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BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:35 AM

GlobalNews: 30 JUL 14 US & EU sanctions against Russia

Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:08 AM

Russia gets more economic sanctions over Ukraine / Hamas says no truce until Israel ends blockade / 70 million dollars for concussion testing in the US / Colorado's booming pot industry....

GlobalNews: 29 Jul 14 PM Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

Tuesday, July 29 2014 03:13 PM

China investigates ex-security chief / Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin / Comedy of vicars....

GlobalNews: 29 Jul 14 AM Lull in Gaza violence shattered

Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:04 AM

Ebola public health campaign / MH17 jet 'downed by missile shrapnel/ Sarah Palin online TV Channel....

GlobalNews: 28 Jul 14 PM UN makes new call for ceasefire in Gaza

Monday, July 28 2014 03:11 PM

MH17 downing 'may be war crime' / Japan girl 'dismembers classmate' / Different lies....

GlobalNews: 28 Jul 14 AM Gaza fighting continues

Sunday, July 27 2014 11:46 PM

Gaza fighting continues despite each side announcing temporary ceasefire/A special report from Syria: how the civil war has affected the lives of six children/The Ukrainian army launches a major offensive against pro-Russian separatists...

GlobalNews: 27 Jul 14 SUN Gaza under fresh bombardment

Sunday, July 27 2014 02:23 PM

Dutch experts cancel visit to Ukraine crash-site / West Africa countries use radio to tackle Ebola outbreak / What happened when a married couple used a lie-detector....

GlobalNews: 26 Jul 14 Call for truce extension in Gaza

Saturday, July 26 2014 03:47 PM

Western diplomats talk as casualties rise / US evacuates embassy staff from Libya / Dutch police join search of plane wreckage in Ukraine / Pakistan celebrates mountaineering first...

GlobalNews: 25 Jul 14 PM Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Friday, July 25 2014 03:49 PM

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base / Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack / 'Fluffy and feathery' dinosaur claim sparks debate....

GlobalNews: 25 Jul 14 AM Vehemence of Gaza protests

Friday, July 25 2014 12:11 AM

Gaza hospitals after hit school/ Iraq's future/ Feathery dinosaurs...

GlobalNews: 24 Jul 14 PM More MH17 bodies to leave Ukraine

Thursday, July 24 2014 02:32 PM

Algerian jet missing on Sahara route / Israel continues bombardment of the Gaza Strip / The appeal of the guitar....

GlobalNews:24 Jul 14 AM Gaza violence continues

Thursday, July 24 2014 12:00 AM

Hamas offers truce but ceasefire only if blockade is lifted / Ukraine military jets downed....

GlobalNews: 23 Jul 14 PM: Netherlands day of mourning

Wednesday, July 23 2014 01:33 PM

Bodies of MH17 victims fly to Eindhoven / Gaza incursion / Israel flight ban / Costa Concordia / Nigeria abducted girls / Chasing Tornadoes...

GlobalNews: 23 Jul 14 AM US Intelligence: 'pro-Russian separatists shot down plane'

Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:42 PM

Flights to Israel cancelled / Public inquiry into Litvinenko murder / Glasgow's transformation...

GlobalNews: 22 Jul 14 PM: MH17 investigation latest

Tuesday, July 22 2014 02:30 PM

Three investigating teams at MH17 crash site / Gaza victims / Living in Tel Aviv / Indonesia election result / FGM / China real estate / Vivian Maier photographer...

GlobalNews: 22 Jul 14 AM: UNSC votes on MH17

Tuesday, July 22 2014 01:30 AM

The UN voted to give investigators unrestricted access to MH17 crash site....

GlobalNews: 21 July 14 PM: MH17 investigation begins

Monday, July 21 2014 02:23 PM

Dutch forensic experts examine MH17 bodies / Gaza offensive continues / Babar Ahmad / A radical plan for Brazil's world cup stadiums / Washed-up lego...

GlobalNews: 21 Jul 14 AM Israel escalates Gaza offensive

Sunday, July 20 2014 10:50 PM

Deaths of Israeli soldiers and Palestinians / Relatives mourn MH17 victims / Nigeria: 100 years old / US actor James Garner dies...

GlobalNews: 20 Jul 14 SUN Gaza ceasefire breaks down

Sunday, July 20 2014 03:13 PM

Growing international fury over Ukraine air disaster / Christians flee northern Iraq / London's Imperial War Museum marks WW1 centenary / Remembering veteran jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos....

