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Greeks vote 'No' - early results
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:22:42 GMT - Results from Greek bailout referendum based on 10% of votes counted suggest "No" victory.
Air strikes on Syria IS stronghold
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:10:25 GMT - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group carries out an air assault on its Raqqa stronghold in Syria.
Blatter blames politics for Qatar vote
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:27:34 GMT - 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
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:05:59 GMT - 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.
Pope starts Latin American visit
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:55:01 GMT - Pope Francis is travelling to Ecuador as part of his second trip to South America since becoming pontiff in 2013.
Iran deal 'possible this week'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:45:07 GMT - A deal with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme is possible this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry says at talks in Vienna.
Princess Charlotte is christened
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:22:06 GMT - Princess Charlotte is christened at a church in Sandringham after the Cambridges make their first public outing as a family of four.
Hamilton wins thrilling British GP
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:59:12 GMT - Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Clinton accuses China of hacking US
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:04:43 GMT - US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
Mass vaccination call for rabies
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:01:05 GMT - Renewed efforts are needed to vaccinate dogs against rabies, health experts warn.
Kindness for boy 'afraid' of being gay
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:33:00 GMT - Ellen DeGeneres and Hilary Clinton are among those comforting a homosexual boy who is "afraid" of his future.
Micronesia hammered 38-0 by Fiji
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:43 GMT - Micronesia suffer the biggest defeat in international football history after losing 38-0, but may escape the record books.
VIDEO: What is the Greek referendum about?
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:26:23 GMT - Mark Lowen explains the background and implications of Sunday's vote on the Greek debt crisis, from a beach near Athens.
VIDEO: Royal family arrives for christening
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:05:04 GMT - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham for the christening of their daughter, Princess Charlotte.
VIDEO: Building a stage fit for a Pope
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:05:08 GMT - Pope Francis is due to arrive in Ecuador at the start of a seven-day tour of South America.
VIDEO: Syria family urged to come home
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:32:29 GMT - A relative of a family from Luton who are believed to have joined militants known as Islamic State in Syria urges them to return home.
VIDEO: Forth Bridge is World Heritage Site
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:30:08 GMT - One of Scotland's most famous landmarks, the Forth Bridge, has been given World Heritage Site status by Unesco.
VIDEO: USA fans 'invade' Vancouver for final
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:12:39 GMT - 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: 'Our army has paid a heavy price'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:17:11 GMT - The president of Tunisia announces a state of emergency following last week's deadly attack at the Sousse tourist resort.
VIDEO: Social start-up gives a helping hand
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:07:09 GMT - How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand
Greek banks 'days away from running out of cash'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:12:29 GMT - Cash within the Greek banking system will run out in just a few short days, a senior banking source has told me, amid fears that the financial crisis will force Greek companies to start laying off workers on Monday.
Pope Francis returns to South America
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:11:50 GMT - Latin America awaits Pope Francis' first trip back
Iran's nuclear deal: The toughest of all challenges
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:48:28 GMT - 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.
Puerto Rico: The Caribbean's Greece?
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:05:43 GMT - 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.
What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland?
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:18 GMT - Iceland and Cyprus have both experienced banking crises which rocked their economies. Can Greece learn anything from their experiences, asks economics expert Anne Sibert.
Bridge wins world heritage status
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:28:29 GMT - The Forth Bridge becomes the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status.
US Army sun cream and bacon unearthed
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:42:41 GMT - US Army sun cream and tins of bacon are among the finds on Salisbury Plain revealed by archaeologists to mark US Independence Day.
Polls close in Greek bailout vote
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:49:05 GMT - Polls close in a Greek referendum on the terms of an international bailout, a vote that may decide the country's future in Europe.
Dealers to prop up China shares
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:15:08 GMT - 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.
Reddit in uproar after staff sacking
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:59:18 GMT - Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.
Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:55:43 GMT - Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.
BBC 'to fund licences for over-75s'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:19:14 GMT - 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.
