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Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.
The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible", the White House says.
The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.
Why Poles are eating apples to annoy Putin
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout.
The flamboyant son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.
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.
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.
A selection of striking images from around the world
An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.
Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.
Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form.
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.