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Man returns Israel medal over Gaza

August 15, 2014 - 9:12pm
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Week in pictures: 9-15 August 2014

August 15, 2014 - 8:57pm
Some of the best news photographs from around the world

Week in pictures: 9-15 August 2014

August 15, 2014 - 8:57pm
Some of the best news photographs from around the world

The dying art of tipping in France

August 15, 2014 - 8:51pm
French waiters see their extra income decline

The dying art of tipping in France

August 15, 2014 - 8:51pm
French waiters see their extra income decline

Paying for life's basics by Bitcoin

August 15, 2014 - 8:36pm
The newsagent bringing the virtual currency back to basics

Paying for life's basics by Bitcoin

August 15, 2014 - 8:36pm
The newsagent bringing the virtual currency back to basics

Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

August 15, 2014 - 8:35pm
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Turkey's Kurdish women eye equality

August 15, 2014 - 7:50pm
Kurdish women in Turkey no longer eye independence

Turkey's Kurdish women eye equality

August 15, 2014 - 7:50pm
Kurdish women in Turkey no longer eye independence

Jewish Chronicle apology for Gaza ad

August 15, 2014 - 7:36pm
The Jewish Chronicle apologises to readers who complained after the paper ran an advert for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza crisis appeal.

The Iraqi Kurds yearning for a state

August 15, 2014 - 7:27pm
Amid militant threat, Iraqi Kurds dream of a future state

The Iraqi Kurds yearning for a state

August 15, 2014 - 7:27pm
Amid militant threat, Iraqi Kurds dream of a future state

Russia's claim on Crimea's football clubs

August 15, 2014 - 7:23pm
Crimean football clubs switch countries as Ukraine protests

Russia's claim on Crimea's football clubs

August 15, 2014 - 7:23pm
Crimean football clubs switch countries as Ukraine protests

Pope to beatify South Korea martyrs

August 15, 2014 - 7:12pm
Pope Francis will hold an open-air mass to beatify 124 of South Korea's first Catholics, seen as the centrepiece of his trip to the country.

Russia assures US on Ukraine convoy

August 15, 2014 - 7:01pm
Russia's defence secretary gives a guarantee to his US counterpart there are no military personnel in its aid convoy for Ukraine, the US says.

Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

August 15, 2014 - 6:59pm
Islamic State militants in northern Iraq massacre at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abduct women and children, reports say.