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Forensics teams from the Netherlands say they have so far positively identified 173 victims of flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine.
Views from the US on children using guns
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
President Obama is close to authorising aid drops for Shia Turkmen surrounded by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, US sources say.
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
Premier League side Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal.
Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.
England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
HP is asking the owners of more than six million power cables to send back the cords to avoid the risk of being burnt by the kit.
Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso retires from international football after winning 114 caps.
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.