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  • Facebook reports surge in profits
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:22 GMT
    Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
  • Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:20 GMT
    The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
  • Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:56:18 GMT
    Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
  • IMF forecasts lower US growth
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:39:02 GMT
    The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.

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  • Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:11:41 GMT
    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.
  • Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:58:20 GMT
    The Tory Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.
  • VIDEO: Susan Boyle sings as Queen arrives
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:35 GMT
    Susan Boyle treats the crowd at Celtic Park to rousing version of Mull of Kintyre as part of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, shortly before the arrival of The Queen.

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