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article 24 July 2014 World, Algeria
Did this storm bring down Air Algerie flight 5017?
Air Algeria passenger plane AH5017 missing over Africa. (Getty)

Air Algerie flight 5017 crashes on its way from Burkina Faso to Algiers, with 116 people on board including a reported 50 French nationals.

article 24 July 2014 World, Iraq
Has Islamic State ordered FGM for all women and girls?
Isis fighter in Mosul (picture: Reuters)

Islamic State, which controls of a third of Iraq, orders all girls and women in and around Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says - but there are claims the edict is a hoax.

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article 24 July 2014 World, Iran
lethal injection bed
Botched injection prompts calls for new execution methods

A US man was left gasping for air for almost two hours after his lethal injection execution went wrong, leading to calls for the return of the firing squad.

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Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Does Hamas use civilians as human shields?

The death toll continues to rise in Gaza, as Israel is accused of war crimes. But is Hamas responsible for some Palestinian civilian deaths?

post 24 July 2014
Why the 'friendly games' are special

The Commonwealth Games have long highlighted Paralympic sport. And everyone at the event shares not just a love of sport, but also a cultural heritage.

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Read more from Jon on Snowblog Gaza's 'Birthplace of saints and death-yard of angels'

I can't get her out of my mind. Two year old Nema. Her broken skull and fractured nose have imposed two vast round suppurating panda sized blobs effectively closing her tiny eyes.

video 24 July 2014 World, Mexico

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Afraid and alone: why immigrant children flee to US - video

Thousands of Central American children are entering the US illegally. As Guillermo Galdos explains, many are fleeing the violence and terror of drug gangs who rule the roost back home.

video 23 July 2014 UK

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Ex immigration minister's cleaner faces deportation - video

Channel 4 News talks exclusively to Maria Isabella Acevedo, the former cleaner of Tory MP Mark Harper, who resigned as immigration minister when he says he found out that she was here illegally.

video 23 July 2014 World, Ukraine

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Russia bears 'great deal of responsibility' for MH17 -video

President Obama's deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes tells Channel 4 News that Russia bears a great deal of responsibility for the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine.

video 23 July 2014 World, Israel

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'Civilians must be protected, may not be targeted' - video

Jon Snow talks to Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has said there's "a strong possibility" that Israel's attacks on Gaza amount to a war crime.

video 23 July 2014 World, The Netherlands

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MH17 crash victims: bodies arrive in Netherlands - video

Pro-Russian rebels are said to have shot down two more Ukrainian fighter jets near where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was brought down, as the first bodies of Flight MH17 were flown to Eindhoven.

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Gaza-Israel ceasefire on the horizon, but still a way off

America's Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it's extending its ban on flights to and from Tel Aviv for another 24 hours. The European Aviation Safety Agency has also recommended airli

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog From Gaza: life under Israeli bombardment

My friend is trapped in the middle of the fire zone in Gaza. Here she explains her relief of being still alive after another night of shelling.

post 23 July 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Met Police spied on families campaigning for justice

Exclusive: Families campaigning for justice against the Metropolitan Police were spied upon by undercover officers, Channel 4 News can reveal.

article 23 July 2014 UK, Ukraine
News
'All conflict zones should be closed to airlines' - pilots

The general secretary of British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) tells Channel 4 News the world has changed after the MH17 crash, and pilots need more guidance about where is safe to fly.

article 23 July 2014 UK
Student in library
Universities give fewer places to ethnic minorities - still?

Universities are less likely to offer a place to black and ethnic minority students than comparable white British students, research finds - and it probably has not improved much since 2008.

article 23 July 2014 UK, Ukraine
News
Carefree to crisis - how the west lost patience with Putin

From jokes over the judo to sanctions on "cronies" via conflict in Ukraine and the MH17 disaster, this clickable graphic tracks the rocky relationship between the west and Russia.

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Gaza: is this a war on children?

Jon Snow presents Channel 4 News live from Gaza, with reports from Jonathan Miller and an interview with UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, who says Israel may have committed war crimes.

article 23 July 2014 World, Scotland
News
Commonwealth Games 2014: what to watch

From Usain Bolt to Bradley Wiggins, it feels like London 2012 all over again. This time though, we're in Glasgow. Here is your Channel 4 News day-to-day guide to the Commonwealth Games.

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Sir Chris Hoy has revealed he was stopped and checked by security as he tried to enter the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, in the east end of Glasgow, on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. He’s defended the steward, saying “she was only doing her job”.

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Aviation authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers.

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VIDEO: all you need to know about the latest violence in Gaza.