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Militants 'seize Israeli soldier' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:41:33 GMT 
    Israeli forces are searching for a missing soldier believed captured, as a Gaza truce collapses and at least 27 Palestinians are killed in Israeli shelling.

MH17 crash investigators get to work 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:23:56 GMT 
    A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

Sassoon war diaries published online 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMT 
    Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:30:03 GMT 
    Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:29:05 GMT 
    A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:50 GMT 
    The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:08 GMT 
    The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

China manufacturing growth speeds up 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:40:14 GMT 
    China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMT 
    Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 60.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:47:52 GMT 
    Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

DNA project 'to make UK world leader' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:04:00 GMT 
    A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

India hires mimics to scare monkeys 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:36:36 GMT 
    India hires 40 men to dress up as monkeys to scare away thousands of real simians causing havoc around parliament in Delhi.

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: New York's 21st Century artisans 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:20:43 GMT 
    Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future? 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:46 GMT 
    Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.
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