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Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.

Algeria passenger jet feared crashed
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.

Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine
Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

Barclays challenges US fraud case
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

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.

IMF lowers global growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

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.

Hacking reporter spared prison
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror reporter Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month suspended jail sentence after admitting charges including phone hacking.

Killers fail to overturn voting ban
The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Secret Cinema cancels opening night
Fans react angrily after Secret Cinema cancels an immersive screening of Back to The Future with only a couple of hours' notice.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

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.

AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?
Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.

VIDEO: The blind art of conducting a choir
Can blind people be taught to conduct a choir with meaningful gestures that the singers understand?

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.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold
England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

Miley earns medley gold for Scotland
Scotland's Hannah Miley wins swimming gold after breaking her own Commonwealth record in the 400m individual medley.

Renicks sisters claim golden double
Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

Lampard joins MLS side New York City
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.

Wiggins thwarted in gold bid
Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.

GM profits hit by recall problems
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC
Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.

Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.

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.

Government 'loses £700m NHS IT case'
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.

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

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.

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.

Google quizzed over deleted links
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Call for end to 'throwaway society'
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

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.

VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.

Caption Challenge: Flying piano
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Is it normal to search envoys?
US Secretary of State John Kerry was stopped and scanned for weapons in Egypt.

Flying car hits first floor of house
A car careers off the road and flies through the air, smashing into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire.

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'
A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over the bike he uses.

First medals as Glasgow 2014 begins
Kimberley Renicks wins Scotland's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with an impressive victory in the judo at the SECC.

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.

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.

Kearney secures bronze medal for NI
NI's Lisa Kearney wins a bronze medal in the -52kg women's judo category after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Knife hidden in bra killer jailed
A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car is jailed for eight-and-a-half years for his manslaughter.

Apology after burns boy turned away
A health board apologises after staff at a Gwynedd hospital refused to admit an 11-year-old boy who had burned his stomach with a spilt cup of tea.

SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'
South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.

CAR factions announce ceasefire
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.

MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.

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.

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.

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.

Venezuela trial 'test for democracy'
One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, says his trial for inciting violence will "test the quality" of the Venezuelan democracy.

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.

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.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Inquiry urged into two-hour execution
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.

Wine fraudster sentencing delayed
A California wine dealer, who made $20m by selling fake vintage bottles to rich clients, faces years in prison when he is sentenced in New York.

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.

Your pictures: Cycling
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 24 July

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year

Day in pictures: 22 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 22 July

In pictures: Royal first birthdays
A long line of royal baby photos

In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured
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.

VIDEO: Luke Skywalker actor on new Star Wars
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands
Two planes carrying bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands.

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.

When time stood still
The Japanese man who lost everything but found peace

Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh
Eight places in Europe that also want independence

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?
How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene
Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?

How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world
How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

VIDEO: Meet the 'Women Against Feminism'
The young women who say they don't need feminism

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade
Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

The rise of solo dining
The restaurants that love solo diners

Central African Republic's road to anarchy
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias