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Brexit: Merkel says 'no need to be nasty' in leaving talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU has "no need to be particularly nasty in any way" in the negotiations with Britain about its exit from the bloc.

Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel

Al-Shabab gunmen have taken hostages in a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu in an attack that has left at least seven dead, health workers say.

Wales beat N Ireland 1-0 to go through

Gareth McAuley's own goal puts Wales into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals with a narrow win over Northern Ireland.

West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead

Hundreds of people stranded by floods have been rescued in West Virginia, as the death toll has reached 23, officials say.

Poland beat Swiss on penalties

Poland will meet Croatia or Portugal in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Switzerland on penalties.

EU referendum petition signed by more than 2m

A petition calling for a second referendum on the UK's membership of the EU tops two million signatures, after the vote to leave.

EU referendum: UK's EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign

The UK's EU Commissioner Lord Hill announces he is to stand down, saying "what is done cannot be undone" after the UK votes to leave the European Union.

US military 'to lift transgender ban'

The Pentagon will lift its ban on openly transgender service personnel next month, US officials say.

Iceland historian Johannesson tipped to be voted president

A historian with no experience of public office is expected to be voted Iceland's new president, amid low turnout as many are in France for Euro 2016.

SA beat Ireland to take series

Ireland fail in their bid for a first series win in South Africa as the hosts survive a late assault to win the final Test 19-13.

Syria conflict: Russian air strikes target Aleppo rebels

Russian and Syrian planes pound Syria's second-city of Aleppo in a night of strikes on the besieged rebel-held areas.

England win Sydney epic

England completed a series whitewash with victory in a pulsating third and final Test in Sydney.

China launches new generation rocket

China has launched its new generation Long March-7 carrier rocker into space, transporting cargo for the country's planned space station.

Brexit roundup - 24 hours in 2 minutes

From the closing of the polls to the warning of a possible second Scottish referendum.

US weather: Floods and fire in east and west

Flooding in West Virginia and wildfires in California have killed dozens and forced thousands of people from their homes.

Voices from London Pride parade

Tens of thousands of people have joined the Pride parade through central London.

Would Johnson make a good British PM?

Sonia Purnell and Andrew Gimson debate the leadership qualities of Boris Johnson

Priyanka Chopra: 'I hate that we are called Bollywood'

Actress Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC Asian Network she does not like the Bollywood label

In one word: Brussels reacts to Brexit

We asked people in Brussels to sum up in just one word their thoughts about the UK's decision to leave the EU. .

Obama: 'Special relationship with UK will endure'

President Obama has said the special relationship between the US and the UK will continue after the UK's exit from the EU.

Rare Spix's Macaw seen in Brazil for first time in 15 years

A rare blue parrot which was believed to be extinct in the wild has been spotted in Brazil for the first time in 15 years.

Los Angeles glass slide opens 1,000ft up skyscraper

A glass slide fixed 1,000ft (305m) along the outside of a skyscraper in Los Angeles opens to the public.

Adam Easton: Is Brexit bad news for Poland?

Poles in the UK feel uncertain, and the country's government fears the loss of an ally at the Brussels negotiating table, writes Adam Easton in Warsaw.

'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?

How Tunisia is fighting terror threat

Tunisian security forces are patrolling tourist spots and a state of emergency is still in place, one year after a gunman opened fire on a beach, killing 38 tourists - 30 of them British.

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.

Earthquake drill

The Philippine capital Manila had held its second annual ShakeDrill, in an attempt to prepare residents for a potential future earthquake.

Everyday Eritrea

Images of Eritrea by the BBC's Mary Harper.

Kemar Bailey-Cole: Jamaican Olympic hopeful claims he has Zika virus

Jamaica's reigning Commonwealth 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole claims he has been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

British Championships: James Dasaolu secures 100m Olympic berth

James Dasaolu wins a thrilling battle of Britain's sprint kings to secure his place at his second Olympic Games.

People v power

Thousands are taking to the streets of Wukan after the village's democratically elected leader was taken away by police and shown to be confessing to allegations of bribery.

Junk house of Bondi

In a suburb known for its version of Australian glitz and hipness, the Bondi hoarders' fame stands apart for all the wrong reasons.

'Not a joke'

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC how she hopes to change perceptions of Indian actors.

Week in pictures: 18-24 June 2016

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

Struggling to cope

Cuts to social spending in Greece are seeing children in care stranded in hospital and charities trying to fill the void left by the state, reports Morgan Meaker.

10 things

Listening to Mozart lowers your blood pressure, plus more news nuggets.

Samosa success

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt examines the evolution of one of India's favourite street foods, the samosa.

Ready to view

How are fashion retailers responding to the world of smartphones and social media?

Sturgeon pledges to 'protect' Scottish EU interests

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will seek "immediate discussions" with Brussels to "protect Scotland's place in the EU" after UK's vote to leave.

Viewpoint: Brexit throws uncertain EU off balance

Brexit is a political earthquake for the EU and hard bargaining lies ahead, Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform writes.

Europe's press gripped by Brexit drama

European commentators warn the EU that it must heed the lessons of the British Brexit vote.

Joy and despair at Brexit - in five words

Twitter users are summarising their reactions to the EU referendum results in five words

City firms may lose 'prized' EU access, say eurozone leaders

The UK's major finance firms risk losing unrestricted access to the EU, say eurozone leaders, as the City of London loses a powerful voice in Brussels.

EU referendum: Is Britain ready for Brexit?

The EU has said it wants the UK to begin negotiating its exit from the European Union shortly. BBC correspondent Ross Hawkins examines whether the UK is ready for Brexit.

Brexit's uncharted territory: Can the EU save itself?

No-one can predict the consequences of Britain's referendum result for the European Union, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.

Brexit: What happens now?

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