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Deal on Palestinian hunger striker

Sun, 2015-06-28 20:23
Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.

Station cat gets lavish send-off

Sun, 2015-06-28 20:16
A Japanese cat, who became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.

In pictures: Combating trachoma in Sudan

Sun, 2015-06-28 20:00
Photographer Kate Holt followed teams of local eye doctors in villages near Khartoum in Sudan to see their work in the fight against infectious disease.

Q&A: China carbon crunch

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:55
There are growing expectations that China will soon give details of its climate action plan - a key milestone towards UN climate talks at the end of the year.

Are Germany and the US still the best of friends?

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:52
The relationship between Germany and the US has been through a rocky patch, says Jenny Hill - but it will endure.

Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:49
A final deal over Iran's nuclear programme is aimed at defusing the international crisis, but for Israel the Islamic republic remains the number one threat, says the BBC's Kevin Connolly in Jerusalem

Can you teach people to have empathy?

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:45
In the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others, but almost everyone can learn to develop empathy.

Mafia 'ties to Australia officials'

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:13
Australian politicians at both state and federal level have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media-Four Corners.

VIDEO: Louisiana's Creole cowboys

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:11
Dancing and riding to the unique music of zydeco

What should social networks do about hate speech?

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:03
What, if anything, should social networks do about it?

Selling 'the girl next door' Wimbledon champion

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:02
Turning Wimbledon champ Kvitova into a global brand

A year as a nudist

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:00
Most people wouldn't remove their clothes in public, but for some it's a way of life. Mark Haskell Smith overcame his nerves and spent a year immersing himself in the world of nudism.

Gatlin fifth-fastest in 200m history

Sun, 2015-06-28 18:20
Justin Gatlin becomes the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history as he wins Sunday's final at the American Athletics Championships.

Tunisia beach attacker 'had help'

Sun, 2015-06-28 18:17
The gunman who killed 38 at a beach near the Tunisian city of Sousse had help, officials say, as security is stepped up at tourist sites.

VIDEO: Who was Tunisia attack gunman?

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:59
Fergal Keane travels to the hometown of Seifeddine Rezgui to see what could have turned the student into a killer.

Yes guitarist Chris Squire dies

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:56
Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67, his bandmates say.

VIDEO: Greeks queue for cash before bank closures

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:49
Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.

Jara banned for Cavani incident

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:37
Chile's Gonzalo Jara is banned for three matches for appearing to poke his finger against Edinson Cavani's backside.

Fearless England 'going all the way'

Sun, 2015-06-28 17:23
England defender Lucy Bronze says the team have no fears about facing reigning world champions Japan in Wednesday's semi-final.

Clarkson sorry after his last Top Gear

Sun, 2015-06-28 16:56
Jeremy Clarkson says he's "so sad and sorry it's ended like this" after the final episode of Top Gear to feature him was shown on BBC Two.