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World's longest rail tunnel to open
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
Rail strike takes hold in France
An open-ended rail strike takes hold in France, with many services cancelled, just nine days before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off.
Tiger cub bodies found at Thai temple
Forty tiger cub bodies found in freezer at Thai Buddhist temple that has been accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
N Korean editorial praises 'wise' Trump
An editorial in North Korean state media says Donald Trump is a "wise politician" whose victory in US elections could be good for the North.
Police to investigate gorilla shooting
Police are to investigate the circumstances around the killing of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.
Green energy surges to record levels
The world added far more renewable energy sources than fossil fuels in 2015, with developing countries overtaking richer nations on green spending.
Fort McMurray residents to return home
Some residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray are to begin returning home after a raging wildfire that displaced 90,000 people.
Chinese stowaway found on Dubai flight
A Chinese teenager is found hiding in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger jet that had flown from Shanghai to Dubai.
US warns of Europe terror threat
The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
OAS seeks emergency Venezuela meeting
Organization of American States head Luis Almagro calls for an emergency meeting which could lead to the expulsion of Venezuela from the regional body.
Polisario Front leader Abdelaziz dies
The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement, Mohamed Abdelaziz, dies after a long illness, aged 68.
Shark bites off Australian surfer's leg
A surfer is in a critical condition after losing a leg in a shark attack at a beach in Western Australia.
Why Pikachu is making Hong Kong angry
Nintendo's upcoming Pokemon games are causing controversy in Hong Kong because of plans to give Pikachu and his friends Mandarin names.
Military exercise mistaken for invasion
Finnish man flees island home after spotting military's arrival - but it was just an exercise.
VIDEO: Aerial footage shows Texas flood damage
Parts of Texas have experienced unprecedented levels of flooding causing the mandatory evacuation of hundreds of residents.
VIDEO: On the road with Yingluck Shinawatra
Officially Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is banned by the military from any political activity, and everyone is banned from campaigning on the new constitution.
VIDEO: Inside the world's longest rail tunnel
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel will be officially opened in Switzerland today after nearly two decades of construction work.
VIDEO: Child pulled from Idlib strike rubble
Turkey has accused Russia of bombing a hospital and a mosque in the Syrian city of Idlib.
VIDEO: A visit to Karachi's 'most dangerous' area
BBC journalist Benjamin Zand visits Lyari in Karachi, which he had been told to avoid as the Pakistani city's 'most dangerous' area.
VIDEO: Britain's tricky history with Europe
Ahead of the UK's referendum, the BBC's Rob Watson explores Britain's very tricky history with our European neighbours.
VIDEO: The Ethiopian town famous for runners
You have probably never heard of Bekoji, but this small town in the highlands of Ethiopia has had a huge impact on athletics.
VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France
Parts of northern France have been hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain swept the region.
The return of Yingluck Shinawatra
Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns to public life
Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel - an engineering triumph
Longest rail tunnel is engineering triumph
Why drinking in India is an 'outdoor sport'
Why Indians love to drink on the move
Zimbabwe's flag fury
Are Zimbabweans learning to voice their anger?