GlobalNews: 19 Jul 14 SAT Monitors visit Ukraine crash site

Saturday, July 19 2014 03:44 PM

Gaza death toll rises as Israeli offensive continues / Iraqi Christians flee after threats from ISIS / Vandals deface Auschwitz memorial / How to write a love-letter...

GlobalNews: 18 Jul 14 PM Was Malaysian airliner shot down ?

Friday, July 18 2014 04:09 PM

Ukraine alleges pro-Russian rebels shot down airliner / Putin rejects Ukrainian claims / Hospital under attack in Gaza / How World War 1 affected life of an English composer....

GlobalNews: 18 Jul 14 AM Hundreds dead in Ukraine air crash

Friday, July 18 2014 12:57 AM

Pro-Russian rebels deny downing Malaysian passenger jet / Israeli ground offensive underway in Gaza / Scientific innovation inspired by butterflies...

GlobalNews: 17 Jul 14 PM Israel-Gaza ceasefire deal denied

Thursday, July 17 2014 02:44 PM

Russia 'shot down' Ukraine jet / Kabul airport Taliban attack over / Australia votes to repeal carbon tax....

GlobalNews: 17 Jul 14 AM Humanitarian ceasefire

Thursday, July 17 2014 12:37 AM

Four cousins are killed on a Gaza beach. Israel and Hamas agree humanitarian ceasefire / Sanctions for Russia over Ukraine / Irish minister needs to learn Irish....

GlobalNews: 16 Jul 14 PM Dutch liable over Srebrenica deaths

Wednesday, July 16 2014 04:48 PM

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes / 'Abused children' rescued in Mexico / The British butler....

GlobalNews: 16 July 14 AM Gaza ceasefire attempts falter

Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:53 PM

Nigeria acrimony over abducted girls/ Crash on Moscow Metro kills 21/ Genetically similar friends....

GlobalNews: 15 Jul 2014 PM Gaza ceasefire on brink?

Tuesday, July 15 2014 02:20 PM

Ceasefire attempt collapses?/Life under fire in Eastern Ukraine/Germany World Cup celebrations...

GlobalNews: 15 July 14 AM Israel Gaza ceasefire proposal

Monday, July 14 2014 11:53 PM

Ukraine plane hit near Russian border/ Church of England backs women bishops/ Tributes to Nadine Gordimer....

GlobalNews: 14 Jul PM Gaza bodycount rises

Monday, July 14 2014 02:58 PM

Malala in Nigeria to help kidnapped girls / Is Brazil's poor football good for country? / Costa Concordia rises / How to make your daughter a princess...

GlobalNews: 14 Jul 14 AM Germany wins World Cup

Monday, July 14 2014 12:13 AM

Germany beats Argentina in World Cup final/172 killed in Gaza, Palestinians say/Conductor Lorin Maazel dies/Russia and Germany say eastern Ukraine situation worsening/Attenborough on Kew Gardens campaign/World's biggest football academy in China...

GlobalNews: 13 July 14 SUN Israel intensified attack on Gaza

Sunday, July 13 2014 03:55 PM

Palestinians take refuge in temporary shelters/ Russia warns Ukraine of "irreversible consequences"/ Pope Francis hints the priests may one day be allowed to marry...

GlobalNews: 12 Jul 14 SAT Palestinian civilians hit most

Saturday, July 12 2014 02:12 PM

UN says three quarters of Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes are civilians / John Kerry's diplomatic missions / The man who helps get jihadi sons home / Last Ramones band member dies....

GlobalNews: 11 Jul 14 PM Israel to 'resist international pressure' over Gaza

Friday, July 11 2014 04:12 PM

Iraqi Kurds seize two oil fields / Gay men urged to take HIV drugs / Punished by axe: Bonded labour in India's brick kilns....

GlobalNews: 11 Jul 14 AM HIV return

Friday, July 11 2014 12:20 AM

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan/ Life in Gaza/ Return of dinosaur bones...

GlobalNews: 10 Jul 14 PM Deaths rise in air strikes in Gaza

Thursday, July 10 2014 03:22 PM

Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material' / UK to rush in emergency data laws / The dangers of Spain's Pamplona bull run....

GlobalNews: 10 Jul 14 AM More Gaza unrest

Wednesday, July 09 2014 11:20 PM

Israel continues Gaza offensive/Argentina in World Cup Final/Obama popularity waning?...

