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Israel 'to probe' UN school shelling
Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a school in Gaza sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.

Race to find India landslide missing
Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 23 lives and buried some 40 homes.

Argentina defaults for second time
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

House votes to sue President Obama
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.

Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access
Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.

Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Guatemala buries massacre victims
The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.

NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill
New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.

Glazers in 88.7m Man Utd share sale
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

US bridge to get anti-suicide fence
A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads
The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

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VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel
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: Harding's 'lusty' letters published
Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire
A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

Flying axe near-miss on US motorway
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.

Louvre rat run shocks the French
The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

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The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Tor attack may have unmasked users
Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

Production stalls on Big Bang Theory
Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil
A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

England close in on win over India
England move closer to levelling the series against India with another dominant display on day four of the third Test.

Everton complete 28m Lukaku signing
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of 28m.

How many men are paedophiles?
The Pope was reported to have said that about 2% of Catholic clergy are paedophiles - but how does this compare to society as a whole?

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.

Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Kiribati claims historic medal
Weightlifter David Katoatau earns Kiribati its first ever Games medal with gold in 105kg as Ben Watson wins bronze.

France evacuates expats from Libya
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

US travel ban on Venezuela officials
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.

'Dozens of bodies' at Libya base
At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

US economic growth surges by 4%
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with possible Ebola infections, union leader warns.

Crews work on at pier fire scene
Firefighters remained at the scene overnight of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier.

Kylie to headline Games closing show
Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm.

Up to 100 firefighters at manor blaze
Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a fire at a former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.

Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
News photos from around the world

A community's tales
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir

Day in pictures: 25 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 25 July

'Hidden' photos reveal library build
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library

Your pictures: Cycling
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

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

The perils of the Streisand effect
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?

American Vogue's first black cover girl
US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Islamic State's driving force
The shadowy leader behind stunning rise of the Islamic State

Las Patronas: The Mexican women helping migrants
The Mexican women helping migrants survive their perilous journey

Succession planning in Taiwan
The tricky business of succession planning in Taiwanese companies

VIDEO: The mysterious woman walking across the US
The figure clad in black, walking across the US

Five lesser-known things
The secret button on prosthetic legs and other facts

Your solo dining experiences
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own

Can one bad blog blight a business?
How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

Russia sanctions: Who will be hurt the most?
Who will be hurt the most by the EU's latest measures?

Disarray at UN chokes peace efforts
Why the UN can't guarantee world peace



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