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Creditors press Greece for debt plan
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:12:18 GMT

Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear fresh proposals from Greece after a referendum rejected the terms of an international bailout.

US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:09:53 GMT

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.

Bill to ban Confederate flag passes
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:10:40 GMT

South Carolina's Senate passes a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol following the killing of nine black people at a church in June.

Hungary MPs approve border fence
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:54:56 GMT

Hungarian MPs pass legislation to give the government the power to close the borders to all migrants and build a border fence.

Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:49:43 GMT

Jerry Weintraub - the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films - dies in California aged 77, US media say.

Pope draws huge crowds in Ecuador
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:27:49 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil to see Pope Francis celebrate mass.

Cosby 'obtained sedatives for sex'
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:18:47 GMT

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.

Iraqi jet accidentally bombs Baghdad
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:28:29 GMT

"Technical problem" causes bomb to fall from Iraqi jet over Baghdad, killing at least eight civilians.

Record migration overwhelms Lesbos
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:18:55 GMT

Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, overwhelming local authorities, local police say.

Fifa bans key World Cup official
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:42:55 GMT

A Fifa official who assessed the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is banned from football-related activity for seven years.

Zimbabwe elephants flown to China
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:28:39 GMT

At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe are transported to China to be settled in a game reserve, after a controversial sale.

Twin Nigeria blasts kill scores
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:26:04 GMT

Two bomb attacks - on a restaurant and a mosque - in the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead, the authorities say.

Man charged for balloon-chair flight
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:02:37 GMT

A Canadian man who tied about 100 helium balloons to a garden chair and flew over the city of Calgary is charged with causing mischief.

Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:17:07 GMT

The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into "safe mode" at the weekend, the mission team says.

Ten dead and dozens shot in Chicago
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:13:22 GMT

Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.

Canadian 'bombed divorce lawyer'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:37:46 GMT

A man in Winnipeg, Canada, is charged with attempted murder after sending bombs to law firms that represented him or his ex-wife in the past.

Mexico gunmen attack Navy helicopter
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:58:59 GMT

Mexican Marines kill six people suspected of opening fire on a Navy helicopter in north-eastern Tamaulipas state on Sunday.

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.

Moroccan women in court over dress
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:53:27 GMT

Two women go on trial in Morocco on charges of "gross indecency" for wearing skirts.

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.

Asia shares slide on Greek 'no' vote
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:18:37 GMT

Most Asian stock markets fall after Greek voters rejected austerity demands from creditors in Sunday's referendum.

Ageing rates vary widely, says study
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:50:23 GMT

A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age.

Markets resilient despite Greek vote
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:24:52 GMT

Global stock markets proved resilient on Tuesday, despite Greece's rejection of austerity demands - Japan's stock market opened 1.25% higher, and other markets closed stronger than expected on Monday.

Chinese tourists to Turkey warned
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:47:30 GMT

China gives safety advice to its nationals in Turkey after protests over the treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.

'Hard choices' needed for Iran deal
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:45:42 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard choices" are needed if a deal over Iran's nuclear programme is to be made by Tuesday's deadline.

IS 'recaptures north Syria town'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:00:12 GMT

Islamic State militants are reported to have regained control of a town near their northern Syrian stronghold of Raqqa from Kurdish-led forces.

7/7 anniversary marked with services
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:43:41 GMT

A St Paul's Cathedral service and a wreath laying ceremony will take place later to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed 52 people on London's transport network.

Major UK energy firms 'overcharged'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:35:47 GMT

The big six energy suppliers have "overcharged" millions of energy customers to the tune of £1.2bn a year, the Competition and Markets Authority is expected to say on Tuesday.

Samsung's earnings to miss forecasts
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:38:57 GMT

Second quarter earnings for the world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, will likely miss market expectations.

Asian shares bounce back from losses
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:22:19 GMT

Asian markets head higher, recovering losses made a day earlier on fears that Greece would exit the eurozone, after voting no to bailout conditions.

Weight Watchers 'faces takeover bid'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:17:17 GMT

Shares in Weight Watchers International surge on reports it is a takeover target by an unnamed activist hedge fund.

Murray sees off big-serving Karlovic
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:31:34 GMT

Britain's Andy Murray beats 6ft 11in Ivo Karlovic to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row.

Froome takes Tour lead amid crashes
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:08:59 GMT

Britain's Chris Froome takes the Tour de France yellow jersey as five riders withdraw following two crashes.

Barca sign Atletico's Turan for £24m
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:39:28 GMT

Barcelona announce the signing of Turkey international midfielder Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial £24m.

BBC to fund over-75s' TV licences
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:38:39 GMT

The BBC will be required to cover the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s, the government confirms.

Grohl performs on TV-inspired throne
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:22:17 GMT

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl plays through the pain of a broken leg, sitting atop a Game of Thrones-inspired chair at US gig.

Dinos hold on to box office crown
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:53:12 GMT

Jurassic World holds on to the top spot at the North American box office, holding Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL at bay.

VIDEO: Five banking headaches facing Greeks
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:24:15 GMT

Ros Atkins explains the banking restrictions and the impact are they having on everyday life in Greece.

VIDEO: Driver survives massive Nascar crash
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:44 GMT

Nascar driver Austin Dillon survived a massive last-lap crash on Monday that saw his car hurdled upside down into protective fencing.

VIDEO: Lesbos migrant camp strewn with rubbish
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:03:51 GMT

Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos overwhelming local authorities

VIDEO: Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Ecuador
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:07:49 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil to greet Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate an open-air mass.

VIDEO: Varoufakis says goodbye to his staff
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:43:34 GMT

Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says goodbye to staff after his resignation.

VIDEO: Anniversary of Asia's little-known war
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:43:32 GMT

Commemorations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 - the biggest war in Asia in the 20th Century.

VIDEO: Who's who in Greek financial crisis?
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:19:54 GMT

As Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns, the country needs a new negotiator to lead fresh talks with the Eurozone.

VIDEO: Service held for Srebrenica victims
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:55:06 GMT

A service has been held at Westminster Abbey to remember more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica killed by Bosnian Serb forces 20 years ago.

Kenyans to Obama: 'Spare us the gay talk'
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:33:39 GMT

Kenyan advise to Obama ahead of visit

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

The Lutheran pastor wooing America's outsiders

Reporting on a coup and a crisis... using a music-sharing site
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:11:42 GMT

Reporting on a coup... using a music sharing site

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

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

What difference does a new approach to aid make?

VIDEO: School security: 'We go through jail life'
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:11:01 GMT

When students are 'treated like criminals'