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UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:50 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 claims key town near Donetsk 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:28:27 GMT 
    The Ukrainian army 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 a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.


US economic growth surges by 4% 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:45:13 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 14:40:23 GMT 
    At least 17 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 150 people trapped in a village in western India, officials say.


Blast at northern Nigeria college 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:57:30 GMT 
    A bomb explodes at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, with many casualties feared, witnesses tell the BBC.


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 14:41:22 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.


House to vote to sue President Obama 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:32:37 GMT 
    The US House of Representatives is set to pass a resolution authorising it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his overreach of authority.


Tight security after Xinjiang unrest 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:08 GMT 
    Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.


Tablet screens to correct sight loss 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:32:32 GMT 
    US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.


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.


VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:35 GMT 
    Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.


VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT 
    Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.


VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:17 GMT 
    The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.
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