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Gaza in critical condition, says UN's Ban Ki-Moon

bbc.co.uk — Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", the UN secretary general says. Ban Ki-Moon was speaking in New York after returning from a visit to the region.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Gaza strikes at Al-Shifa Hospital & Al-Shati Refugee Camp appear to be Islamic Jihad fire - Israel military spokesman http…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Gaza strikes at Al-Shifa Hospital & Al-Shati Refugee Camp appear to be Islamic Jihad fire - Israel military spokesman http…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: At least four Israelis killed and four wounded after mortar fire from Gaza hits border area, Israeli media report bbc.in/1mUZewe

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: 2 Gaza blasts at hospital & park: - Israel says misfired Hamas rockets - Palestinian officials say Israeli airstrikes http…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Blast killing at least 7 in a Gaza park caused by misfiring Hamas rocket - Israel Defense Forces tell BBC bbc.in/1nRjeEr

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'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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Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire

bbc.co.uk — The UN Security Council is set to call for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. An emergency session is due to approve a call for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr "and beyond". On Sunday Israel and Palestinian militants continued their offensives despite a 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AndrRoy: "The UN calls for..." A phrase that's never followed by good news for any conflict/country m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AndrRoy: "The UN calls for..." A phrase that's never followed by good news for any conflict/country m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: #Gaza: UN Security Council calls for "immediate unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" bbc.in/1l66kOP pic.twitter.com/ifIS4LYLMB

Jul 28, 2014

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Jul 28, 2014

RT @AndrRoy: "The UN calls for..." A phrase that's never followed by good news for any conflict/country m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…

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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

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

Torrential rain and flash flooding cause Sussex chaos

bbc.co.uk — Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding have caused major travel problems across Sussex. Flooding has caused problems on both the A270 Old Shoreham Road at Portslade and also on Church Road in Hove which is reported to be closed. Buses have been suspended in Portslade, Southwick and Mile Oak.
Jul 28, 2014

Torrential rain and flash flooding cause travel chaos BBC reporting.... a #climate change story? bbc.in/UwwIu6

Jul 28, 2014

RT @MarkVogan: ENGLAND THIS AM: Torrential rain and flash flooding cause travel chaos bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan… image: bbc website pic.twitter.com/AUwZMjiK6k

Jul 28, 2014

Pavements carpeted with hail, lightning strikes, flash floods, travel chaos - Monday morning in south east England bbc.in/UwwIu6

Anti-Semitism comes back to haunt Europe

bbc.co.uk — It has been in the background at some of the demonstrations against Israeli actions in Gaza. Recently, during a protest in Paris, a synagogue was attacked and there were chants of "Jews to the gas chambers". In Sarcelles they used the slogan "death to the Jews" and a kosher market was looted.

MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

bbc.co.uk — The downing of Malaysian plane MH17 in east Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @BlogsofWar: Downing of MH17 jet in Ukraine 'may be war crime' - UN - BBC News goo.gl/cXEgM8

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: International police team abandons efforts to reach Ukraine MH17 crash site as heavy fighting erupts bbc.in/1AoU9qj

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: International police team abandons efforts to reach Ukraine MH17 crash site as heavy fighting erupts bbc.in/1AoU9qj

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: International police team abandons efforts to reach Ukraine MH17 crash site as heavy fighting erupts bbc.in/1AoU9qj

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Over 1,100 killed in fighting between pro-Russian rebels & government forces in east #Ukraine since April - UN http://t.co…

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Emirates to stop flying over Iraq, say reports

bbc.co.uk — Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports. The airline told The Times the move follows the Malaysian Airlines' Flight MH17 disaster. MH17 was reportedly shot down while flying over Ukraine.
Jul 28, 2014

Emirates Airline to stop flying over Iraq after MH17 disaster in Ukraine bbc.in/1uyC7Bx

Jul 28, 2014

RT @Brian_Whit: Emirates airline to stop flying over Iraq after MH17 disaster bbc.in/1uyC7Bx

What price for free wi-fi?

bbc.co.uk — Smartphone users are always looking for free wi-fi but at what price does it come? Businesses are looking at ways to make the free wi-fi they offer work for them too. It can track our movements through our phones and reveal a great deal about us to those who have something to sell.

Libya warns of 'humanitarian disaster' over fuel fire

bbc.co.uk — Libya has requested international assistance to put out a fire at a large fuel storage site in Tripoli that was hit by a rocket during militia clashes. The huge blaze could cause a "humanitarian and environmental disaster," the government has warned. It is the largest facility in Tripoli, containing 6.6 million litres of fuel.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Second fuel tank in Tripoli catches fire, situation is "out of control" - Libya's National Oil Company bbc.in/1ApO0dp

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Second fuel tank in Tripoli catches fire, situation is "out of control" - #Libya's National Oil Company bbc.in/1ApO0dp

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Second fuel tank in Tripoli catches fire, situation is "out of control" - Libya's National Oil Company bbc.in/1ApO0dp

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Libya requests international help to put out huge blaze at fuel storage depot hit by a rocket during militia clashes bbc.in/WJoL6G

Hacker Gary McKinnon turns into a search expert

bbc.co.uk — Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, has reinvented himself as a search expert. Mr McKinnon launched Small SEO, a site where he charges £40 an hour to help businesses get mentioned in search results.

Glasgow 2014: Day five

bbc.co.uk — Live video, radio and text coverage of 12 sports on day five at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend

bbc.co.uk — Film about the northern soul phenomenon, one of the most exciting underground British club movements of the 1970s, a dynamic culture of fashions, dance moves and vinyl obsession. The northern soul phenomenon was the most exciting underground British club movement of the 1970s.

Oldham Athletic: Photocall off with new strip still to arrive

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 12:45 Oldham have had to cancel a planned photocall - because they have no strip. The League One club are waiting for home and away strips from new suppliers Sports Direct and have been playing pre-season games in training gear.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @BBCSport: League One club Oldham cancel a planned photocall because they have no strip bbc.in/1mUmquE pic.twitter.com/YT06K1q9ml

Jul 28, 2014

RT @premleagueowl: Strange little story about Oldham Athletic and their lack of a kit/club shop: bbc.co.uk/sport/0/footba…

Glasgow 2014: 41-shot rally in men's team table tennis

bbc.co.uk — Nigeria's Segun Toriola wins a point against Singapore's Ning Gao in a 41 shot rally in the team table tennis semi-finals at Glasgow 2014.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @willhersey: Possibly the only thing worth watching from the commonwealth games: bbc.co.uk/sport/0/common…

Jul 28, 2014

This table tennis rally is insane - incredible defending from Segun Toriola bbc.co.uk/sport/0/common…

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