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Hamas 'the enemy' says Egyptian hashtag

July 15, 2014 - 12:03pm
The Egyptians using a provocative anti-Hamas hashtag

Warplane bombs town in east Ukraine

July 15, 2014 - 11:30am
A warplane attacks a rebel-held town with rockets in eastern Ukraine, shattering homes and killing 11 people.

Afghan market bomb attack kills 89

July 15, 2014 - 11:26am
A suicide bomb attack at a market in eastern Afghanistan kills 89 people, officials say, hours after the president's media team is attacked in Kabul.

Fed warns on social media stocks

July 15, 2014 - 11:14am
The US Federal Reserve warns of "stretched valuations" in social media and biotechnology firms as part of chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual report in front of Congress.

VIDEO: BBC at scene of Hamas rocket strike

July 15, 2014 - 10:52am
Israel has resumed its air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, after its brief ceasefire was met with continuing rocket fire.

VIDEO: Views from Gaza Strip on ceasefire

July 15, 2014 - 10:07am
The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been talking to residents of a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip about the likely success of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.

Man claims African land for daughter

July 15, 2014 - 9:46am
An American man claims to be king of a small piece of Africa so his daughter can become a princess.

Juncker elected to top EU job

July 15, 2014 - 9:23am
MEPs elect Jean-Claude Juncker - a veteran champion of EU integration - as head of the European Commission despite UK opposition.

Mixed fortunes for US banking giants

July 15, 2014 - 9:22am
US banking giant JPMorgan Chase reports an 8% fall in profits in the second quarter of 2014, but rival Goldman Sachs sees a 5% profit rise.

Bowie portrait in Snowdon show

July 15, 2014 - 9:22am
A portrait of David Bowie is among one of 130 original photographs donated by Lord Snowdon to the National Portrait Gallery.

Iraqi parliament elects new speaker

July 15, 2014 - 9:18am
Iraq's parliament has elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker, breaking weeks of political deadlock amid a jihadist-led rebellion in the north and west.

Kenyans seek safety in prison

July 15, 2014 - 9:16am
Non-Muslims on Kenya's coast seek safety after militant attacks

Rejuvenated Woods targets Open title

July 15, 2014 - 9:06am
Tiger Woods, now fit again after back surgery, insists winning the title is his only goal at this week's Open Championship.

Ivorian refugees blocked over Ebola

July 15, 2014 - 8:59am
Ivory Coast blocks 400 refugees who fled to Liberia from returning home, as the number of people killed by the Ebola virus passes the 600 mark.

Dot Scot: New web domain name starts

July 15, 2014 - 8:49am
A new internet domain for Scotland is launched, allowing people to choose a .scot web or email address for the first time.

HK submits electoral reform report

July 15, 2014 - 8:43am
Hong Kong kick-starts a political reform process by submitting a report to Beijing about the prospect of universal suffrage in the territory.

Why is Libya lawless?

July 15, 2014 - 8:42am
What went wrong in post-Gaddafi Libya?

English afraid to go abroad - Cole

July 15, 2014 - 8:30am
Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole believes English players are afraid of moving to a foreign club.

Transformers tops UK box office

July 15, 2014 - 8:29am
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.

Germany welcomes World Cup heroes

July 15, 2014 - 8:17am
Tens of thousands of German football fans in central Berlin give a hero's welcome to the returning World Cup-winning team.