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Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, 23 July 2014 UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.

Breaking news Taiwan plane crash 'kills dozens'

More than 40 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.

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Tour de France - stage 17 Tour de France - stage 17

Live text and radio commentary of the gruelling mountain climbs of stage 17 - one of the hardest days in this year's race.

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From clockwise top, a coffin is carried to a military plane at Kharkiv airport bound for Holland, flowers are left at the airport following a ceremony for the victims of MH17, the flight carrying the bodies takes off, Ukrainian citizens hold up a sign which reads "Kharkiv is sympathizing" Ceremony as MH17 bodies depart

The first bodies recovered from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are being flown to the Netherlands for identification. There was a simple ceremony to mark the victims' departure, as Richard Galpin reports.

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How many Greek legends were true? How many Greek legends were true?

Was there ever a Trojan Horse, and was Alexander the Great really all that great? Classics professor Armand d'Angour examines 10 legends and their origins.

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First a fissure in the ground, then a cone in the sky - the birth of a volcano is a mighty wonder, especially for residents of one island who saw it firsthand.

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