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Clashes at Trump San Diego rally

Skirmishes flare between supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as he visits the city of San Diego in California.

'Move Olympics over Zika' call rejected

More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed due to the Zika outbreak, in a letter to the World Health Organization.

WW2 plane crashes into New York river

A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.

Ex-Argentine junta leader jailed

Former Argentine junta leader Reynaldo Bignone is sentenced to 20 years in prison over Operation Condor killing of left-wing activists.

Depp ordered to stay away from wife

A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.

Crisis talks over Brazil 'mass rape'

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer calls an emergency meeting of security officials after video of a gang rape of a teenage girl causes outrage.

Greek PM condemns Russia sanctions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Western sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are "not productive".

UK citizen jailed in US for airport plot

A British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US.

Blair warns against Corbyn 'experiment'

It would be a "very dangerous experiment" for the UK to give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn power, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warns.

Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist

Rebel's from Colombia's left-wing ELN group release Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez Mora who went missing last Saturday.

Top IS commander in Falluja 'killed'

The Islamic State group's commander in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja is among 70 militants killed in coalition air strikes, the US military says.

VIDEO: Heard leaves court with bruised face

Amber Heard has left court in Los Angeles, where she was granted a restraining order against her estranged husband, Johnny Depp.

VIDEO: Protests over Brazil's 'culture of rape'

Brazil's interim president calls an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a sex attack on a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro prompted widespread anger.

VIDEO: Call for Olympic Games move over Zika

The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

VIDEO: Plane crashes into New York river

A small plane crashes in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.

VIDEO: Giant cruise ship 'a construction site'

Some of the first paying passengers on the world's biggest cruise ship have described it as "a construction site" and a "serious risk to those on board".

VIDEO: Washington gets a mural makeover

A neighbourhood in Washington has been made over with murals by both international and local artists.

VIDEO: Sydney Opera House shines in light display

The Sydney Opera House is among many landmarks in the Australian city lit up as part of a festival of light and music.

VIDEO: Transgender toilet row tension in Texas

Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over policies about which bathrooms transgender students should use in schools.

Verdun: France's sacred symbol of healing

The site of the longest battle of World War One, Verdun has become a symbol of European reconciliation, says Hugh Schofield.

Gene therapy drug approval for GSK

Regulators have given one of the world's largest drug companies approval to sell a new gene therapy.

The game that kick-started the Champions League

How a 1986 Real Madrid game kick-started Champions League

Buhari’s first year: Five ways Nigeria has changed

In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani gives five examples of just how much has changed in Nigeria since President Buhari was sworn in a year ago.

Dr Heimlich saves choking woman

The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.

Dictionary for Dahl's squishous words

Swashboggling, squishous and frobscottle are among thousands of Roald Dahl's words to be compiled in a dictionary to celebrate the centenary of the writer's birth.

Cheap fuel lets US drivers hit the road

American drivers take to US roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.

Fracking go-ahead: What happens next?

Now plans for fracking have been given the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, the BBC's John Moylan looks at whether old industrial sites be used for future fracking applications.

Apple fights call to block Facetime

A patent owner wants Apple to suspend Facetime and iMessage chat apps because it claims its technologies have been infringed.

Chinese backlash over Windows 10 push

Microsoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to Windows 10.

Ariana Grande scores first UK number one

Ariana Grande tops the album chart with her third record, Dangerous Woman, while Drake continues his reign at the top of the singles chart.

American Psycho to close on Broadway

Broadway musical American Psycho, about an investment banker turned serial killer, is to close after poor ticket sales.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US

The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.

Scots Ebola nurse 'may never run again'

The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.

England 2-1 Australia

Marcus Rashford furthers his claims for a place in England's Euro 2016 squad after scoring in a warm-up win over Australia.

Hales and Root give England edge

Alex Hales hits 83 and Joe Root 80 as England reach 310-6 against Sri Lanka on day one of the second Test at Chester-le-Street.

I had to leave my partner to lose weight

Celena and her partner Pete separated for 10 weeks to break their bad habits and lose weight.

How rare are bright blue lobsters?

Canadian fishermen have been celebrating after catching two bright blue lobsters. But just how unusual is this?

Uganda bombers given life sentences

Five people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, are given life sentences.

Kenyan town issues donkey nappy order

Donkeys without nappies are banned from entering a north-eastern Kenyan town to protect its first tarmac road from faeces.

Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade

Barack Obama becomes the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima, saying the memory of the US 1945 nuclear bombing must never fade.

Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?

A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.

Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.

Turkish fury at US commando photos

Turkey calls the US "two-faced" over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia

Chile student protest turns violent

A student demonstration in central Santiago turns violent as police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

Clashes in Bolivia disabled protest

Police in Bolivia use water cannons against disabled protesters who tried to breach a roadblock to demand an increase in state benefits.

French navy ship to join EgyptAir search

As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.

Vital aid 'not reaching most Syrians'

The UN says it has been able to deliver aid to only a fraction of the Syrians it planned to reach, calling the situation "horrendously critical" in some areas.

Trump would 'cancel' Paris climate deal

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal that limits carbon emissions in nearly 200 countries.

Anger over Toronto marijuana shop raids

Canadian marijuana users decry recent raids on dozens of Toronto shops that sell the drug, calling the operation a waste of police resources.

Week in pictures

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

In pictures: The barbers of Freetown

The people who shape hair in the capital of Sierra Leone

The Unabomber and the Norwegian mass murderer

How the Unabomber and his Nordic fan want you to listen

What animals can swim up your toilet?

What animals can swim up your toilet?

How much do models really get paid?

How easy is it to make a living as a model?

The jailed rapist looking for love online

Should violent prisoners be allowed to look for love online?

The most Canadian band in the world

Are Tragically Hip the most Canadian band in the world?

A cinematic 'time machine' in Colombia

The cinema treasure trove in an unlikely place

Riot's legacy of shame and pride

The riot with a legacy of shame and pride

Washington enclave ready for Obamas

Where Obama will live post White House

Greek media upheaval hits Mega TV channel

Debt crisis pushes Greek TV channel to brink

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