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UN to adopt call for Gaza ceasefire 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:51:29 GMT 
    The UN Security Council is set to call for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after fighting continued on Sunday.


MH17 military mission 'unrealistic' 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:57:27 GMT 
    Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.


California hit by raging wildfires 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:42 GMT 
    Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.


Nibali seals Tour de France win 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:05:53 GMT 
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.


Aruba frees top Venezuela official 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:19:15 GMT 
    The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.


S Korea ferry trial: Students testify 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:02:37 GMT 
    High school students who survived South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster begin testifying at the trial of the ship's crew.


Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:42:43 GMT 
    At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.


Costa Concordia ends final voyage 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:29:30 GMT 
    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.


'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:40:39 GMT 
    Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.


Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate' 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:21:10 GMT 
    A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.


Profit warnings 'at three-year high' 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:52:29 GMT 
    Profit warnings from UK companies have hit a three-year high despite the continuing recovery in the wider economy, a report finds.


WW1 remembrance database launched 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:10:31 GMT 
    The Royal British Legion starts an online campaign to gather tributes to every Commonwealth serviceman and woman who died in World War One.


VIDEO: Lightning strikes crowd on beach 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:28:42 GMT 
    Lighting struck people on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, some were treated at scene.


VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:27:50 GMT 
    More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.


VIDEO: Quick-thinking mother saves baby 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:33:56 GMT 
    A woman and her baby had a lucky escape, when they narrowly avoided being involved in a car accident in San Francisco.
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