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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no truce in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.
Last-minute preparations are under way for the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
The former head of Haringey children's services Sharon Shoesmith is awarded almost £680,000 following her unfair dismissal claim.
Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.
An employee buyout to save one of England's last remaining deep coal mines is shelved, the National Union of Mineworkers says.
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
A Welsh boxer refused a Commonwealth Games place over her involvement in kick boxing says she is disappointed in the sport's authorities.
A ban preventing a golfer from returning to his home town after a car crash which killed a lecturer has been ruled unlawful.
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.
The finance minister has circulated a paper which will result in millions of pounds in cuts across departments, except health and education, according to Stormont sources.
Mexico returns to the Formula 1 calendar after a 23-year absence in 2015 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
US authorities have charged six people after an international investigation into tickets stolen through eBay's Stubhub.
David Cameron rejects calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister, insisting she was not a "crony" of the Russian president.
A couple and their two young children die after crash between a car and a lorry on the A801 near Polmont.
A woman calling for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover police officers.
Manchester City's claim a player was racially abused in an Under-21 game is "baseless", say the Croatian club City walked off against.