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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 51 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 Business
Piggy bank (Reuters)
IMF: UK growth 'to outstrip other leading economies'

The International Monetary fund says UK GDP will rise by 3.2 per cent this year after revising its forecast upward for the fourth time in a row.

article 24 July 2014 UK
Teens drinking
Clean-living teens shun fags, booze and drugs

British teenagers are smoking, drinking and taking drugs less than ever before, according to new figures.

post 24 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog To end Aids, we must help the vulnerable, not arrest them

There is talk at Melbourne¿s International Aids Conference of ending Aids by 2030. But this requires the political will to help drug users and sex workers, rather than criminalising them.

article 24 July 2014 World, Philippines
Left to right: soldier in Iraq, doctor in Guinea, father in Syria, children in Philippines, security forces in Libya
Tragedy and violence - not just MH17 and Gaza

As the world watches violence in Gaza and the MH17 tragedy over the past fortnight, violence and tragedy has continued in other parts of the world - even if the media spotlight has not been there.

article 24 July 2014 World, Venezuela
Tower of David
Venezuela moves squatters from Tower of David 'tallest' slum

Venezuelan soldiers and officials begin moving hundreds of families out of a half-built 45-storey skyscraper that dominates the Caracus skyline and is thought to be the tallest slum in the world.

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.

post 24 July 2014
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 to Maria Isabella Acevedo, former cleaner of Tory MP Mark Harper, who resigned as immigration minister when he says he found out she did not have permission to work in the UK.

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.

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England’s Alistair Brownlee wins gold in the men’s triathlon at the Commonwealth Games, with brother Jonny Brownlee taking silver. “Now I’ve done everything I want to do!” Alistair said, “and there are more Yorkshire flags out there than any other nation.”

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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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