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Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal at UN 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:58:50 GMT 
    Russia uses its UN veto to block plans for an international tribunal to investigate last year's MH17 crash in Ukraine, drawing condemnation.


France boosts Calais tunnel security 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:12:06 GMT 
    France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.


US lion killer 'sorry for disruption' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:58:23 GMT 
    Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.


Wreckage to be tested for MH370 link 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:52:44 GMT 
    Officials on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion are investigating if a piece of a plane washed up there is from missing flight MH370.


Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:11:41 GMT 
    Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.


China mall blamed for escalator death 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:46:36 GMT 
    A Chinese shopping mall and the manufacturers of one of its escalators were to blame for the death of a young mother, investigators say.


England on top after Anderson burst 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:31:13 GMT 
    England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.


US 911 dispatcher hangs up on caller 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:54:51 GMT 
    An emergency call handler in the US resigns after officials release the audio of him hanging up on a frantic caller after a shooting in New Mexico.


Murder charge for Ohio policeman 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:45:16 GMT 
    A US police officer is charged with the murder of a driver who was shot in the head during a traffic stop over a missing licence plate.


Gilmore launches bid for White House 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:03:05 GMT 
    EX-Virginia governor Jim Gilmore enters the crowded race for the US presidency, making him the 17th Republican to vie for the White House.


Court rejects Mumbai plotter plea 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:18:34 GMT 
    India's Supreme Court turns down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, convicted in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.


Breaking Bad fan guilty of ricin plot 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:07:22 GMT 
    A man is found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.


VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:49:19 GMT 
    Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.


VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage? 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:55:02 GMT 
    French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.


VIDEO: Calais migrant crisis leads to chaos in UK 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:11:53 GMT 
    Duncan Kennedy spends the day in Kent to see how the migrant crisis in Calais is causing chaos in the UK.
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