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Murdoch caps great first day for Scots

July 24, 2014 - 6:11pm
Swimmer Ross Murdoch secures gold to cap a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for hosts Scotland.

US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit

July 24, 2014 - 6:03pm
A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.

VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 crash investigation

July 24, 2014 - 6:01pm
MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.

Algeria passenger jet feared crashed

July 24, 2014 - 5:52pm
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

July 24, 2014 - 5:49pm
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria

July 24, 2014 - 5:39pm
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.

Wiggins says he's 'done with the road'

July 24, 2014 - 5:04pm
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".

A country where liberal journalists risk death

July 24, 2014 - 5:04pm
The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence

The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation

July 24, 2014 - 4:42pm
The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection

VIDEO: Pope meets Sudan 'apostasy' woman

July 24, 2014 - 4:33pm
Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.

VIDEO: 'Little faith' in CAR ceasefire

July 24, 2014 - 4:06pm
Fighting has continued in the Central African Republic despite a ceasefire agreement between the rival armed groups.

Aruba detains top Venezuela official

July 24, 2014 - 3:55pm
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.

VIDEO: Ghanaians protest poor economy

July 24, 2014 - 3:54pm
Thousands of Ghanaians took to the streets on Thursday across the country, in protest against what they call the government's mismanagement of the economy.

SA to block land sales to foreigners

July 24, 2014 - 3:34pm
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'

July 24, 2014 - 3:29pm
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.

VIDEO: Mark Hamill on new Star Wars

July 24, 2014 - 3:05pm
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

Google quizzed over deleted links

July 24, 2014 - 2:56pm
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

VIDEO: Hamas leader: 'Bloodshed should end'

July 24, 2014 - 2:46pm
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.

Renicks sisters claim golden double

July 24, 2014 - 2:44pm
Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured

July 24, 2014 - 2:34pm
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.