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US gunman's sister in wedding appeal

Thu, 2015-07-02 14:17
The sister of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing 9 people at a black church in South Carolina, launches an appeal to raise money for her wedding.

Greece needs even more money - IMF

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:54
Greece will need an extra 50bn euros over the next three years to stabilise its finances even under the existing, disputed bailout plans, the IMF says.

Amnesty demands GCHQ spying inquiry

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:12
Campaign group Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry after it is confirmed it was spied on by British surveillance agency GCHQ.

Pakistan train canal plunge kills 12

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:39
At least 12 people have been killed in Pakistan after a train carrying hundreds of soldiers derails and plunges into a canal.

Palmyra statues 'destroyed by IS'

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:38
Islamic State publishes photographs of militants destroying what it says are six statues looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria.

Controversial opera rated 15 for cinemas

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:25
The Royal Opera House's production of William Tell, which was booed on its opening night because of a nude rape scene, is given a 15 certificate for cinema screenings.

Greek splits threaten Syriza coalition

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:13
Publicly, the radical left Syriza party is maintaining a unified No before Sunday's referendum, but will the unity remain after the vote?

VIDEO: Record breaking heat across the globe

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:05
Unprecedented June heat breaks records in four continents across the globe. Darren Bett reports.

Housing benefit 'savings considered'

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:00
Ministers are considering forcing all housing benefit recipients to contribute towards their rent as part of efforts to save £12bn from the welfare bill, the BBC learns.

French woman jailed for baby murders

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:53
A court in northern France sentences a woman to nine years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies between over a decade.

Wozniacki & Kvitova into third round

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:51
Defending champion Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki into the Wimbledon third round but Ekaterina Makarova is out.

Feuding ukulele bands in court

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:50
A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.

Sesame Street's Maria to retire

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:49
Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on the US children's programme Sesame Street for more than four decades, is retiring.

Serene Federer into third round

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:48
Second seed Roger Federer accelerated into the Wimbledon last 32 with a commanding win over Sam Querrey.

Russia bins 'cold' parliament designs

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:51
Competition to design a new Russian parliament will start from scratch.

Nigeria militants 'kill 40 civilians'

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:43
At least 40 people have been killed by Islamist militants in the north-east Nigerian town of Monguno, residents there tell the BBC.

Can powers meet the 'real' deadline on Iran's nuclear programme?

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:18
As US and Iranian talks resume in Vienna, negotiators must overcome a history of mistrust to strike a historic deal, writes Lyse Doucet

Brazil's U-turn on criminal age vote

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:14
In a U-turn from a previous vote, the lower house of Brazil's Congress approves a bill which could allow 16- to 18-year-olds to be tried as adults.

Trump hotels examine card breach claim

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:07
The businessman's hotel chain is investigating reports that it was the object of a long-running credit card security breach.

Pluto shows its spots to Nasa probe

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:03
The New Horizons mission to Pluto releases new colour views of the dwarf planet, revealing some intriguing dark spots.