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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:58:30 GMT 
    More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed on Tuesday as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza and warns of a long conflict ahead.

China investigates ex-security chief 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:55:58 GMT 
    China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Migration changes 'to put UK first' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:13:04 GMT 
    Britain is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects.

EU set to widen Russia sanctions 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:23:51 GMT 
    The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.

OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:55:34 GMT 
    Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:53 GMT 
    Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:46:18 GMT 
    The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".

Microsoft in China anti-trust probe 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:55:49 GMT 
    An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:34:33 GMT 
    A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.

Bankers should 'swear ethics oath' 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:40:22 GMT 
    An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:02 GMT 
    London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:02:28 GMT 
    A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

AUDIO: Fifty shades of red face: Is it a 'date' film? 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:13:36 GMT 
    Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.

VIDEO: Star Trek star Takei's life on film 
  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:53:52 GMT 
    Star Trek star George Takei talks about being his childhood experience of living in an internment camp during World War Two.

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  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:38:51 GMT 
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