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Israeli air strike hits 'Hamas media building' in Gaza

bbc.co.uk — An Israeli airstrike has hit the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa television and radio building in central Gaza City. Israeli aircraft also fired at the house of the former Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh. The house was thought to be empty at the time.

Kanye West wins 'Coinye' Bitcoin infringement lawsuit

bbc.co.uk — Kanye West has won a trademark lawsuit against the creators of the Coinye Bitcoin, a parody crypto currency inspired by the rapper. In January, West's lawyers issued a cease and desist letter citing "gimmick infringement". They demanded that the website and related social media accounts be deactivated.

Strike hits Gaza media building

bbc.co.uk — Israeli airstrike have hit a building housing several media companies in central Gaza. Hamas said that its broadcast outlets, Al-Aqsa TV and Al-Aqsa Radio were targeted. The television station continued to broadcast, however. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, following an upsurge of violence from both Hamas and Israeli forces.

Lord Coe 'will not run' for job as BBC Trust chairman

bbc.co.uk — Lord Coe has indicated that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust. The Tory peer, currently chairman of the British Olympic Association, was one of the favourites for the role. But he told the Daily Mail he wanted to stand instead for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Gaza City and Eshkol hit by deadly explosions

bbc.co.uk — A fragile lull in violence in Gaza has been shattered by explosions that hit the compound of the territory's main hospital and a nearby park, reportedly killing 10 people. Meanwhile, Israeli media is reporting that four Israelis have been killed in a mortar strike near the Gaza border.

MH17 crash: The 298 who perished

bbc.co.uk — Produced by Lucy Rodgers, Emily Maguire and Christopher Ashton If you are a family member of one of the victims and would like to submit an image or further information, please contact us at NewsInteractiveSpecials@bbc.co.uk

'Bad luck' ensured that asteroid impact wiped out dinosaurs

bbc.co.uk — Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact when they were at their most vulnerable, according to a new study. Dr Steve Brusatte, of Edinburgh University, said sea level rises and volcanic activity had made many species more susceptible to extinction.
Jul 28, 2014

Bad luck for the #dinosaurs: asteroid impact came at worst possible time for them @BBCPallab on new research bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCPallab: Simon Conway-Morris on coul dinosuars have become intelligent: "the experiment has been done and we call them crows" bbc.in/1pupJdp

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: "Colossal bad luck" that asteroid struck when dinosaurs were most vulnerable bbc.in/1mU88dv pic.twitter.com/FWG3thQxlF

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Israel PM Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' Gaza campaign

bbc.co.uk — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza. Mr Netanyahu said Israel would continue to act until it had achieved its aim of destroying militant group Hamas' network of underground tunnels. It comes amid an upsurge of violence in Gaza and southern Israel, despite a UN plea for a cessation of hostilities.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: 60 people were killed in #Gaza during night of intense Israeli shelling, Palestinian health officials say bbc.in/1lQx1qV

Jul 29, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: 60 people were killed in #Gaza during night of intense Israeli shelling, Palestinian health officials say bbc.in/1lQx1qV

Afghanistan bomber kills president's cousin Hashmat Karzai

bbc.co.uk — A suicide bomber has killed a cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say. Hashmat Karzai was greeting a visitor to his house when the man blew himself up. One report said explosives were hidden in the bomber's turban.

Israel intensifies Gaza attacks after Netanyahu warning

bbc.co.uk — Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead. Israel carried out 60 air strikes, targeting the TV and radio stations and other sites associated with Hamas, the group which controls Gaza.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @bbcme: Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza: Gaza sees one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land... bbc.in/1nWggyF

Treating Patients with Dementia

bbc.co.uk — When should doctors treat the ailments of people with dementia and when should they not?

EU set to widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

bbc.co.uk — The European Union is set to agree new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine. Top Russian individuals and bodies are already the subject of EU sanctions for their alleged role in Ukraine's crisis. Calls for the EU to act have been fuelled by the downing of Flight MH17.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @BBCNews: 2/2 They can be lifted overnight once there's evidence Russia stops sending arms to #Ukraine - Sir Malcolm Rifkind bbc.in/1uCvMF5

Conservative MP David Ruffley to stand down in 2015

bbc.co.uk — Tory MP David Ruffley is to retire from Parliament at the next election. The MP for Bury St Edmunds had been under pressure after accepting a police caution for a common assault on his former partner earlier this year. In a letter to his party, he said that he had apologised for his actions and had "considered the matter closed".
Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCLookEast: More on David Ruffley's decision to stand down at next election, including analysis from @andrewpolitics BBC1 10.25pm bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Jul 28, 2014

Glad David Ruffley is standing down but he should never have had the chance.. He should have been fired. m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Tory MP David Ruffley to retire from Parliament at next election, after accepting common assault caution bbc.in/1nSFwG4

Rape reports marked as 'no crime'

bbc.co.uk — New figures obtained by the BBC show that in the past four years almost 1,000 reported rapes have been dropped by police and marked "no crime". The figures, revealed by the Scotland 2014 programme, also showed significant regional variations across Scotland's new single force. Police Scotland has made rape a high priority.

Gaza doctor: 'There are 20 more murders a day'

bbc.co.uk — Dr Hosam Abu-Elwan is a doctor for Medecins du Monde in Gaza.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @bbc5live: "The number of wounded has decreased but the number of murders has increased." - a doctor in #Gaza sent this report: bbc.in/UHT3Vg

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