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Greek voters reject bailout offer
With almost all the votes from a crucial referendum counted, Greeks overwhelmingly reject bailout terms offered by international creditors.
Iran deal 'possible this week'
A deal with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme is possible this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry says at talks in Vienna.
Blatter blames politics for Qatar vote
French and German presidents applied pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Boko Haram attack caps bloody week
Boko Haram militants are blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian church at the end of a week in which more than 200 people were killed.
Clinton accuses China of hacking US
US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
Pope starts Latin American visit
Pope Francis is travelling to Ecuador as part of his second trip to South America since becoming pontiff in 2013.
Fidel Castro makes rare appearance
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro makes a rare public appearance at a meeting with cheese experts near Havana.
US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92
US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.
Air strikes on Syria IS stronghold
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group carries out an air assault on its Raqqa stronghold in Syria.
Champagne given world heritage title
The industry behind champagne production has been handed world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural arm.
US 'routinely spied' on Brazil
Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.
Micronesia hammered 38-0 by Fiji
Micronesia suffer the biggest defeat in international football history after losing 38-0, but may escape the record books.
Reddit apologises after staff sacking
Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.
Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag
US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.
Argentina 0-0 Chile (1-4 on pens)
Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties in Santiago to win the 2015 Copa America, their first major trophy.
Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".
Tunisia declares state of emergency
Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.
Kenyan 'killer brew' crackdown
Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.
Charges over sunk Philippines ferry
Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.
Dealers to prop up China shares
Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.
Eurotunnel increases migrant security
Eurotunnel says it is preparing for a "difficult night" and increases security after 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal.
Croatia football officials arrested
Two senior officials with Croatia's leading football club are arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion, police say.
Missing UK family 'safe with IS'
A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.
Iran nuclear deal 'never closer'
Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.
Osborne identifies 12bn welfare cuts
Chancellor George Osborne has identified how 12bn in promised welfare savings will be made, ahead of Wednesday's Budget, he tells the BBC.
Two dead after lightning strikes
Two people are dead, and two others are in hospital, following separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons in Powys.
Osborne urged to reform tax system
Chancellor George Osborne needs to carry out an "ambitious" tax reform agenda in his Budget on Wednesday, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.
Shell to start Arctic oil drilling
Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.
Eurozone economic growth speeds up
Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey indicates.
Hamilton wins thrilling British GP
Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
USA v Japan
Defending champions Japan will be hoping to retain their Women's World Cup title as they meet the USA in the final.
Froome gains time on Tour rivals
Chris Froome gains significant time on his Tour de France rivals as Mark Cavendish comes fourth behind stage winner Andre Greipel.
BBC 'to fund licences for over-75s'
The chancellor is planning to announce in Wednesday's Budget that the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, BBC News understands.
Lionel Richie storms album chart
Lionel Richie soars to the top of the album chart following his triumphant show at Glastonbury.
Fans gatecrash Wireless festival
Organisers say no-one was hurt after dozens of people hammer on metal gate, before crashing Wireless in London.
VIDEO: 'Referendum was a success'
Greek interior minister Nikos Voutsis says the Greek bailout referendum was successful and of "historical importance for everyone".
VIDEO: 'Our army has paid a heavy price'
The president of Tunisia announces a state of emergency following last week's deadly attack at the Sousse tourist resort.
VIDEO: USA fans 'invade' Vancouver for final
Thousands of USA football fans have made the trip to Vancouver, Canada, to see if their team can win the Women's World Cup for the first time since 1999.
VIDEO: Building a stage fit for a Pope
Pope Francis is due to arrive in Ecuador at the start of a seven-day tour of South America.
VIDEO: 'Iran talks could go either way'
The US Secretary of State John Kerry says an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could be reached this week but that the talks could still "go either way".
VIDEO: Social start-up gives a helping hand
How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand
VIDEO: Hot dog eating championship upset
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has lost his hot dog eating crown to Matt Stonie at the Fourth of July contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.
VIDEO: Pope's visit: Two contrasting views
As Pope Francis tours Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, BBC News speaks to two women with contrasting views on his visit
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The Greek tragedy giving hope to Syria's women
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VIDEO: Do men or women rule US football?
Do men or women rule US football?
The girl who escaped from Boko Haram
The girl who escaped from Boko Haram
Pope Francis returns to South America
Latin America awaits Pope Francis' first trip back
Zeal for Kashmir insurgency wanes
The former Kashmir diehards who no longer want to fight