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Obama unveils clean energy plan
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:34:31 GMT - US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
Trader jailed over Libor rate-rigging
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:43:40 GMT - Former City trader Tom Hayes is found guilty at a London court of rigging global Libor interest rates, and sentenced to 14 years in jail, in the first trial of its kind.
Cranes collapse on Dutch buildings
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:23:48 GMT - Two cranes restoring a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings, with rescuers searching for victims.
Air strikes defend US-trained Syrians
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:26:52 GMT - US air power has been used for the first time to defend US-trained rebel fighters in Syria, the Pentagon confirms.
Morocco migrant dies in suitcase
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:50:16 GMT - A Moroccan man suffocates to death in a suitcase as his brother tries to smuggle him into Spain in the boot of his car, Spain says.
Aurora gunman nears death sentence
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:59:52 GMT - Convicted mass killer James Holmes has moved one step closer to the death penalty as jurors rejected leniency in deaths of 12 people at Colorado cinema.
'Harsh methods' for Israel militants
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:40:10 GMT - Israel says it could use harsh interrogation techniques against Jewish militants, after the death of a young Palestinian child in an arson attack.
Police in Rio 'killed hundreds'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:55:09 GMT - Amnesty International says that military police in the Brazilian city of Rio have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years.
UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:53:54 GMT - The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.
Greek shares plunge as market reopens
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:42:38 GMT - The main Athens stock index, the Athex, falls 16% on Monday, its first day of trading after a five-week closure.
Syrian plane crashes in bomb raids
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:49:34 GMT - A Syrian warplane crashes in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha amid bombing raids, killing at least 27 people, activists say.
India in peace deal with Naga rebels
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:24:54 GMT - India's government signs a peace deal with a leading Naga separatist group, bringing to an end one of the country's oldest insurgencies.
VIDEO: Dutch cranes collapse on buildings
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:09:03 GMT - Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings.
VIDEO: Island volcano's spectacular lava show
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:15:21 GMT - Milton Nkosi takes a helicopter ride to witness the latest volcanic eruption by the Piton de la Fournaise, or 'Peak of the Furnace' on Reunion Island.
VIDEO: CIA 'torture': Inside the 'blackout box'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:10:13 GMT - BBC reporter Hilary Andersson finds out what it is like to be inside a "blackout box" used in so-called "enhanced interrogation".
VIDEO: Roof ripped off London tour bus
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:14:35 GMT - Four people were taken to hospital after the roof was ripped off a double-decker bus in central London.
VIDEO: 'England to blame for Calais crisis'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:11:50 GMT - The Deputy Mayor of Calais says migrants choose the UK because it is easy to get black market jobs
VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:31:16 GMT - A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.
VIDEO: Taliban 'allegiance' to new leader
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:43:04 GMT - The Afghan Taliban has released a video showing hundreds of people apparently declaring their allegiance to their new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
VIDEO: Flood waters devastate Myanmar
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:16:50 GMT - A state of emergency is declared in four regions of Myanmar after one metre of rain falls in just a few days.
Gulf Arabs face twin terror threats
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:13:10 GMT - The six Gulf Arab states have deep concerns over security, writes Frank Gardner, with threats from both Shia and Sunni extremists.
Biden 'actively considering' challenging Clinton
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:09:11 GMT - Vice-President Joe Biden is reportedly "actively considering" challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Will the third time be the charm for the Delaware politician?
Breaking down the clean power plan
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:43:57 GMT - President Barack Obama announces sweeping climate change legislation that he hopes will cement his legacy as a world leader who fought global warming.
Who is Tom Hayes?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:04:22 GMT - 35-year-old Tom Hayes is the first person to be convicted of rigging Libor. What do we know about him?
Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:24:43 GMT - The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
Ronaldo 'gives agent Greek island'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:53:26 GMT - Multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.
HSBC's profit up 10% in first half
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:52:45 GMT - Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.
German carmakers buy Nokia's mapping
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:44:05 GMT - German vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for 2.8bn euros (£2bn).
