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post 23 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Gaza conflict: is it too late for negotiated peace?

Have I awoken to a swarm of bees in my lightless hotel room? The electricity is off, again. The bees are drones, devised in America, manufactured in Israel, overhead in Gaza at all times in this war.

video 23 July 2014 World, Italy

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Live: Costa Concordia towed to final resting place - video

The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, is towed to its final destination - Genoa - where it will be scrapped. It is the end of the world's biggest ever maritime salvage operation.

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV successes under threat from anti-gay crackdowns

There are fears that the fight against HIV is in danger as increasing numbers of countries introduce anti-gay laws. Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports from Melbourne.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Gaza's humanitarian crisis: trapped inside a living hell

Many residents in Gaza are running out of food and water, with no electricity. Efforts to broker a humanitarian ceasefire which would allow people out to find supplies have come to nothing.

video 22 July 2014 World, Israel

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Hamas 'is a problem, we will solve it' - video

General Yaakov Amidror, former Israeli national security adviser, says that Hamas "is the problem of the Palestinians, not us." "We need a few days to destroy the tunnels of Hamas," he adds.

video 22 July 2014 World, Israel

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Hamas: 'Green light from US to Israelis to kill our people'

Hamas spokesperson Ihab Al-Ghosein tells Channel 4 News that "Iraelis are making up reasons to target everything." 'We don't mean to kill anyone," he adds.

video 22 July 2014 World, Israel

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'Gaza hospitals are no longer safe' - video

Dr Medhat Abbas from al-Aqsa Hospital says that nobody is safe in Gaza. "If you want to stay alive, stay far from children, because these are the declared targets of the Israeli army," he says.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog What is Hamas trying to achieve in Gaza?

As diplomats try to find a way out of this crisis, how Hamas is fighting Israel? What is the military strategy and what does it hope to achieve?

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US and European airlines suspend Israel flights

US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a rocket landed one mile away.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Inside Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital

Al-Shifa Hospital, the main medical facility in Gaza, has opened its doors for thousands of Palestinians fleeing an ongoing Israeli shelling of eastern Gaza City.

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Bildt on Ukraine and MH17: Europe woke up today

European Union foreign ministers meet with the prospect of tightening sanctions against Russia - but some still remain divided.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Financial sanctions on Russia: big or nothing?

We just sent a camera out to film "Russian influence" in the City of London. As I expected, there's a few nameplates, some doorbells and the odd logo - Alfabank, Sberbank - and that's it.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Student loan application (Reuters)
Student loans: what went wrong?

MPs call for an urgent review into the student loans system as new estimates suggest 45p in every pound shelled out by the taxpayer will never be repaid. Is the system in crisis?

article 22 July 2014 UK
Every year, more than 20,000 girls are at risk in the UK alone
The numbers behind female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation used to be a taboo topic. Now attempting to put an end to it is on the prime minister's to-do list. But how robust can we be in estimating how many women are affected?

article 22 July 2014 World, Ukraine
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Matt Frei by Investigators comb MH17 crash site, surrounded by rebels

Just three investigators from Malaysian Airlines are on site in eastern Ukraine looking through the wreckage of the downed plane MH17, as the black boxes head for British experts.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog 'Last night was hellish' - trapped in Gaza's fire zone

My friend is trapped in the middle of the fire zone. For four days and four nights now she's been under non-stop bombardment.

article 22 July 2014 UK, Scotland
Alex Salmond (Reuters)
Mixing politics and sport ahead of the 'friendly games'

As Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond makes his first appearance on the Commonwealth Games stage, the challenge in the coming days may be to keep the attention of the world on the sport.

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Typhoon Matmo threatens Taiwan with flash floods

Taiwan is bracing itself for Typhoon Matmo to strike on Tuesday night (local time), giving damaging gusts of wind, torrential rain and a storm surge at the coast.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Left to right: David Davis MP and Tom Watson MP (pictures: Getty)
Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up'

Two MPs, Tom Watson and David Davis, are to sue the government for introducing "ridiculous" emergency legislation allowing police and security services access to people's phone and internet records.

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A suicide bombing in northern Baghdad kills 23 people, including nine police officers and wounded 52 others, police and a local hospital source say.

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The European air safety agency EASA says it will issue a “strong recommendation” to avoid Tel Aviv airport until further notice. All US airlines have been advised to suspend flights to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv over security concerns; Lufthansa has suspended flights for the next 36 hours; KLM has cancelled one flight; Air France has suspended flights until further notice, as has Norwegian Air; Air Berlin has halted today’s flights; and Scandinavian Airlines is suspending two flights at present. 

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