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Greek voters 'made brave choice'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:34:36 GMT

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says that the Greeks have made a "brave choice" in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout.

Dementia support gaps 'fail patients'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:01:35 GMT

Patchy support for people with dementia is failing patients and their carers, doctors warn.

USA 5-2 Japan
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:31:24 GMT

USA beat former champions Japan in Vancouver to become the first nation to win three Women's World Cups.

Alice inquest 'should be widened'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:03:10 GMT

The inquest into the death of schoolgirl Alice Gross should address why police knew nothing about her killer's murderous past, her family say.

London Olympics legacy 'a failure'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:36:29 GMT

The opportunity for the London Olympics to inspire a generation of children to participate in sport has been squandered, Tessa Jowell says.

Banks 'not liable' for vishing fraud
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:06 GMT

People who are the victims of so-called 'vishing' scams cannot always rely on their bank to compensate them, a study suggests.

Budget pledge on speedier adoptions
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:48:45 GMT

The government is to pledge £30m to try to speed up the process of finding adoptive parents for children in care in England.

Pope starts Latin America visit
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:00:09 GMT

Pope Francis arrives in Ecuador as part of his second trip to South America since becoming pontiff in 2013.

UK events to mark Srebrenica dead
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:32:57 GMT

Events across the UK are being staged to commemorate the thousands of Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica killed by Bosnian Serb forces 20 years ago this week.

MPs discuss abortion law devolution
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:18:55 GMT

MPs are to debate whether abortion law should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament as they continue to examine the Scotland Bill.

Abbott orders talk show boycott
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:57:18 GMT

Australian PM Tony Abbott tells his ministers not to appear on the popular ABC talk show Q&A, after it features a former terror suspect.

Lionel Richie storms album chart
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:12:08 GMT

Lionel Richie soars to the top of the album chart following his triumphant show at Glastonbury.

Greek bailout referendum dominates
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:44:58 GMT

Greece's rejection of an international bailout plan dominates the front pages, but there is also room for plenty of pictures of Princess Charlotte's christening.

Combative new star of the French right
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:23:05 GMT

Hugh Schofield interviews Florian Philippot, the man credited with a major role in the rise of the Front National in France.

Greece on verge of euro exit
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:39:35 GMT

Greece may have to quit the euro to rescue its banks.

What will happen if BBC funds free licences?
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:51:10 GMT

The implications of reports the chancellor is planning to announce the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s are examined by correspondent Nick Higham.

Small tube - big problem
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:36:01 GMT

Catheter use 'needs a rethink'

VIDEO: Brilliant USA win Women's World Cup
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:23:04 GMT

A Carli Lloyd-inspired USA win their third Women's World Cup after a dominant display to beat Japan 5-2 in the 2015 final in Vancouver.

O'Driscoll to be Liverpool assistant
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:31:56 GMT

Liverpool will name England Under-19s boss Sean O'Driscoll as their new assistant manager on Monday.

Hamilton was fighting back tears
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:11:33 GMT

Lewis Hamilton says he was "tearing up" on his way to winning the British Grand Prix in front of a capacity Silverstone crowd.

Streb putts five birdies with wedge
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:41:46 GMT

Robert Streb putts five birdies with a sand wedge at the Greenbrier Classic, as Danny Lee claims victory in West Virginia.

Asher-Smith wins British 100m title
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:14:01 GMT

Dina Asher-Smith runs a superb 100m to win the British title as a host of athletes qualify for the World Championships.

Greek voters reject bailout offer
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:09:48 GMT

Greek voters overwhelmingly reject the terms of a bailout offered by international creditors.

China shares jump despite Greek vote
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:12:15 GMT

Mainland Chinese shares surge nearly 8% on Monday despite the rest of Asian markets trading lower on Greece's rejection of austerity demands.

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.

Unite backs Corbyn for Labour leader
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:58:28 GMT

Britain's biggest trade union Unite is backing veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

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.

BBC journalist finds stem-cell donor
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:17:08 GMT

BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has an aggressive form of leukaemia, says she has found a stem-cell donor following a public appeal.

