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Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:42:52 GMT 
    The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.


Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:11:41 GMT 
    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.


Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:10:56 GMT 
    The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is under way at Celtic Park in Glasgow.


Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:35 GMT 
    More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.


Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:20 GMT 
    The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.


Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:15 GMT 
    Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.


Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:38 GMT 
    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.


S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:55 GMT 
    The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.


Geldof died of heroin overdose 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:17:52 GMT 
    TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.


France jails pro-Palestinian rioters 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:50:04 GMT 
    A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.


Quarantine over China plague death 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:47:27 GMT 
    Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.


Green light for Crimea gambling zone 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:28 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.


Key bridge blown up in Nigeria 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:18:34 GMT 
    Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.


Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT 
    Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.


India MPs 'force-fed' Muslim worker 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:48 GMT 
    Both houses of India's parliament are adjourned in uproar after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.
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