isn?t much left of Air Algérie Flight AH 5017, which crashed in Mali near the Burkinabe border last Thursday.

Russia lashes out at new EU sanctions over Ukraine
2014-07-27 03:10:47
Russia has criticised the latest round of EU sanctions imposed Friday over the Ukraine crisis, saying the measures show that Europe has turned its back on cooperating with Russia on issues such as international terrorism and crime.

Hamas calls for ceasefire as Israel resumes Gaza operations
2014-07-27 03:02:33
The Israeli military resumed operations in Gaza on Sunday despite an earlier announcement that it would unilaterally extend a humanitarian ceasefire. Hamas called for a new 24-hour truce after earlier rejecting a ceasefire extension.

Bodies of all Air Algérie crash victims to be brought to France
2014-07-26 13:28:09
French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell crashed in Mali to be brought to France and the site of this week's catastrophe marked with a memorial to the 118 who died.

Israel extends Gaza humanitarian truce by 24 hours
2014-07-26 12:25:48
Israel's security cabinet voted Saturday to extend a ceasefire in Gaza until midnight on Sunday, despite the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza during an agreed 12-hour initial truce. A spokesman said Hamas rejects the extension of the ceasefire.

Germany's Tony Martin wins 20th stage of Tour de France
2014-07-26 10:56:19
Three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin won the 20th stage 54km individual race against the clock at the Tour de France on Saturday.