United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is demanding an end to the violence in Gaza “in the name of humanity”.

Liberia border crossings closed amid Ebola outbreak

Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak. ...

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We were ordered to stay on sinking ship, say students

South Korean students who survived April’s deadly Sewol ferry disaster have said they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship.

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Black boxes from crashed Algerian passenger jet arrive in France

The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.

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Fighting prevents investigators reaching plane-crash site

Fighting has stopped an international police team from reaching the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running.

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'Cinderella' thief leaves trainer at scene of attempted cider theft

Police have issued an appeal for a “Cinderella” would-be thief who left his trainer at the scene of a crime.

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Man dies as lightning hits 14 in LA

A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course.

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VIDEO: Woman hit by car after driver's children scared by 'zombies'

A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.

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Family of five (youngest four yrs old) found shot dead in US apartment

A family of five, including three children aged between four and 12, have been found shot dead inside a US apartment.

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