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A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday 24 July 2014 Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.

Pope Francis meets Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican on 24 July 2014 Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.


IMF lowers global growth forecast Workers are seen among the containers at Asia World port in Yangon

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.


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Shicheng Inside China's 'Atlantis of the East'

Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious time capsule of Imperial China.

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Revenge Workplace revenge: Career suicide?

Many of us have fantasised about getting even with a terrible boss or rival colleague. But is the having the last laugh worth the professional risk?

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Animal art The weird, wonderful art of animals

Can animals be creative? A few are prodigious producers of ‘art’, as Jason G Goldman discovers. But is it any good?


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