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UN calls for immediate Gaza truce 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:04 GMT 
    The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.


MH17 downing 'may be war crime' 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:34:57 GMT 
    The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.


Ferry students 'floated from cabins' 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:50:48 GMT 
    Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.


Yukos shareholders win $50bn payout 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:11:21 GMT 
    A court based in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay $50bn (£29.5bn) to former shareholders in the defunct oil producer Yukos.


Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck' 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:21:49 GMT 
    Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.


Fears over massive Libya fuel fire 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:18:10 GMT 
    Libya warns of a "humanitarian disaster" after a massive fire at a fuel storage site in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues.


Lightning kills man on US beach 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:05:14 GMT 
    One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.


Aruba frees top Venezuela official 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:19:15 GMT 
    The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.


Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:42:43 GMT 
    At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.


Bidding starts for fracking licences 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:06 GMT 
    The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces.


Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate' 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:12:38 GMT 
    A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.


WW1 remembrance database launched 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:10:31 GMT 
    The Royal British Legion starts an online campaign to gather tributes to every Commonwealth serviceman and woman who died in World War One.


VIDEO: Dog friendly buses in Hong Kong 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:58:10 GMT 
    A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:43:08 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Quick-thinking mother saves baby 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:33:56 GMT 
    A woman and her baby had a lucky escape, when they narrowly avoided being involved in a car accident in San Francisco.
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