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UK's Cameron to face EU leaders over Brexit

David Cameron is to meet European leaders for the first time since the UK voted to leave the European Union, as the European Parliament debates the implications of Brexit.

VW US emissions settlement reported to cost $15bn

German automaker Volkswagen reportedly reaches a $15bn (£11.3bn) settlement with US car owners after the firm admitted cheating in emission tests.

Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson resigns after England lose to Iceland

Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager after a 2-1 defeat by Iceland sees them knocked out of Euro 2016.

Strict Texas abortion law struck down

The US Supreme Court strikes down a 2013 Texas abortion law that imposed restrictive regulations on the procedure, in a landmark ruling.

EgyptAir crash: Flight data recorder repaired - investigators

The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators say.

Russian 'harassment' of US diplomats on rise

Harassment against US diplomats by Russian security agents has been on the rise ever since sanctions were imposed two years ago, say officials.

Former Chile officer found liable for Victor Jara death

A Florida court finds a former officer in the Chilean army liable for the murder of the folk singer and activist Victor Jara under Pinochet.

Turkey 'sorry for downing Russian jet'

Turkish President Erdogan apologises for downing of Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border in November, Moscow says

Parrot squawk 'evidence' in murder trial

A prosecutor in Sand Lake, Michigan is considering whether the squawkings of a foul-mouthed African Grey Parrot may be used as evidence in a murder trial.

Yemen IS: Bombs kill dozens in port city of Mukalla

Triple bomb attacks claimed by the Islamic State group kill at least 35 people and injure 24 in Yemen's south-eastern port city of Mukalla.

French police hit by security breach as data put online

Addresses of 112,000 French police officers are uploaded to Google Drive in a security breach a fortnight after two officers were murdered at their home by a jihadist.

50 Cent held for bad language in concert

Rapper 50 Cent is arrested in the Caribbean for using "indecent language" during a concert.

Brexit: BBC finds tension on UK streets

Ed Thomas reports from Leeds, where tensions over immigration are running high after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Ali Haider Gilani on three year kidnap ordeal

The son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has spoken to the BBC after he was kidnapped by Al Qaeda militants.

BBC on frontline: 'You can smell war'

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from Falluja, where the Iraqi army claims it has seized the last stronghold in the city.

Rio 2016 boss: Zika 'blown out of proportion'

The CEO of the 2016 Olympics has addressed concerns about Zika, the economy and the impact of the games on Brazil.

Iceland fans celebrate Euro 2016 win against England

Iceland have made it through to the quarter finals of Euro 2016 after beating England 2-1.

Fans react after Iceland knock England out of Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager after his side's 2-1 defeat by Iceland saw them knocked out of Euro 2016.

Storm batters Croatia in 40 minutes

Towns and cities in Croatia has been left with flooding after intense storms on Monday.

Euro 2016: Greatest calamity in English football - BBC's Dan Roan

Roy Hodgson has resigned as England manager after his side's 2-1 defeat by Iceland saw them knocked out of Euro 2016.

Rio 2016: Water thrown on Olympic flame in Brazil

A man is arrested in Brazil after trying to put out the Olympic flame by throwing a bucket of water over it.

Fairytale wedding for India royals

The maharaja of Mysore in southern India, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, marries his princess Trishika Kumari in a traditional ceremony at the royal palace.

Mary Harper: Could Eritrea come in from the cold?

Eritrea has endured a turbulent 25-year history since independence, but there may be hope for the future, says Mary Harper.

Jeremy Bowen: Inside Falluja after IS

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from inside Falluja after IS militants were pushed out of the city.

Kim Ghattas: Brexit lessons for Hillary Clinton

Britain's vote to leave the EU has some American voters thinking twice about November's election

Brexit: What happens now?

The UK has voted to leave the EU. Here is what is likely to happen next.

Glastonbury 2016: 14 things we learned

Some of the strange and quirky things we heard and saw at Glastonbury.

