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Afghans probe Mullah Omar 'death' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:34:15 GMT 
    The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman says.


Man dies as hundreds target tunnel 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:17:09 GMT 
    A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police say.


Pair due in court over Cecil the lion 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:59:50 GMT 
    A Zimbabwean hunter and farm owner are due to appear in court in Victoria Falls on poaching charges over the killing of famed lion Cecil.


Platini confirms Fifa presidency bid 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:36:11 GMT 
    Michel Platini says Fifa needs to "turn over a new leaf" after confirming he will be a candidate to be the next president.


Windows 10 launch is 'new era' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:10:00 GMT 
    Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.


Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:55:06 GMT 
    A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.


Israeli Gaza action 'a war crime' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:41:22 GMT 
    There is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza after a soldier was captured by Hamas in last year's war, Amnesty International says.


'No border' for anti-Boko Haram army 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:28:38 GMT 
    A multinational force fighting Boko Haram militants in West Africa will be able to pursue them across borders, Nigeria says.


Pakistan Sunni militant chief killed 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:44:37 GMT 
    Pakistani police say they have shot dead Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.


Court rejects Mumbai plotter plea 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:13:54 GMT 
    India's Supreme Court turns down a final plea for mercy by Yakub Memon, convicted in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.


Taunts reignite AFL racism row 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:05:40 GMT 
    AFL star and Indigenous Australian Adam Goodes takes time off amid a row about "racist" booing, as the code again tries to tackle the issue.


VIDEO: New CCTV released in Sandra Bland case 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:27:48 GMT 
    Texas police release video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.


VIDEO: Seaweed plagues Mexican beaches 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:02:47 GMT 
    Tonnes of seaweed has washed ashore on Mexico's Caribbean coast, covering the usually pristine white beaches.


VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes? 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:04:48 GMT 
    Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.


VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:42:36 GMT 
    An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.
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