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Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:33:39 GMT 
    Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured and 53 Gazans are killed in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.


Ebola spreading too fast - WHO 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:03:21 GMT 
    The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.


Obama defends under-fire CIA director 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:17:35 GMT 
    President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.


MH17 crash team finds human remains 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:38:02 GMT 
    A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.


Judge urges Argentina default talks 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT 
    In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.


Uganda court annuls anti-gay law 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:52:19 GMT 
    Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.


Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:29 GMT 
    A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.


'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:39:51 GMT 
    Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.


Held GSK detective visited by son 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:09:14 GMT 
    The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.


Republicans inch towards border deal 
  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:02:49 GMT 
    A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico amid a surge in arrivals from Central America clears its first hurdle in the House of Representatives.


US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:50:24 GMT 
    The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.


Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:34:34 GMT 
    German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.


VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19:24 GMT 
    A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.


VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:30 GMT 
    Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.


VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:50:02 GMT 
    Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24
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