What are 'safe haven' investments?

As stock markets tumble and sterling weakens in the wake of the EU referendum result, what are the safer alternatives for investors?

'An unprecedented geopolitical shift'

The result of the EU referendum puts Britain on a precipice where it has never been before, writes historian Lord Peter Hennessy.

Who voted what and where

How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?


A selection of winners in the International Earth & Sky Photo Contest, The World at Night’s (TWAN) annual photography competition.

Your pictures

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "flowers".

Week in pictures: 18-24 June 2016

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Pretoria burns

Pictures of violent protests near South Africa's capital, Pretoria, prompted by anger at the ANC's choice of a mayoral candidate.

Muddy arrivals

Glastonbury festival-goers are not deterred by the mud and rain.

Wimbledon 2016: Marcus Willis produces a shock as Novak Djokovic wins through

Novak Djokovic reaches round two and British qualifier Marcus Willis stuns Wimbledon as Andy Murray prepares for action.

Euro 2016: Alan Shearer criticises England after Iceland defeat

Former captain Alan Shearer says England were out-fought, out-thought and out-battled in their "embarrassing" Euro 2016 loss to Iceland.

Lionel Messi: How will his Argentina career be remembered?

With Lionel Messi announcing his international retirement after a fourth final defeat, how will his Argentina career be remembered?

Dirty money

Nigeria's government is determined to sort out the environmental damage caused by the oil industry, but will a new multi-million dollar clean-up plan work?

Naked for the nation

Belarusians strip off at work after their president calls on the nation to "undress and sweat" for the economy.

Back on top

After Spain's second undecided election result in six months, the pressure is on form a coalition in a country where all parties want to be king.

Stock market rebel

A profile of stockbroker Brad Katsuyama, who devised a way to prevent the controversial practice of high frequency trading on the US financial markets.

Schezwan dosa anyone?

Food writer Samar Halarnkar explains what Indians have done to Chinese and other cuisines of the world.

50 years on

Fifty years ago this week Barclaycard issued the first credit cards in the UK. Simon Read looks at how the plastic card changed our relationship with money.

'Fat cats'

Iranians have taken to publishing their payslips online, angered by revelations that managers in some state companies enjoy surprisingly high salaries.

Earthy and eggy

From Beijing to San Francisco, brewers are trying to recreate the unique chemical conditions produced naturally beneath a small Midlands town.

Seven days of terror

Forty years ago Sara Guter Davidson was one of the hostages taken to Entebbe Airport in Uganda by hijackers, and rescued in an audacious operation by the Israeli military.

EU summit: No more business as usual

As the EU prepares for a crisis summit after the UK voted to leave the bloc, the BBC's Laurence Peter asks where Europe goes from here.

British-Africans who backed Brexit

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at why some Africans living in the UK wanted to leave the European Union.

Um, what happens now?

When will it happen? Will it break up the UK? We take a look at six key questions following the UK's shock exit from the EU

Young Leave voters abused online in days after European Union referendum vote

Two young Leave voters reveal how they've been accused of racism and xenophobia since revealing they voted for Brexit.

Europe's media eye more referendums

The prospect of Brexit-style referendums in other European countries is a major concern of press commentators today, against the background of a growing consensus that the European Union needs root-and-branch change if it is to survive this challenge.

Five models for post-Brexit UK trade

Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?

Yaaaaaah! Iceland reacts

Icelandic football fans cannot believe it - a 2-1 win of historic proportions knocks England out of Euro 2016.

England 1-2 Iceland

England suffer a humiliating exit from Euro 2016 as they go out to minnows Iceland in the last 16 in Nice.

Italy 2-0 Spain

Italy outclass Spain to knock out the defending champions and set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Germany.

Hungary 0-4 Belgium

Eden Hazard scores a dazzling solo goal as Belgium defeat Hungary to book a Euro 2016 last-eight tie against Wales.

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