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MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:01 GMT 
    The first two planes carrying victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrive in the Netherlands where a day of mourning has been declared.


UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes' 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:53:52 GMT 
    UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.


Scores killed in Taiwan plane crash 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:39 GMT 
    More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.


Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:38 GMT 
    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.


France jails pro-Palestinian rioters 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:50:04 GMT 
    A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.


Geldof died of heroin overdose 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:17:52 GMT 
    TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.


S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:55 GMT 
    The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.


Quarantine over China plague death 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:47:27 GMT 
    Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.


Rival to challenge Indonesia result 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:03 GMT 
    The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.


Green light for Crimea gambling zone 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:28 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.


Key bridge blown up in Nigeria 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:18:34 GMT 
    Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.


Cyber-theft hits eBay's Stubhub 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:15:47 GMT 
    The ticket reselling service Stubhub, owned by eBay, announces that more than 1,000 of its customer accounts have been broken into.


China detains five over meat scandal 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:02:11 GMT 
    China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.


India MPs 'force-fed' Muslim worker 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:48 GMT 
    Both houses of India's parliament are adjourned in uproar after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.


Somali musician-MP is shot dead 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:05:46 GMT 
    Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.
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