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Militants 'seize Israeli soldier' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:28:23 GMT 
    Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.


MH17 crash investigators get to work 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:15:00 GMT 
    A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.


Sassoon war diaries published online 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMT 
    Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.


US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:27:12 GMT 
    The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.


Uganda court annuls anti-gay law 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:07:46 GMT 
    Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.


Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:29:05 GMT 
    A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.


Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:50 GMT 
    The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan.


WTO fails to seal global trade deal 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:08 GMT 
    The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.


Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMT 
    Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.


Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:34:34 GMT 
    German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.


India hires mimics to scare monkeys 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:05:02 GMT 
    Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.


Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:04:12 GMT 
    Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold and Steve Angello say Ibiza has become too VIP and is pricing normal people out.


VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:30 GMT 
    Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.


VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:20:43 GMT 
    Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.


VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future? 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:46 GMT 
    Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.
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