Palestinians inspect the rubble of a destroyed house after Israeli air strikes in Al Tufah neighbourhood

Israel agrees to 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities

21.50 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel will begin a 12-hour pause in Gaza hostilities starting at 7am Israeli time on Saturday, a U.S. official.

Militants from Islamic State destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah

Islamic State blows up 'Jonah's tomb' in Iraq

16.56 Militants from Islamic State have destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a whale in both Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.

Crash investigators say the plane broke apart on impact

Bad weather blamed for Air Algerie crash

17.10 Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said.

Geckos are being used in an experiment testing effects of weightlessness

Russia's 'space sex' geckos at risk

24 Jul Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation

Ukrainian PM resigns over coalition break up

24 Jul Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation to parliament after upbraiding politicians for failing to pass laws on energy and on the budget to increase financing for the army.

Undated handout photograph made available by Swiftair showing the McDonnell Douglas MD-83

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali

24 Jul The wreck of an Air Algerie plane that went missing with 110 passengers on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, according to a coordinator for the crisis unit in Ouagadougou.

Lawyers unsuccessfully appealed to multiple courts to have the execution halted

Concern over botched execution in Arizona

24 Jul An inmate in Arizona took almost two hours to die by lethal injection in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.

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