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Greek PM to present new debt plan
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to present new proposals at a eurozone emergency summit on his country's growing debt crisis.
7/7 anniversary marked with services
Ceremonies will take place later to mark the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 52 people on London's transport network.
Cosby 'obtained sedatives for sex'
US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.
Ageing rates vary widely, says study
A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age.
China shares fall despite support
Mainland Chinese shares fall further despite more measures from the government to stem the sell-off in the volatile market.
'Al-Shabab' raid kills Kenya workers
At least 11 people are killed in a gun attack near the Kenyan border with Somalia, blamed on Islamist group al-Shabab.
US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign
The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.
Bill to ban Confederate flag passes
South Carolina's Senate passes a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol following the killing of nine black people at a church in June.
Hungary MPs approve border fence
Hungarian MPs pass legislation to give the government the power to close the borders to all migrants and build a border fence.
Brazil introduces caesarean rules
New rules aimed at reducing Brazil's high number of caesarean births come into force.
World's oldest man dies at 112
The world's oldest man, Japanese supercentenarian Sakari Momoi, dies in a Tokyo care home at the age of 112.
Mayweather stripped of WBO title
Five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather is stripped of the WBO welterweight belt he won from Manny Pacquiao.
VIDEO: Anti-IS campaign 'will not be quick'
US President Barack Obama says there is progress in the campaign against Islamic State militants, but emphasises that ''it will not be quick''.
VIDEO: 'I'll hold you in my dreams'
Anthony Fatayi-Williams was killed in the 7 July London bombings. His mother speaks of the effect the loss had on her.
VIDEO: Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Ecuador
Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil to greet Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate an open-air mass.
VIDEO: Five banking headaches facing Greeks
Ros Atkins explains the banking restrictions and the impact are they having on everyday life in Greece.
VIDEO: Anniversary of Asia's biggest war
Commemorations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 - the biggest war in Asia in the 20th Century.
VIDEO: Hyde Park wreaths mark London bombings
Representatives from the government, London's City Hall and the emergency services lay wreaths at a memorial to the 7/7 London bombing victims in Hyde Park.
VIDEO: Driver survives massive Nascar crash
Nascar driver Austin Dillon survived a massive last-lap crash on Monday that saw his car hurdled upside down into protective fencing.
VIDEO: Lesbos migrant camp strewn with rubbish
Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos overwhelming local authorities
David v Goliath as islands dispute goes to court
The South China Sea dispute goes to a UN tribunal on Tuesday, but so far China has refused to take part.
48 hours to keep Greece in euro
Greece's economy minister tells me, in an exclusive interview, how the Syriza government hopes to keep his country in the euro, after the "no" vote.
Combative new star of the French right
Hugh Schofield interviews Florian Philippot, the man credited with a major role in the rise of the Front National in France.
Peeking into the brain's filing system
Neuroscientists are building up a surprisingly clear picture of exactly where our memories live.
Puerto Rico: The Caribbean's Greece?
With $72bn debt, Puerto Rico is being called "the Greece of the Caribbean". The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue looks at what went wrong - and what happens next.
Miss Universe defends keeping crown
The reigning Miss Universe defends keeping her crown despite a row between the pageant owner Donald Trump and her home country Colombia.
Man charged for balloon-chair flight
A Canadian man who tied about 100 helium balloons to a garden chair and flew over the city of Calgary is charged with causing mischief.
Samsung's earnings to miss forecasts
Second quarter earnings for the world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, are likely to miss market expectations.
Marks and Spencer recovery stalls
Marks and Spencer's recent revival suffers a setback after it reports a fall in sales of general merchandising, which includes clothing.
Thousands flock to 'sin free Facebook'
A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content is completely banned.
GoPro reveals new mini action cam
US action camera-maker unveils a new smaller action camera that is waterproof without requiring a special case.
Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies
Jerry Weintraub - the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films - dies in California aged 77, US media say.
BBC boss defends licence fee deal
BBC director general Tony Hall defends the corporation's decision to take on the cost of free TV licences for people over the age of 75.
'More hot summers' for parts of UK
Scorching summers such as the one in 2003 look set to become more common in England and Wales, a study suggests.
Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby
The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into "safe mode" at the weekend, the mission team says.
Dementia support gaps 'fail patients'
Patchy support for people with dementia is failing patients and their carers, doctors warn.
Mass vaccination call for rabies
Renewed efforts are needed to vaccinate dogs against rabies, health experts warn.
Fraser a 'blatant racist' - Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios calls Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser a "blatant racist" after comments on his Wimbledon exit.
Froome takes Tour lead amid crashes
Britain's Chris Froome takes the Tour de France yellow jersey as five riders withdraw following two crashes.
The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte
The special water flown in for the royal christening
Putting the Greek back into Stoicism
How to avoid making a drachma out of a crisis
'Space out' contest held in Beijing
Eighty people gather in central Beijing to stare into space for two hours.
WW2 tank seized from man's cellar
German army removes haul of military hardware from 78-year-old's home.
Twin Nigeria blasts kill scores
Two bomb attacks - on a restaurant and a mosque - in the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say.
Moroccan women in court over dress
Two women go on trial in Morocco on charges of "gross indecency" for wearing skirts.
UN to hear South China Sea dispute
A United Nations tribunal is set to hear a legal challenge over territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Zimbabwe elephants flown to China
At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe are transported to China to be settled in a game reserve, after a controversial sale.
Markets resilient despite Greek vote
Global stock markets proved resilient on Tuesday, despite Greece's rejection of austerity demands - Japan's stock market opened 1.25% higher, and other markets closed stronger than expected on Monday.
Record migration overwhelms Lesbos
Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, overwhelming local authorities, local police say.
Pope draws huge crowds in Ecuador
Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil to see Pope Francis celebrate mass.
Mexico gunmen attack Navy helicopter
Mexican Marines kill six people suspected of opening fire on a Navy helicopter in north-eastern Tamaulipas state on Sunday.
'Hard choices' needed for Iran deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard choices" are needed if a deal over Iran's nuclear programme is to be made by Tuesday's deadline.
Many killed in Yemen air strike
Saudi-led coalition bombers strike a suburb of the southern Yemen port city of Aden, killing at least 30 people, witnesses there say.
Ten dead and dozens shot in Chicago
Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.
Canadian 'bombed divorce lawyer'
A man in Winnipeg, Canada, is charged with attempted murder after sending bombs to law firms that represented him or his ex-wife in the past.
Energy customers 'paying too much'
Millions of energy customers have been "paying too much for their energy bills", a year-long investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority finds.
Osborne could relax Sunday trading
Shops in England and Wales could be allowed to open for longer on Sundays, under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne.
'Legal highs' linked to prison deaths
The use of so-called legal highs has been a factor in at least 19 prisoner deaths, the Prisons Ombudsman says.
Children's early help 'cut by half'
Government funding of early intervention programmes for children and young people's services has been cut by £1.8bn over five years, say children's charities.
In pictures: Underwater deminers of Cambodia
Photographer Charles Fox's portraits of those carrying out the dangerous task of demining Cambodia's rivers.
In pictures: Unesco World Heritage sites 2015
Latest places to be added to Unesco's list of World Heritage Sites
Your pictures: Lines
Readers' photographs on the theme of lines
In pictures: Lightning illuminates UK
Thunderstorms across the country from north to south
In Pictures: A modern biplane factory
Inside a modern biplane factory recreating aircraft of the 1930s
Week in pictures: 27 June - 3 July 2015
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
In pictures: American Puzzles by Burk Uzzle
Images by photographer Burk Uzzle on show in New York
In pictures: Val Doonican
A look back at the life of the Irish singer
Would Calais migrants really be better off in the UK?
Is the UK better than France for migrants?
The decline of the 'disgusting' burbot
Do we only care about animals if they're cute and cuddly?
Life in a town called Mongo
What's it like to live in one of the world's poorest towns?
Egyptians lambast 'ugly' new Nefertiti statue
Egyptians lambast 'tasteless' new Nefertiti statue
The company bosses who pray
Is there a place for religion in the workplace?
VIDEO: What do Americans know about Kenya?
What do Americans know about Kenya?
What makes a tweet believable?
Does using exclamation marks stop people believing you?