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  1. Algerian jet missing on Sahara route

    Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with 116 people on board.
  2. Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

    The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
  3. First medals as Glasgow 2014 begins

    The first medals are won on the opening day of competition at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  4. More MH17 bodies to leave Ukraine

    Another 74 bodies from the MH17 plane crash are due to leave Ukraine, as UK experts are to start examining data from the two flight recorders.
  5. 'Apostasy' woman flies out of Sudan

    A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy.
  6. Hacking reporter spared prison

    Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
  7. UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation

    UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water.
  8. Fewer young smokers and drinkers

    Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.
  9. Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

    Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
  10. Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

    Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
  11. Google to face Europe data watchdogs

    Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.
  12. UK retail sales continue to grow

    The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
  13. VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

    Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.
  14. VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

    Why one year after Apollo 11, most Americans couldn't name Neil Armstrong as the first man on the moon. We spoke to Matthew Tribbe, author of No Requiem for the Space Age.
  15. AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?

    Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.
  16. VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

    Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.
  17. VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

    Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
  18. VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen

    Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.
  19. VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

    A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
  20. Peaches' drug 'secrets' and Games pictures - papers

    Many papers focus on the inquest of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, while others give their views on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
  21. Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

    Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
  22. Drone aids search for missing US man

    A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.
  23. Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

    Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.
  24. Stimpson captures triathlon gold

    England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
  25. Queen photo-bombs athletes' selfie

    Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
  26. Wednesday's gossip column

    Remy has Liverpool medical, Martinez working on Lukaku deal, Messi sounded out Arsenal, Campbell set for Palace switch, plus more.
  27. Farah out of Commonwealth Games

    Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.
  28. 'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise

    A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
  29. Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'

    The Conservative Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.
  30. VIDEO: UK 'disappointed' no Gaza ceasefire

    The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.
  31. Paracetamol for back pain questioned

    Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
  32. VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum

    An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy
  33. Degrees least likely for white teens

    University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.
  34. VIDEO: Student texts make fly on wall TV show

    BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.
  35. Privacy regulator to get more money

    The Information Commissioner's Office is to receive more funding so it can monitor the implications of the controversial new "emergency" data law.
  36. Fur seals feel climate impacts

    Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
  37. VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

    Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
  38. Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

    Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.
  39. VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

    There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.
  40. How Scottish are Scottie dogs?

    Scottish terriers stole the show at the Commonwealth Games opening.
  41. Caption Challenge: Flying piano

    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
  42. Man charged with MH17 Twitter post

    An 18-year-old man from Sunderland is charged over an offensive Twitter message relating to the Malaysia Airlines crash.
  43. Banksy 'belongs to the government'

    A Banksy artwork painted on a Cheltenham house belongs to the Department for Transport, a retired chartered surveyor claims.
  44. Family of four in death crash named

    Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.
  45. Marine protected areas to be set up

    A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.
  46. Sinn Féin confident on budget plans

    Sinn Féin says it is now confident agreement can be reached quickly on the latest quarterly budget, known as June monitoring.
  47. A&E units miss 12-hour wait targets

    The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.
  48. Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage

    A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation.
  49. Jobs go at troubled car parts firm

    A car parts firm goes into administration with the loss of 1,244 jobs, including 78 in Wales.
  50. CAR factions announce ceasefire

    Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict.
  51. New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

    Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
  52. Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

    Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
  53. Aid workers shot dead in Herat

    Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international aid organisation in the western city of Herat.
  54. Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

    Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
  55. Protests target Israel football club

    Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.
  56. Venezuela opposition leader on trial

    The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.
  57. Colombian army kills ELN rebels

    The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
  58. Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul

    Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, UN says.
  59. Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

    Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
  60. Arizona execution takes two hours

    US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
  61. Detroit porch shooting trial opens

    A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.
  62. Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

    Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
  63. Taiwan plane crash: In pictures

    TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
  64. Day in pictures: 22 July 2014

    24 hours of news photos: 22 July
  65. Prince George's first year

    Prince George's first year
  66. In pictures: Royal first birthdays

    A long line of royal baby photos
  67. In pictures: One man's HIV campaign

    An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV
  68. Day in pictures: 21 July 2014

    24 hours of news photos: 21 July
  69. In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'

    The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe
  70. VIDEO: House of Commons

    Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
  71. VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians

    Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood
  72. VIDEO: Witnesses describe two hour execution

    Victims' family speak out, saying they don't believe inmate Joseph Wood was 'suffering' after a two-hour execution in Arizona.
  73. VIDEO: Ukraine village 'shelled by forces'

    Natalia Antelava gains access to a village where one woman apparently died, and another was badly injured, when it was allegedly shelled by Ukrainian Grad rockets.
  74. VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape

    Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.
  75. VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia

    The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.
  76. VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

    Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
  77. VIDEO: MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Two planes carrying bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands.
  78. VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader admits Russia links

    The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.
  79. When time stood still

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima
  80. Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence
  81. Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade
  82. Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
  83. How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

    How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture in 1920s
  84. VIDEO: Meet the 'Women Against Feminism'

    The young women who say they don't need feminism
  85. The rise of solo dining

    The restaurants that love solo diners
  86. VIDEO: The blind art of conducting a choir

    Can you learn to conduct a choir if you can’t see?
  87. Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

    The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
  88. Santiago rail crash families want answers

    Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster
  89. Europe's troubles exposed by MH17 crash

    MH17 crisis exposes EU's own troubles
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