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Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800 Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800. Details 'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. Details Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". Details Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out. Details Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say. Details Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa. Details McDonald's in Russian court case Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements. Details S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives. Details Wildlife loss link to child slavery New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery. Details Ferry owner death cause 'unknown' South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster. Details Charges over Mexico children's home A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora. Details Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug' Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research. Details 'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought. Details