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The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clot...
A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people di...
Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39....

World

BBC
A suicide bomb explodes at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, and there are casualties, witnesses say....
UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings....
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months....
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, poses a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns....
At least 17 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 150 people trapped in a village in western India, officials say....

Europe

BBC
The Ukrainian army says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed ...
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat....
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA....
Who will be hurt the most by the EU's latest measures?...
Aer Lingus reports a "significant" improvement in its operating profit over the last six months, which rose by 40% compared to the same period last ye...

Canada

CBC
Signs Restaurant is staffed with deaf servers, and is now open for business in Toronto’s busy Yonge and Wellesley area. The restaura...
Environment Canada says temperature and humidex values are forecast to approach all-time record highs on Wednesday and Thursday....
A same-sex couple in Longueuil, Que., is scared after receiving an anonymous letter threatening them for hanging a gay pride flag from...
A Toronto doctor who specializes in the treatment of tropical diseases says it's unlikely a recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus ...
Calgary-based energy company Penn West says it will be conducting a thorough review of its books and restating past results....

Australia-Pacific

ABC
The growing use of digital devices has ended television's unrivalled dominance of Australian entertainment, a media consumption survey has found....
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has revealed Australia unsuccessfully tried to get India to take 157 asylum seekers while they were being held on ...
Britain's attorney-general will not seek to increase Rolf Harris's sentence for child sexual assaults despite 150 complaints over its "leniency"....

Middle East

BBC
UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings....
Pressures on Muslim Brotherhood to abandon non-violence...
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias....
A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripol...
Syrian refugees spotting business opportunities in Jordan camp...

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months....
At least 17 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 150 people trapped in a village in western India, officials say....
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Kyrgyzstan...
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period....
Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense....

South-Asia

BBC
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months....
At least 17 people are killed after a landslide buries more than 40 houses and leaves 150 people trapped in a village in western India, officials say....
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Kyrgyzstan...
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period....
Nitin Srivastava reports from the barricaded town of Saharanpur where the situation remains tense....

Business

BBC
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat....
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations....
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA....
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period....
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