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Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".

WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

World Health Organization to launch $100m plan to combat "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.

Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.

Snowden's asylum status expires

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia expires without confirmation that it will be extended.

Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown

Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.

Race to find India landslide missing

Rescuers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has killed at least 30 and buried up to 200 people, but hopes of finding survivors fade as time passes.

Argentina blames US for debt default

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Australia 'in child asylum cover-up'

The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry.

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

The eurozone inflation rate falls by 0.4% in July, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

Mexico migrants' train deal reached

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.

Xinjiang imam killed after clashes

The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.

Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'

South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

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.

Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'

A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.

US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.

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.

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.

Senegal corruption trial 'political'

The flamboyant son of Senegal ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.

Facebook expands Africa push

Facebook puts itself at forefront of push into Africa and Asia.

Bathers drown off Karachi coast

At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

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.

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.

Overseas Turks in presidential vote

Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.

'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.

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.

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola

Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.

'Concern' over one in five prisons

The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.

Adidas warns on profits and Russia

Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.


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