GlobalNews: 09 Jul 14 PM Israel 'to intensify Gaza attacks'

Wednesday, July 09 2014 02:30 PM

Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad / Vatican bank chief to step down....

GlobalNews: 09 Jul 14 AM Brazil crashes out of World Cup

Wednesday, July 09 2014 12:12 AM

Germany beats Brazil 7-1/Israel Gaza attacks/al-Shabab in Mogadishu/South Sudan anniversary/CAR fighting/US marijuana on sale/Transformers product placement in China/search for new Swiss anthem...

GlobalNews: 08 Jul 14 PM Abdullah contests Afghan poll result

Tuesday, July 08 2014 02:15 PM

Israel 'ready for Gaza escalation' / Typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa / 'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test....

GlobalNews: 08 Jul 14 AM Afghan election: Ghani leads

Tuesday, July 08 2014 12:15 AM

Partial Afghan results contested; Bahrain angered by US diplomat's meeting with opposition; legendary footballer Di Stefano dies; BBC investigates US prison abuse allegations; Gorgosaurus the Dinosaur; Le Tour leaves Britain for France...

GlobalNews: 07 Jul 14 PM Georgia ex-leader Shevardnadze dies

Monday, July 07 2014 02:14 PM

Hamas vows revenge for Gaza strikes / Egypt's president 'regrets' al Jazeera trial / Forgive Church for abuse, begs Pope Francis....

GlobalNews: 07 Jul 14 AM Israel "will bring killers to justice"

Monday, July 07 2014 01:30 AM

Israel promises to prosecute killers of Palestinian teenager / Ukrainian Government retakes two towns / why ISIS may not be all-conquering...

GlobalNews: 06 July 14 SUN Arrests over Palestinian killing

Sunday, July 06 2014 03:13 PM

Ukraine rebels regroup/ Militant attacks on Kenyan coast/ Report from Pula in Croatia....

GlobalNews: 05 July 14 SAT Ukraine rebels abandon stronghold

Saturday, July 05 2014 02:45 PM

Russian MPs back law on internet data/ Berlin summons American ambassador/ Formula E - motor racing on mute....

GlobalNews: 04 Jul 14 PM Crowds flock to East Jerusalem funeral

Friday, July 04 2014 02:40 PM

Indian nurses trapped in Iraq freed / Entertainer Rolf Harris jailed for sex assaults / Queen Elizabeth names UK's biggest warship....

GlobalNews: 04 Jul 14 AM Fleeing the Islamists in Iraq

Thursday, July 03 2014 11:59 PM

Gambling addict sues London casino / Death of WW2 hero / Tour de France in Yorkshire...

GlobalNews: 03 July 14 PM Jerusalem tense

Thursday, July 03 2014 01:11 PM

Jerusalem tension mounts/Uganda airport threat/US troops in Somalia/Tackling "revenge porn"...

GlobalNews: 03 Jul 14 AM Sarkozy denies corruption

Thursday, July 03 2014 12:25 AM

Israel in turmoil / British MPs want new FGM strategy / Toronto mayor's first interview / Andy Murray dethroned...

GlobalNews: 02 Jul 14 PM Calm urged after killing of Palestinian teenager

Wednesday, July 02 2014 04:09 PM

Oscar Pistorius 'suicide risk' / Hong Kong police arrest protestors / Ebola: WHO calls emergency talks on outbreak....

GlobalNews: 02 Jul 14 AM Israel holds teenagers' funeral

Tuesday, July 01 2014 11:33 PM

Murdered Israelis buried as security cabinet convenes / Iraq's first parliamentary session ends in disarray / Russia's economic growth grinds to a halt / Sri Lanka's looming diabetes crisis...

GlobalNews: 01 Jul 14 PM Sarkozy held over influence claims

Tuesday, July 01 2014 02:50 PM

Court upholds French full veil ban / Israel holding teenagers' funerals / Monty Python revival show....

GlobalNews: 01 Jul 14 AM Israeli missing found dead

Tuesday, July 01 2014 12:21 AM

Israeli authorites blame Hamas over teenagers found dead in Hebron / US companies can withold payments for contraceptions on religious grounds under Obamacare / BNP to pay 9 billion / Rolf Harris guilty....

GlobalNews: 30 Jun 14 PM Italy finds bodies in migrant boat

Monday, June 30 2014 02:31 PM

Pistorius 'had no mental disorder' / Indonesia deforestation 'passes Brazil' / UK government bids to overturn US haggis ban....