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:51:46 GMT

Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Student migration rules 'ludicrous'
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:50:13 GMT

The head of Cambridge University says it is "ludicrous" to include overseas students in UK migration targets.

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.

Minecraft fans to gather in London
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:16:11 GMT

Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend

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.

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.

Was HG Wells the first to think of the atom bomb?
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:40:14 GMT

The atom bomb was one of the defining inventions of the 20th Century. How did a sci-fi writer predict its invention?

How is a life worth £12,980?
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:30:17 GMT

A newspaper firm has protested about damages in phone hacking cases. But how is compensation worked out?

Rise in immigrant arrests at Dover
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:52:13 GMT

There has been a large increase in the number of illegal immigrants detained or arrested by Port of Dover police, figures show.

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.

Women 'hit hardest by benefits cuts'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:14:05 GMT

Welfare reforms brought in by the UK government having a "devastating impact" on women, says report by MSPs.

RNIB warning over 'street obstacles'
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:32:58 GMT

A charity calls for pavements to be kept clear of obstacles to prevent blind and partially sighted people injuring themselves.

Nama NI sale process questioned
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:02:28 GMT

Questions have been raised about the integrity of the sales process that resulted in the biggest ever property deal in Northern Ireland's history.

Department funds school redundancies
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:57:54 GMT

Voluntary redundancy deals for 131 school staff whose applications were on hold are approved by the Department of Education.

Two dead after lightning strikes
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:48:37 GMT

Two people are dead, and two others are in hospital, following separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons in Powys.

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.

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.

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.

'Pearl Harbor' trends after US win
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:47:12 GMT

Victory for the US over Japan in the Women's World Cup turns into a Twitter row as social media users call it "revenge" for Pearl Harbor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cheerleading mourns death of 'founder'
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:26:04 GMT

Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.

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

VIDEO: Westminster Hall
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:49:51 GMT

MPs debate topics including development goals and Iran's nuclear programme.

VIDEO: Greek voters' 'no' to bailout offer
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:28:49 GMT

With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout.

VIDEO: Battle scars: Gaza war's legacy
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:53:43 GMT

One year on, Lyse Doucet speaks to a 12-year-old boy who survived a defining moment of the 2014 war between Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.

VIDEO: Incredible halfway line goal for USA's Lloyd
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:33:37 GMT

USA's Carli Lloyd completes her hat-trick with an incredible strike from the halfway line against Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final in Vancouver.

VIDEO: 'I believed I was going to die'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:33:02 GMT

After surviving the 7/7 attacks, Jacqui Putnam joined the Red Cross and says she feels she has to "make sure something good comes out of this".

VIDEO: Spying fears for Iran nuclear talks
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:10:38 GMT

BBC Arabic's Reda El Mawy reports on fears that sensitive talks on Iran's nuclear programme could be being spied on.

VIDEO: Christening held for Princess Charlotte
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:08:53 GMT

Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been christened at a service in Norfolk.

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: Windy start to Pope's Ecuador trip
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:10:57 GMT

Pope Francis has a breezy start to his Latin America trip, being buffeted by a strong breeze on landing in Ecuador.

The time when the government tried to feed everybody
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:29:55 GMT

The time when the government tried to feed everybody

Putting on the Shaun the Sheep show
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:44:36 GMT

Crowds flock to see Bristol Shauns

The 7/7 victims who just walked away
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:31:41 GMT

What happened to the 7/7 victims who just walked away?

From Bowie's barmaid to $230m boss
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:49:16 GMT

The $230m boss who served drinks on David Bowie's yacht

A pastor for America's outsiders
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:34:44 GMT

The Lutheran pastor wooing America's outsiders

Inside Uganda's model village
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:52:11 GMT

What difference does a new approach to aid make?

The English 'father of baseball'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:59:18 GMT

The Englishman behind the rise of America's national sport

Will the Budget encore have new material?
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:05:01 GMT

How much new material will be in the extra Budget?