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Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote
Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.
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.
Migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel
Channel Tunnel services have been disrupted after about 150 migrants tried to storm the tunnel terminal on the French side, Eurotunnel says.
IS claims rocket attack on Israel
Sinai Province, a group affiliated with Islamic State, says it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
Last UK bodies returning from Tunisia
The final five bodies of British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack will be repatriated to the UK later.
Ukraine far-right in war march
A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.
Mosque blast 'kills Syria militants'
At least 25 members of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, die in a blast at a mosque in Idlib province, activists say.
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.
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".
Controversy hits Astana before Tour
Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's team Astana is involved in a drug-related controversy on the eve of the Tour de France.
Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned
The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.
Cheerleading mourns death of 'founder'
Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.
VIDEO: Kiev marchers 'demand revolution'
About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev.
VIDEO: Brazil's 'simple' Olympic torch
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
VIDEO: Trillions lost on China stock market
China's Shanghai Composite index has slumped about 30% since mid-June, wiping out most of this year's gains
VIDEO: Baby rescued after drifting out to sea
A baby in Turkey is rescued after floating out to sea, nearly a kilometre from shore.
VIDEO: King of Tonga formally crowned
Tupou VI has been formally crowned king of Tonga in the capital, Nuku'alofa.
VIDEO: Iron Maiden's Dickinson on cancer recovery
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson tells the BBC he is on the mend after his treatment for tumours on his tongue.
VIDEO: '7/7 still difficult to talk about'
Tim Coulson was travelling eastbound on the Circle Line train when a suicide bomber blew up the passing westbound train in the 7/7 attacks.
VIDEO: 'Help Greece - come to Faliraki'
Anna Holligan visits the Greek island of Rhodes which relies heavily on tourism and gauges the mood there about Greece's financial future.
Iran's nuclear deal: The toughest of all challenges
James Robbins considers the global and historical significance of Iran reaching a nuclear deal as foreign ministers of the six world powers meet in Vienna.
VIDEO: Why isn’t there more booing in theatres?
Will Gompertz wonders why theatre audiences don't express their dissatisfaction more audibly.
World economy: The hidden rocks
What are the issues that pose the greatest danger to the global economy this year? asks Andrew Walker.
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.
7/7 attacks: What happened that day?
What happened on 7 July 2005?
What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland?
Iceland and Cyprus have both experienced banking crises which rocked their economies. Can Greece learn anything from their experiences, asks economics expert Anne Sibert.
Cats 'control mice' with chemicals
Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.
War hero on South Korean stamp
A British war hero, who fought in the Korean War, is commemorated on a South Korean stamp.
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.
Reddit in uproar after staff sacking
Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.
Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app
Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.
Sam Smith denies Bond involvement
Sam Smith denies rumours he is singing the theme tune to the next James Bond film, saying "it's definitely not me".
'Diddy' Combs avoids assault charges
Rapper Sean 'P Diddy' Combs will not face assault charges following an incident in June at the University of California, officials say.
Solar Impulse plane lands in Hawaii
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
Call for improved urinary catheters
A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters
Sniffing could provide autism test
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.
Murray & Ward carry British hopes
Andy Murray will have friend and fellow Briton James Ward for company in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
I can compete with the best - Watson
Heather Watson says she is ready to test the world's best after getting within two points of beating Serena Williams.
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
WW2 tank seized from man's cellar
German army removes haul of military hardware from 78-year-old's home.
Russian region hands out free sheep
Local authority in western Siberia gives away 1,000 sheep to low-income families.
Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM
The slow response of Tunisia's police to last week's deadly attack in Sousse was a major problem, the country's prime minister tells the BBC.
Boko Haram raids 'heinous' - Buhari
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
Ronaldo's 'adopted son' joins Sporting Lisbon
Martunis survived the 2004 tsunami and was befriended by Cristiano Ronaldo.
China to probe market manipulation
China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.
Iceland makes blasphemy legal
Iceland's parliament agrees to abolish its blasphemy laws, despite opposition from some of the country's churches.
Dutch police detain 200 after riot
Dutch police detain about 200 people in The Hague after rioting sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody.
Colombia has first legal euthanasia
A Colombian man with terminal cancer becomes the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia, in a move opposed by the Church.
France rejects Assange 'asylum plea'
France's President Francois Hollande rejects an apparent appeal by the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum.
Mass rebel assault on Syria's Aleppo
Syria's military carries out a series of air strikes after rebel forces launch a major assault to take control of the northern city of Aleppo.
Hamas members arrested in West Bank
The Palestinian Authority's security forces have arrested more than 100 members of the militant Hamas movement in the occupied West Bank.
BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill
BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Jim Webb joins 2016 presidential race
Vietnam veteran and former US Senator Jim Webb launches his bid for president, joining other Democrats taking on front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Tories to change inheritance tax rule
Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.
Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.
Councils want new litter fine powers
Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.
Base event cancelled over 'security'
The US Air Force cancels Independence Day celebrations at a base in Norfolk due to security concerns.
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
In pictures: Ghana fire recovery
After fire and floods which swept through Accra
'Best lightning storm ever' witnessed
Readers' photos of storms in northern England
In pictures: Heathrow airport
From small aerodrome to an international hub
United Kingdom: From Mummers to Conker Champions
The faces and costumes of annual UK traditions
Was HG Wells the first to think of the atom bomb?
Did a science fiction writer predict the atom bomb 30 years before?
The search for Madagascar's sapphires
The lengths people go to get hold of the blue gem
Life in a town called Mongo
What's it like to live in one of the world's poorest towns?
Island voices on Greek debt crisis
Greek business owners on the referendum
What does it take to restore a Spitfire?
What does it take to restore an iconic aircraft?
10 things we didn't know last week
Which eye colour is linked to alcoholism?
Quiz of the week's news
Where was unusually hot this week?