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Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

Turkey's elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week's failed coup.

Kabul blast: Afghanistan mourns protest bombing victims

Afghanistan observes a day of national mourning following the suicide bombing of a protest march in Kabul that killed 80 people.

California wildfires: Hundreds flee homes near Los Angeles

Fast-moving wildfires have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in mountains north of Los Angeles, California, authorities say.

Argentine ex-leader Cristina Fernandez 'not afraid of jail'

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is not afraid of going to prison as a result of the corruption charges she faces.

Munich gunman 'obsessed with mass shootings'

The teenager who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings, including the Norwegian massacre by Anders Behring Breivik of 2011, German police say.

Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane begins final flight

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse sets out from Egypt's capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its quest to circle the globe.

UK seeks tougher hate crime sentences

Prosecutors will be urged to seek tougher sentences for people committing hate crimes, following a rise in incidents in the wake of the Brexit vote in the EU referendum.

Pavel Sheremet: Murdered journalist buried in Belarus

Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of prominent investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed by a car bomb in Ukraine on Wednesday.

China floods: More than 150 killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated

Floods in north and central China leave at least 150 people dead and more than 100 missing, with hundreds of thousands forced to evacuate, officials say.

Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine battles Trump with optimism

Tim Kaine - Democrat Hillary Clinton's newly announced presidential running mate - makes his national debut, saying: "America was not built on fear".

Koffi Olomide case: Kenya deports singer over airport 'kick'

The Kenyan authorities deport one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, after he is filmed apparently kicking a woman at Nairobi's main airport.

Froome set to win third Tour

Chris Froome is poised to become the first Briton to win three Tours de France because his lead will not be challenged on Sunday's finish in Paris.

Munich shooting: 'I heard shots and people screaming'

An eyewitness to the Munich attack, who managed to communicate with the gunman, explains what he saw and heard.

Munich shooting: How mall attack unfolded

At least nine people have been killed after a gun attack at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany.

Angela Merkel: 'We are in deep and profound mourning'

Angela Merkel says Germany is "in deep and profound mourning" after nine people were killed by a gunman in Munich.

Tim Kaine: Hillary Clinton unveils running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton formally introduces her presidential running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.

Turkey's Deputy PM Nurettin Canikli warns of more arrests

Turkey's deputy prime minister says the plotters behind last week's failed coup had infiltrated all ministries and more arrests will follow.

MH370: 'My brother did not commit this heinous crime'

The sister of the pilot of missing flight MH370 denies that her brother would have deliberately crashed the plane.

Meet 'Graham': How we might look if we evolved for car crashes

Graham is a sculpture of how humans would need to evolve to survive low-impact car crashes.

Large heath butterfly unfurls its wings

After three years of careful captive breeding, scientists from Chester Zoo say they have established a wild colony of a rare butterfly at Heysham Moss in Lancashire.

Teenage boys in Rottingdean school skirt protest over hot weather

Four teenage boys who were disciplined for wearing PE shorts to school on the hottest day of the year so far, stage a protest by wearing skirts instead.

Graham - the unforgettable face of Australian road safety

A surreal lifelike sculpture of "Graham", perfectly designed to survive a car crash, is introduced as part of an Australian road safety campaign.

Larry Jagan: Myanmar's Lady cosies up to the General

Will the increasingly close relationship between Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's senior general pave the way to a more democratic Myanmar?

Laurence Peter: Could Cyprus inspire pro-EU Scotland?

Cyprus is a divided island where EU law does not apply in full - a useful example for pro-EU Scotland, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.

James Naughtie: Trump makes his pitch

Donald Trump's speech to the Republican Party Convention found a tone which may serve him through the campaign to come, writes James Naughtie

US election: Donald Trump's convention speech and 'the truth'

Did Donald Trump tell "the truth and nothing else" - as promised - in his acceptance speech at the US Republican convention?

Orlando and Nice attacks: Domestic violence links to radicalisation

In the aftermath of mass killings by lone attackers in Orlando and Nice, we take a look at the links between domestic violence, sexual identity and radicalisation.

Tightening the net around Aleppo

Surrounded by government forces, the Syrian city of Aleppo could be facing its last gasp after holding out for four years, writes Diana Darke.

Entertainment week in pictures: 16 - 22 July 2016

A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Steven Spielberg receiving a gold Blue Peter badge and Michelle Obama's Carpool Karaoke.

Top shots

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

EyeEm Awards

A selection of some of the shortlisted images in this year's EyeEm Awards.

Swinging London

Photographer Terence Donovan helped shape the look of a generation and redefined British photography in the Swinging Sixties.

Counting swans

A count of the Queen's swans has taken place on the River Thames. Each year the royal birds are checked to see how many there are.

England v Pakistan: Joe Root hits 254 as hosts dominate at Old Trafford

Joe Root hits a career-best 254 before England reduce Pakistan to 57-4, trailing by 532 after two days of the second Test at Old Trafford.

Hungarian GP: Nico Rosberg keeps pole after investigation as Red Bulls also cleared

Nico Rosberg will keep pole for the Hungarian GP after an investigation, while Red Bull's cars escape grid demotions under the 107% rule.

Canadian Open: Brandt Snedeker leads after third round in Ontario

American Brandt Snedeker leads the Canadian Open by one shot going into Sunday's final round after a six-under 66 in round three.

International Champions Cup: Leicester beat Celtic in shootout

Celtic impress against Leicester in the International Champions Cup - but the Foxes win 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Michelangelo's mountain

Diggers remove a million tonnes of stone a year from the place where Roman emperors, Michelangelo and Mussolini all went for their marble.

Football star's identity crisis

Why has the internet been arguing about the former Barcelona centre-half? Find out with BBC Trending's round-up.

Bourne again

The new Jason Bourne film might feature a plot involving a global social network, but don't expect to find its director Paul Greengrass tweeting about it any time soon.

1966 and all that

England's victory in the 1966 World Cup is now a part of the national legend but the tournament had a lasting impact on the country itself.

Touchy subject

Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?

A sister's pain

The sister of missing Malaysia Airlines captain Zaharie Shah tells the BBC about her brother's disappearance, and why the story of MH370 must live on.

Cult fiction

The ageing Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth packs a mean punch in his new film Kabali, an action-packed gangster drama, writes Sudha G Tilak.

Coming home?

What will Brexit mean for small towns in Poland that have seen their populations shrink as people left to live and work elsewhere in the EU?

Street of diversity

Rasheed Street, the oldest street in Baghdad, is celebrating its centenary

Left in no-man's land

Tens of thousands of refugees remained stranded in a closed military zone between Syria and Jordan, with conditions rapidly deteriorating, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.

Will not be televised

The failed coup, Wikileaks and a State of Emergency; we take a look at Turkey's turbulent week as played out digitally.

Week in pictures: 16-22 July 2016

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