Greek PM defiant amid cash squeeze
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras makes a defiant speech urging a "No" vote in Sunday's referendum as bank cash limits begin to bite for Greeks.
Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks
A wave of attacks by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 50 people dead, security and medical sources say.
Saudi prince to give away $32bn
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.
US and Cuba announce embassies
The US and Cuba agree to the reopening of embassies in each other's capitals, the Cuban government says.
Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing
United Nations heritage body Unesco votes not to put Australia's Great Barrier Reef on its world danger list.
Macy's cuts ties with Donald Trump
US retailer Macy's ends its relationship with Donald Trump over controversial remarks made by the Republican presidential candidate about Mexicans.
Syria rebels shoot dead IS militants
Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.
Europe hit by soaring temperatures
Parts of Europe have been hit by temperatures above 40C, leading to concerns for the welfare of the young, elderly and vulnerable.
Liberia's new Ebola outbreak spreads
Two more cases of Ebola are confirmed in the Liberian village where a teenager died on Sunday - the first case for seven weeks.
Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine
Russian gas firm Gazprom halts gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev suspends energy purchases following a breakdown on pricing talks.
Thousands attend HK democracy rally
Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a pro-democracy rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Britain handing the territory back to China.
Indonesia plane crash toll rises
Indonesian officials says 141 bodies have been recovered after a military plane crashed into houses in Medan on Tuesday, with no known survivors.
Michelle Obama tears up picture ban
Selfie lovers will now be able to snap themselves at the White House after Michelle Obama literally tore up a decades-old photography ban.
Indian 'eye candy' official sues
An Indian bureaucrat sues Outlook magazine for calling her "eye candy", telling the BBC she found the description offensive.
Fire claims another US black church
An African-American church once targeted by the Ku Klux Klan has been burned down again, the latest in a series of blazes at black churches in the US south.
Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea
A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.
Honduras corruption probe widens
A court in Honduras orders the arrest of a senior lawmaker amid a widening probe into embezzlement in the country's health system.
Brazil rejects lowering criminal age
The lower house of Brazil's Congress rejects a bill which would have allowed young people between 16 and 18 years of age to be tried as adults.
Mozambique scraps anti-gay law
Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality in its new penal code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal.
Cameroon releases detained children
Cameroon releases 84 children detained after a raid on Koranic schools accused of links to Boko Haram over six months ago.
China passes sweeping security law
China passes a wide-ranging and controversial new national security law, tightening control of areas including cyber space among other areas.
Rajapaksa to stand in Sri Lanka poll
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will stand in parliamentary elections next month.
Migrant crisis: EU aid for Hungary
The European Commission is to send financial aid and experts to Hungary to help tackle an influx of migrants arriving via Serbia.
Ex-SS guard admits aiding Auschwitz
A former SS guard being tried for accessory to murder, Oskar Groening, admits he helped Auschwitz function by sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews.
Iran nuclear talks deadline extended
A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".
'Mass jailbreak' from Yemen prison
About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, escape from jail in central Yemen following clashes, officials say.
Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'
A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
'British Schindler' Winton dies
Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106
UK outlook 'worsens' on Greece crisis
The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
US manufacturing growth 'weakens'
US manufacturing growth eases in June despite an increase in the hiring of workers, but there was better news for the construction sector.
Report backs third Heathrow runway
The Airports Commission backs a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.
England name Rashid in Ashes squad
Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is included in England's 13-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia.
Prince William calls England squad
England receive a surprise phone call from the Duke of Cambridge before their Women's World Cup semi-final with Japan.
Impressive Watson into round three
British number one Heather Watson beats Daniela Hantuchova to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.
Lionel Richie heads to number one
Soul star Lionel Richie heads to number one in the album chart as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.
Caitlyn Jenner on women's power list
Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner makes this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, Sia, Anna Wintour and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
US ballet dancer makes history
The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.
VIDEO: Greek pensioners queue for cash
Nearly 1000 banks are opening for the first time this week to allow pensioners who do not have bank cards to withdraw funds.
VIDEO: France hit by extreme heatwave
A mass of hot air moving north from Africa drives up temperatures across Europe, with Paris seeing temperatures approaching 40C.
VIDEO: Poverty grips Chad despite UN targets
Fergus Walsh reports from one of the world's poorest nations, Chad in central Africa, to see the effects of extreme hunger.
VIDEO: Indonesia crash death toll rises
Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.
VIDEO: How to organise a referendum in a week
Greece will vote on Sunday 5th July in a referendum which may decide the future of the country in the Euro.
VIDEO: Five graphs that explain Greek crisis
To help make sense of the severity of Greece's financial position, the BBC's Dani Sinha looks at five graphs that explain the debt crisis.
VIDEO: Why is Tunisia vulnerable to extremism?
In Tunisia security has been increased at major venues - and many mosques, suspected of fomenting trouble, are being closed.
VIDEO: Inside Tunisia killer's college
The man who killed 38 at the beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia was "a student like any other", according to an official at his university.
Iran nuclear talks: 'They must agree now'
What ordinary Iranians think of the prospects of a nuclear deal
Styrofoam ban: What is polystyrene?
New York City joins growing group of cities in banning EPS
The deal to sell your home and get paid to stay
The deal where you sell your home and get paid to stay there
Viewpoint: Watching the lesbians in India
How revolutionary is an Indian advert featuring lesbians?
VIDEO: When Iran and US wrestled for real
When US and Iran settled their differences on the floor
Baltimore ex-cop tells of brutality
Former police officer tells of brutality and racism