How good is a cheap smartphone?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:42:19 GMT - From the £24,000 Vertu Red Gold Black DLC to the £50 Rook, the 2015 smartphone market seemingly has a device to suit every wallet.
Probe into spy leaks site paused
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:17:22 GMT - Germany's attorney general has confirmed that a treason probe into a political website has been momentarily paused.
Cilla Black 'knew she was dying'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:01:58 GMT - Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.
One Direction heading to number one
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:01:27 GMT - One Direction are storming to the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart after the surprise release of their new single Drag Me Down.
Ancient life form's complex sex life
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:01:25 GMT - One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.
Empire State hosts wildlife display
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:21:17 GMT - Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.
Pancreatic cancer urine test hope
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:08:12 GMT - A simple urine test which could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present is developed by scientists.
US hospitals warned on drug pump use
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:39:48 GMT - The US Food and Drug Administration is 'strongly encouraging' hospitals not to use a drug pump system made by a leading medical supplier.
Zero tolerance to doping, says IOC
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:40:06 GMT - The International Olympic Committee will act with "zero tolerance" if claims of doping in athletics are proven.
Bale and Benzema staying - Benitez
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:43:32 GMT - Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez does not expect forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to leave the club.
Terror on the beach
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT - Thirty-eight people were killed by a gunman at the Tunisian resort of Sousse. Here survivors tell their story.
A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:35 GMT - Iran hasn't presented an inviting face to the outside world over the last few decades, but the UK Foreign Office now says it's fine to visit - so what's it like?
Boko Haram leader absent from video
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:33:05 GMT - Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.
Yemen flag adorns Cairo by mistake
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:45:45 GMT - Many of the flags lack Egypt's coat of arms in the centre.
'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:45:56 GMT - The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.
MH370 investigators meet in Paris
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:08:29 GMT - Malaysian officials meet French investigators in Paris ahead of tests on a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370.
Kos volunteers close migrant project
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:28:26 GMT - A volunteer group on the Greek island of Kos that was feeding nearly 1,000 migrants a day says it is forced to close after running out of time and money.
'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:22:20 GMT - There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.
Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:35:39 GMT - Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.
US-Mexico border drug tunnel found
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:26:11 GMT - Mexican security forces show media a sophisticated drugs tunnel they uncovered near the city of Tijuana on the border with the US.
Gulf allies 'back US over Iran deal'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:59:31 GMT - US allies in the Gulf back the nuclear deal with Iran, as the US promises them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers.
Hadi loyalists storm Yemen air base
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:50:16 GMT - Pro-government forces in Yemen launch a major offensive to oust Houthi rebels from a strategic air base north of the port of Aden, military sources say.
Planned Parenthood funding targeted
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:45:37 GMT - Republican Senators are moving ahead with plans to defund Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion activists claimed the group sold the organs of aborted foetuses.
California wildfire doubles in size
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:13:07 GMT - California firefighters stretched to the limit as they attempt to bring 21 major fires under control across the drought-ridden state.
Which was the best travel photograph of the year?
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:30:16 GMT - Stunning photography from some of the planet's remotest locations.
Which was the best travel photograph of the year?
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:30:16 GMT - Stunning photography from some of the planet's remotest locations.
VIDEO: The tram that survived Hiroshima
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:06:24 GMT - The tram that survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb
How a group of grannies got their first holiday
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:15:40 GMT - How a group of grannies funded their first trip to the sea
Joshua Wong: 'We had no clear goals' in Hong Kong protests
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:08:44 GMT - What became of Hong Kong's youngest protest leader
'Migrant' hoax: The selfies that fooled the internet
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:22:10 GMT - The selfies that fooled the internet
Ending the cycle of gang violence in El Salvador
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:41:46 GMT - Tackling gang violence in El Salvador with faith and factories
China stocks trader counts his losses
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:59:47 GMT - How the roller coaster Chinese stock market hit one investor
Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:42:57 GMT - India's roadside tea seller who hawks his novels on Amazon
The Twitter bot that 'corrects' people who say 'illegal immigrant'
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:46:12 GMT - The robot that asks people not to say 'illegal immigrant'

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