article 24 July 2014
At least 15 die after strike on UN school in Gaza
Children escape from Beit Hanoun school strike (Reuters)

Women, children and UN staff were among the dead after a school where Palestinians were sheltering in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, was hit.

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, Ukraine
How should Britain approach sanctions on Russian oligarchs?

How should Britain respond to growing calls to punish Russia's oligarchs in wake of the shooting down of MH17?


video 24 July 2014 UK

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Neville Lawrence 'disgusted' over police data 'collecting'

Neville Lawrence, the father of murdered teenager Stephen, tells Channel 4 News he is "disgusted" over revelations that the Metropolitan Police "collected information" on 18 families seeking justice.

post 24 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog In Arabic: Gaza's 'birthplace of saints and death-yard of angels'

We publish in Arabic Jon Snow's account of the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks.

post 24 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog On the Hispanic child migrant trail

More than 50,000 children have made the journey without their parents from Central America into the United States since November - but what happens to them?

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.

video 24 July 2014 World, Sudan

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Pope meets woman sentenced to death for being Christian

Meriam Ibrahi, who was sentenced to death in Sudan for renouncing Islam, has met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Meriam's conviction was quashed after Sudan came under intense international pressure.

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

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.

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.

post 24 July 2014
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.

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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.”


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”.


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