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Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:55:09 GMT 
    Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.


France boosts Calais tunnel security 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:44:07 GMT 
    France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.


Two bailed over Zimbabwe lion killing 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:53:17 GMT 
    Two men accused of helping a US tourist hunt and kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion are released on bail by a Zimbabwean court.


Platini candidacy under attack 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:38:59 GMT 
    Uefa boss comes under fire from a potential rival just hours after confirming he will stand for Fifa presidency.


Windows 10 launch is 'new era' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:10:00 GMT 
    Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.


Greek PM warns rebels of snap poll 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:13:31 GMT 
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will have to call snap elections if members of his Syriza party continue to oppose a bailout deal.


Israeli Gaza action 'a war crime' 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:41:22 GMT 
    There is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza after a soldier was captured by Hamas in last year's war, Amnesty International says.


'No border' for anti-Boko Haram army 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:28:38 GMT 
    A multinational force fighting Boko Haram militants in West Africa will be able to pursue them across borders, Nigeria says.


Pakistan Sunni militant chief killed 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:40:50 GMT 
    Pakistani police say they have shot dead Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.


Breaking Bad fan guilty of ricin plot 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:07:22 GMT 
    A man is found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.


Court rejects Mumbai plotter plea 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:18:34 GMT 
    India's Supreme Court turns down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, convicted in the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.


VIDEO: New CCTV released in Sandra Bland case 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:27:48 GMT 
    Texas police release video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.


VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes? 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:04:48 GMT 
    Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.


VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:42:36 GMT 
    An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.


VIDEO: How migrants enter tunnel site 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:46:20 GMT 
    The BBC's Peter Whittlesea explains the route migrants take to gain access to the railway tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.
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