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Israel's UN envoy denies Israeli soldier abduction

Israel's UN ambassador denied on Sunday that an Israeli soldier had been abducted by Hamas militants. "There is no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," said Ambassador Ron Prosor when asked about the kidnapping.

In Poland, hedgehogs find a saviour

Andrzej Kuziomski set up Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter after as a bicycle courier he came across hundreds of the small, quilled mammals that had been killed or maimed in run-ins with humans.

2 US born soldiers killed as Gaza toll touches 485

Israeli tanks shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and a woman died in an air strike after the bloodiest day for both sides of a nearly two-week military offensive that showed no signs of abating despite global calls for a truce.

China warns officials against aping Western morality

China's ruling Communist Party will step up ideological education of officials to prevent them from aping Western moral standards and strengthen their faith in communism to help in the fight against pervasive corruption, state media said.

Maths can make internet up to 10 times faster

Mathematical equations can make internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite up to 10 times faster and more secure than today, according to a new study.

Women across the world go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

A website set up by a Londoner for women to share their experiences of sexism and harassment in their daily lives has drawn massive offline attention and collected 70,000 posts from around 20 countries.

Dutch cyclist escapes death twice on Malaysian jetliners

29-year-old Maarten de Jonge, a member of Malaysia's Terengganu Cycling Team , told Dutch televison station RTV Oost that he had to change his MH17 ticket to another date because he wanted to save money by getting cheap airfare.

US says Russian missile used to down MH17 jet; victims' bodies put on refrigerated train

John Kerry laid out on Sunday what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of MH17 jet and called rebels' behaviour 'grotesque'. 'Time for Russia to get out of Ukraine' | Full coverage

Islamists mount 'heaviest' assault on Libya airport

Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport Sunday two days after a truce with the rival ex-rebels that control it collapsed, a security official said.

Singapore Airlines apologises for 'insensitive' MH17 post

Hours after the Boeing 777-200 passenger jet with 298 people on board went down on Thursday, SIA posted a one-line statement on Facebook and Twitter which read: 'Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.'

Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

International monitors moved gingerly on Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.

Strongest storm in decades kills 17 in south China

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 17 people after claiming at least 94 lives in the Philippines, officials said Sunday.

Turkish PM Erdogan says Israel "surpasses Hitler in barbarism"

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Saturday of having "surpassed Hitler in barbarism" through its attacks on Gaza, but warned Turks against taking out their anger on the country's Jewish community. 

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people

At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's north last month.

Israeli border shelling sends refugees pouring inland

In a school in northern Gaza, scores of families sweat in cramped classrooms. Babies cry, while restless kids draw on chalkboards and worried parents give thanks for their relative safety.
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