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BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will.
Israel's defence minister says that the offensive in Gaza will continue 'as long as necessary to stop the Hamas rocket attacks.
A Ukrainian train with bodies from the Malaysia Airlines plane crash heads for the eastern city of Kharkiv from rebel-held areas amid worsening fighting.
At least five people have been killed and 70 injured by an Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza, Palestinians say.
Israel sent ground troops into Gaza on Thursday, saying the ground operation is necessary to target Hamas' network of tunnels.
Fergal Keane reports from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine where heavy fighting has been heard and "people are panicking".
Paul Adams reports from the almost deserted streets of Sha'af in Gaza where rockets are "coming in all the time".
A BBC reporter at the site of the MH17 crash was handed passengers' documents, as fears mount that vital evidence will be lost.
Isis Sunni militants gave Christians an ultimatum: convert to Islam or face death.
At least 50 people have been killed in fighting at Tripoli airport since it began a week ago, according to the health ministry.
The BBC has been shown pictures filmed by pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the MH17 crash immediately after the plane came down.
Israel and Gaza have both suffered their bloodiest day since the beginning of the current offensive, with the death of 13 Israeli soldiers and at least 87 Gazans.
Gaza has suffered the highest death toll since the offensive by Israel began, with at least 87 people reported killed on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has said that the area of Shejaiya in Gaza under attack on Sunday is a "terror stronghold" and is a centre for rockets that are fired out to Israel.
Gaza has come under the most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive 13 days ago, with more than 50 people reported killed in one district.
A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (£13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
Forty years ago on 20 July 1974 Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Now it's time for scars to heal, some say.
An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.
The Israeli military has stepped up its ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian officials say the death toll in Gaza is now past 300.