Violent protests mar Brazil match
Protesters clash with police in Brazil's city of Fortaleza ahead of a football match against Mexico, as public discontent over poor public services widens.
Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts
Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension
The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
Deadly attack on Somalia UN office
At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Microsoft U-turn in Xbox games row
Microsoft backtracks on controversial plans to impose strict restrictions on the playing and trading of games on its upcoming Xbox One console.
FBI uses surveillance drones in US
The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells the US Senate.
Mexico arrests top 10 US fugitive
A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
North Korea 'willing to join talks'
The government in North Korea is willing to restart talks over its nuclear programme which broke down five years ago, according to Chinese officials.
Protests flare over Egypt governor
Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
US force-feeding 'hurts detainees'
A hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainee tells of the 'ordeal' of force-feeding, as doctors call for inmates to get independent medical care.
Nigeria motorbike raiders 'kill 48'
Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.
Cyprus leader attacks bailout terms
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades urges eurozone leaders to help his country's biggest bank and sharply criticises the bailout agreed in March.
Applause is a 'social contagion'
The quality of a performance does not drive the amount of applause an audience gives, a study suggests.
Saturn probe to acquire Earth image
The Cassini probe in orbit around Saturn is going to picture the ringed planet in a special photo that also includes a distant Earth.
Fed 'could end bond-buying in 2014'
The Federal Reserve maintains its $85bn-a-month (£54bn) asset purchase programme, but says it could begin scaling back later this year and ending it completely in 2014.
Serena sorry for quotes on US rape
World tennis number one Serena Williams apologises after reportedly appearing to criticise the victim in a high-profile US rape case.
Chile to extradite Argentine judge
The Chilean Supreme Court approves the extradition of former Argentine judge Otilio Romano, accused of human rights abuses under the military government.
Arrest in US football dribbler death
An Oregon motorist suspected of fatally running down a US man on a quest to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil for charity is arrested.
Congo attacks over arrests in India
Shops belonging to Asians are targeted in a violent protest in DR Congo's capital over the arrest of Congolese students in India over the weekend.
First cycling Tour de Congo begins
The first cycling tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo starts, but cyclists will not be riding to the volatile east of the vast country.
Army leads north India flood rescue
Military helicopters and the army are leading rescue operations in India's flood-hit northern states, where 138 people are now known to have died.
Toxic substance in Fukushima water
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
IMF: Spain making strong progress
The IMF says Spain has made strong progress on its economy, but the outlook remains "difficult" and more action is needed to boost job creation.
Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are sentenced to jail in Italy for tax evasion but have appealed against the verdict.
Suicide bomber strikes Yemeni market
A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
Israel starts celebrating Peres 90th
Celebrations begin for the 90th birthday of Israel's President Shimon Peres, in the presence of celebrities and world leaders.
NHS 'cover-up' unacceptable - Hunt
There should be "no hiding place" for anyone involved in a cover-up by England's NHS regulator after baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, the health secretary says.
Families win Iraq deaths damages bid
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for negligence and bring damages claims under the Human Rights Act, the Supreme Court rules.
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Drug firms fined for blocking rivals
Nine drug companies are fined for delaying cheaper generic drugs coming to market.
Jail reckless bankers, report urges
Measures including criminal sanctions to make bankers responsible for their own failings, are called for in a new report.
Dominant England reach Trophy final
England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval.
Australia give three players debuts
Australia name Israel Folau among three debutants for Saturday's first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Brisbane.
Brazil 2-0 Mexico
A Neymar-inspired Brazil defeat Mexico to all but secure their place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
US country singer Slim Whitman dies
Slim Whitman, the American country singer known for his yodelling abilities has died at the age of 90.
Radcliffe's Cripple enchants critics
Daniel Radcliffe impresses reviewers with his "understated" performance as a disabled teenage orphan in Martin McDonagh's play The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Four vie to be UK City of Culture
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
VIDEO: Obama visits Brandenburg Gate
US President Barack Obama has addressed thousands of Germans in Berlin, almost 50 years to the day since President John Kennedy delivered his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
VIDEO: Toxic isotope found in Fukushima water
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
VIDEO: 'You don't know how much I miss my son'
In Mexico around 25,000 people have disappeared since the drug war began six years ago.
VIDEO: Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to jail in Italy for one year and eight months for tax evasion
VIDEO: 'We've received no food or tents'
Flooding in India is continuing to disrupt daily life on a massive scale.
VIDEO: Refugee numbers 'highest since 1994'
The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.
VIDEO: Military police deployed in Brazil
Military police are being deployed in several cities in Brazil to help control a wave of violent protests.
VIDEO: Turkey's 'silent protest' spreads
A silent, standing protest by performance artist Erdem Gunduz has been taken up by hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and spread to several Turkish cities.
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How Israel keeps Holocaust memories alive
As witnesses die, will the Holocaust be forgotten?
Models for possible Syria intervention
Possible models for intervention as West mulls action in Syria
Alaa Jarban: One of Yemen's first openly gay men
Fears for author of 'I'm Queer' blogpost
Apartheid's roots: The Natives Land Act
The 100-year-old law still dividing South Africa
Hague in turmoil amid claims of manipulation
Claims of manipulation rock Hague's Balkans tribunal
Russia: Faberge eggs symbol of power
Russia falls again for eggs once despised as tsar’s playthings
The air force pilot who took her baby on missions
The air force pilot who took her daughter on missions
Glimmers of hope in Detroit
Is down-at-heel Detroit on the brink of a comeback?
VIDEO: The global middle class revolution
Where is the middle class growing around the world?
IMF entering university market
The IMF is turning into a university