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Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:43:24 GMT 
    A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, at the end of a destructive day.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:29:16 GMT 
    President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26:40 GMT 
    The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.

Child malaria vaccine 'milestone' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:41 GMT 
    Scientists say the world's first malaria vaccine provides children with continuing protection against the disease and may be in use by 2015.

China investigates ex-security chief 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:22:31 GMT 
    China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Migration changes 'to put UK first' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:48 GMT 
    Britain is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects.

West Africa flight ban over Ebola 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT 
    A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.

Jewish Museum suspect extradited 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:45:53 GMT 
    Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

Death threats to Amazon tribe leader 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:22:57 GMT 
    One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.

Deadly attack hits China's Xinjiang 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:24 GMT 
    Dozens of people have been killed or injured in an attack in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.

Tevez father freed after kidnapping 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:50:53 GMT 
    The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.

Twitter shares surge on user growth 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:39 GMT 
    Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT 
    A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film? 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:13:36 GMT 
    Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT 
    A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.
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