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MH17 remains 'still at crash site'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:26:22 GMT
The search for victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine must go on as only some 200 bodies have been recovered so far, Dutch officials say. 
UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:22:48 GMT
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking". 
Airlines halt flights into Israel  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:16:30 GMT
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away. 
Poisoned spy death inquiry announced  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:20:31 GMT
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London. 
Call to end FGM 'in this generation'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:19:05 GMT
Parents face prosecution in the UK if they fail to prevent daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage, under new measures. 
Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:41:18 GMT
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election. 
US courts conflict on Obamacare law  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:45 GMT
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. 
'Foreigners' killed in Kabul attack  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:50:21 GMT
A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say. 
Nigerian leader vows to free girls  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:55:19 GMT
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release. 
Turkish police held in wiretap probe  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:13:39 GMT
At least 67 Turkish police are arrested on suspicion of wire-tapping linked to a corruption inquiry targeting the prime minister's inner circle. 
Children dead in French bus crash  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:30:36 GMT
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say. 
Queen's horse positive for morphine  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:45:07 GMT
Estimate, a racehorse owned by the Queen, has tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine. 
VIDEO: 'Miracle' survivor of Gaza blast  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:57:48 GMT
UN officials say more than 100,000 people have been forced to take shelter in UN buildings in Gaza because of the violence - double the number of the Gaza conflict five years ago. 
VIDEO: Gaza 'terror tunnels' - in 60 secs  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:20 GMT
Israel sent ground troops into Gaza on Thursday, saying the ground operation is necessary to target Hamas' network of tunnels. 
VIDEO: 'I was forced to marry a stranger'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:22:50 GMT
BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will. 
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MH17 remains 'still at crash site'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:26:22 GMT
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