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MH17 dead being flown to Netherlands
The first bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.

Abbas backs Hamas Gaza truce demands
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas backs calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire.

Costa Concordia begins final journey
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.

Rival to challenge Indonesia result
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

Quarantine over China plague death
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.

Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.

Airlines suspend flights into Israel
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.

US court allows Arizona execution
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.

China detains five over meat scandal
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Tajik spy charge academic freed
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.

Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.

Booker longlist set to be revealed
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.

VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch
Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.

VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.

VIDEO: The Commonwealth Games in 60 seconds
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.

VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move
Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.

VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters
Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.

VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ?tough?
In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.

White flags stump New York police
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Video teasing North Korean leader goes viral
Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.

Apple earnings up on iPhone sales
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

YouTube star sued in copyright case
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Peaches Geldof inquest due later
The full inquest into the death of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, 25, is due later.

Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.

Giant python gets a health check
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.

Three person IVF plans 'progress'
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Human body parts dumped in Tanzania
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.

Glasgow set for opening ceremony
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.

Real Madrid seal 71m Rodriguez deal
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to 71m.

The 90-year-old sex guru
Never mind the Kama Sutra, here is Dr Mahinder Watsa, India's foremost champion of sex education and an agony uncle with a cult following.

The children left behind in hot cars
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often?

Nigerian leader vows to free girls
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.

School head held over India 'rape'
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.

Man City U21s walk off in racism row
Manchester City Under-21s walk off in a pre-season friendly in Croatia after an alleged incident of racial abuse.

Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.

Iraq monastery 'seized by militants'
Islamist militants who control the Iraqi city of Mosul are reported to have seized a nearby ancient monastery and ordered the monks to leave.

US courts conflict on Obamacare law
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

UK licensing arms exports to Russia
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.

MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain
The black box flight recorders from downed flight MH17 arrive in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators.

Airline route assessments criticised
Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.

Lib Dem MP criticised for Gaza tweet
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Day in pictures: 22 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 22 July

Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year

In pictures: Royal first birthdays
A long line of royal baby photos

In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV

Day in pictures: 21 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 21 July

In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe

In pictures: Gaza conflict
Most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive

In pictures: James Garner's career
Career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86

The deaths uniting women across the world
The deaths that unite women across the world

VIDEO: When Britain ruled India
Living in India during the dying days of the British Raj

Which sport are you made for? Take our test
Take our test to see which Commonwealth Games events match your abilities

Gaza: How Hamas tunnel network grew
How Hamas spawned network of 'Viet Cong' tunnels

Challenges of investigating MH17 crash site
Contamination and tampering could hamper MH17 investigation

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?

In pictures: Life in denuded India villages
Life in Indian villages denuded by deforestation

Will MH17 air disaster damage Putin?
Risks for Russia's Putin from MH17 disaster



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