Strike on Gaza market 'kills 17'

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

At least 17 people are killed and 160 hurt as an Israeli strike hits a market crowded with shoppers near Gaza City, Palestinian officials say.

Ukraine claims key town near Donetsk

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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.

US economic growth surges by 4%

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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

House to vote to sue President Obama

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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.

Six dead in Nigeria college blast

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say.

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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.

Senators in campus sex assault push

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.

Argentina hours away from default

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.

Los Angeles flood hits university

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say.

Hollywood rallies to save celluloid

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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.

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Netflix pays AT&T to ensure quality

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The streaming video service Netflix agrees to pay US telecoms giant AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly.

Star Wars name passport rejected

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.

VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

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

Posted on Tuesday July 29, 2014

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

Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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

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Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

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