US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:38:22 GMT - 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.
Solar Impulse completes epic flight
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:06:39 GMT - 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.
Cats 'control mice' with chemicals
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:08:13 GMT - Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.
Call for improved urinary catheters
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:43:38 GMT - A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters
Sniffing could provide autism test
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:17:44 GMT - The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.
USA v Japan
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:51:44 GMT - Defending champions Japan will be hoping to retain their Women's World Cup title as they meet USA in the final.
Froome gains time on Tour rivals
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:33:08 GMT - Chris Froome gains significant time on his Tour de France rivals as Mark Cavendish comes fourth behind stage winner Andre Greipel.
The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:20:25 GMT - The special water flown in for the royal christening
Putting the Greek back into Stoicism
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:11:54 GMT - How to avoid making a drachma out of a crisis
WW2 tank seized from man's cellar
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:07:36 GMT - German army removes haul of military hardware from 78-year-old's home.
Russian region hands out free sheep
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:46:54 GMT - Local authority in western Siberia gives away 1,000 sheep to low-income families.
Tunisia declares state of emergency
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:58:52 GMT - 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
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:13:13 GMT - 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
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:58:57 GMT - 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.
Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:58:40 GMT - The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.
Champagne given world heritage title
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:24:25 GMT - The industry behind champagne production has been handed world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural arm.
Eurotunnel increases migrant security
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:59:41 GMT - Eurotunnel says it is preparing for a "difficult night" and increases security after 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal.
US 'routinely spied' on Brazil
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:16:37 GMT - Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.
Argentina 0-0 Chile (1-4 on pens)
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:54:33 GMT - Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties in Santiago to win the 2015 Copa America, their first major trophy.
Missing UK family 'safe with IS'
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:08:00 GMT - 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'
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:21:15 GMT - Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.
Reddit apologises after staff sacking
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:52:08 GMT - 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
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:38:01 GMT - 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.
Osborne identifies £12bn welfare cuts
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:51:07 GMT - 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
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:56:48 GMT - Two people are dead, and two others are in hospital, following separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons in Powys.
Alton Towers amputee posts picture
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:56:39 GMT - A girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers posts a photograph of her with family and friends as her recovery continues.
Man dies trying to save swimmers
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:33:49 GMT - A man dies after attempting to rescue two teenage girls who got into difficulty in the sea in Gwynedd.
In Pictures: A modern biplane factory
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:59:32 GMT - Inside a modern biplane factory recreating aircraft of the 1930s
Week in pictures: 27 June - 3 July 2015
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:49:14 GMT - A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
In pictures: American Puzzles by Burk Uzzle
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:06:34 GMT - Images by photographer Burk Uzzle on show in New York
In pictures: Val Doonican
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:01:55 GMT - A look back at the life of the Irish singer
In pictures: Ghana fire recovery
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:15:41 GMT - After fire and floods which swept through Accra
'Best lightning storm ever' witnessed
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:53:40 GMT - Readers' photos of storms in northern England
In pictures: Heathrow airport
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:23:59 GMT - From small aerodrome to an international hub
United Kingdom: From Mummers to Conker Champions
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:06:08 GMT - The faces and costumes of annual UK traditions
The Greek tragedy giving hope to Syria's women
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:48:44 GMT - The Greek tragedy inspiring women who have lost everything
How family reunions change as you get older
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:55:21 GMT - Why family reunions take on a new meaning as you get older
Life in a town called Mongo
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:07:25 GMT - What's it like to live in one of the world's poorest towns?
The girl who escaped from Boko Haram
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:54:32 GMT - The girl who escaped from Boko Haram
In pictures: Unesco World Heritage sites 2015
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:43:53 GMT - Forth Bridge and other sites added to Unesco's protected list
Weekend Edition: The week's best reads
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:57:46 GMT - The best reads of the past week you may have missed
7/7 attacks: The world on a train, 10 years on
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:46:36 GMT - The varied and intertwined lives of the 7/7 victims

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