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UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:54 GMT 
    UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.


Ukraine seizes key town near Donetsk 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:14:44 GMT 
    Ukraine says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.


Somali 'killed for not wearing veil' 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:58:12 GMT 
    Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.


US growth rebounds in second quarter 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:10 GMT 
    The US economy grew by 4% in the second-quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.


Dozens trapped by Indian landslide 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:18:16 GMT 
    At least 10 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 160 people trapped under debris in a village in western India.


France evacuates expats from Libya 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:16:09 GMT 
    The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.


Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:19:06 GMT 
    The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "potential major threat" to Britain, the government's chief scientific adviser warns.


Bankers given stricter bonus rules 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:26:56 GMT 
    The Bank of England unveils plans which may see badly-performing bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.


Argentina hours away from default 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:24:05 GMT 
    No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.


More than five-a-day 'no effect' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:24 GMT 
    New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.


Guinea concert stampede kills 24 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:12:11 GMT 
    At least 24 people have died after a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, with dozens reported injured.


'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:36:04 GMT 
    Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".


Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster' 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:03:51 GMT 
    Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.


Hollywood rallies to save celluloid 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:22:34 GMT 
    Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.


Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:10:58 GMT 
    The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.
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