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In the heart of Gaza City, one man is making and selling ice cream that is famous among Israelis and Palestinians alike.
A 150-year old Galapagos tortoise has been put down in California after suffering from arthritis and numerous other ailments.
China has been building new islands in the South China Sea to the alarm of its neighbours.
A small robot, the same size as an 8-year-old child, is the star of an opera performance at Berlin's Komische Oper.
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Lionel Messi makes his 100th international appearance as Argentina beat Jamaica in the Copa America.
A fish tank pump is among some of the simple, locally designed medical equipment helping to save children's lives in African countries like Malawi.
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Two major searches are under way after a reported sighting of two killers who escaped from a prison in New York state a fortnight ago.
A major international agreement designed to protect cultural treasures during military conflicts is to be finally ratified by the UK.
UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair's closest allies during the build-up to war.
Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nursing posts, industry leaders are warning.
A vaccine to protect babies from meningitis B will be introduced in the UK from September, the Department of Health announces.
Tens of thousands of people are due to participate in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.
Germany defeat Sweden with an assured display to seal their place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals in Canada.
Rebels in Mali sign a peace deal with the government that will give partial autonomy to the north of the country.