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Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement....
Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current c...
It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an a...

World

BBC
Dozens of prisoners are involved in an ongoing disturbance at a Nottinghamshire prison which was heavily criticised in a report this week....
Hamas militants fire rockets into Israel, rejecting an Israeli offer to extend until 21:00 GMT a 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza....
A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says....
England captain Alastair Cook urges Jos Buttler not to change his attacking batting style when he makes his Test debut....
Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism....

Europe

BBC
Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism....
Search teams in Mali locate the second flight recorder on board Air Algerie flight AH5017, which crashed on Thursday killing 116 people....
The EU adds 15 individuals and 18 entities to its sanctions list targeting Russians linked to the separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine....
The most important battle you have probably never heard of...
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support...

Canada

CBC
A woman who was filmed plucking a bird on a Montreal Metro car has been identified as Christina David, a former resident of Nunavik wh...
Live tweeting trials seem to enhance people's engagement and understanding of court proceedings , according to the preliminary results...
The father of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old fatally shot by Toronto police one year ago, says the questions surrounding his son's death...
A dispute between Montreal’s police force and the City of Montreal over pension reform took a new twist overnight Saturday when more...
A New Brunswick church built in Canada’s confederation year sold for $1,900 at auction on Saturday....

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Australia won two early gold medals in the pool on night three, with wins to Taylor McKeown and Daniel Fox....
Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland have won gold medals for Australia on night three in the velodrome....
An Australian couple who lost their daughter in downed Malaysian flight MH17 visited the crash site in rebel-held east Ukraine on Saturday, the first ...

Middle East

BBC
Hamas militants fire rockets into Israel, rejecting an Israeli offer to extend until 21:00 GMT a 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza....
A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says....
Search teams in Mali locate the second flight recorder on board Air Algerie flight AH5017, which crashed on Thursday killing 116 people....
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says....
The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
The world's second highest mountain, K2 - which lies in Pakistan - is successfully scaled by a team of Pakistani climbers for the first time....
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven....
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit....
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster....
India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson....

South-Asia

BBC
The world's second highest mountain, K2 - which lies in Pakistan - is successfully scaled by a team of Pakistani climbers for the first time....
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven....
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit....
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster....
India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson....

Business

BBC
US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the o...
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year....
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve....
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers...
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension"....
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