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US election: Trump 'encouraged foreign hack of Clinton emails'
Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

Pope Francis warns world 'is at war' after Europe attacks
Pope Francis warns that a recent wave of jihadist attacks in Europe is proof that the world is "at war", but stresses that religion is not the cause.

Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released
John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, to be released next month after 35 years.

Freddie Gray case: Last charges dropped against police
All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.

MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'
The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

French church attack: Faith leaders call for more security
Religious leaders urge more security at places of worship after the jihadist murder of an elderly priest, as a mass is held in Paris in his memory.

Dances with Wolves actor Chief David Bald Eagle dies at 97
Native American Chief David Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97.

Syria: Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli
At least 40 people are killed by a truck bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, state TV reports.

Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 9,000 soldiers joined plot - army
Turkey says 8,651 members of the nation's armed forces - backed by 35 planes, 37 helicopters and 74 tanks - took part in the failed coup on 15 July.

Indonesia to execute 14 drug convicts despite protests
UN human rights officials express grave concerns over planned executions in Indonesia, some of them of foreign nationals.

Rio 2016: Vladimir Putin says Olympics 'less of a spectacle' without Russians
Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.

Singapore university investigates 'simulated rape' claims
Reports that first-year students were made to simulate a rape scene as part of their induction are to be investigated by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead
The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.

Aerial video of 'world's deepest' underwater sinkhole in South China Sea
This stunning aerial video shows the world's deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea, according to Chinese scientists. They say it's 300m deep.

'People are buried under the ruins'
A bomb blast has hit the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria. Freelance journalist Basheer Talate is there.

Tesla offers peek into battery factory
The BBC's Dave Lee visits the Gigafactory - Tesla's 3,000 acre battery manufacturing plant.

Farewell to Philae as lander comms cut
Professor Monica Grady describes the final days of communication with the Philae lander

Kenya's ice hockey team eye Olympics
The Kenyan ice hockey team have been training on the only rink in East Africa and they hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018.

Desperate mum restrains mentally ill son with handcuffs
A desperate mum has had to resort to using handcuffs to restrain her mentally ill son, due to the lack of support from mental health services.

Bill on Hillary: 'I hope you'll elect her'
Former President Bill Clinton has taken to the stage at the Democratic convention to make the case for his wife to become America's first female president.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Internet says goodbye to Philae
As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.

Hugh Schofield: France's message of peace amid attacks
Secular France has responded to Islamist attacks by promoting values inspired by its cultural and religious inheritance, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.

Are there any Trump links to Putin?
Is the Republican candidate for President too closely aligned with Russian president Vladimir Putin?

France church attack: What we know
What we know about the Islamist militant attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in France that left an elderly priest dead.

Fishing for shrimp
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.

France church attack
Images from the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, where a priest was killed in an attack by two men claiming links to the so-called Islamic State group.

Epic voyage
Images from different stages of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world voyage to promote renewable energy.

Week in pictures: 16-22 July 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Entertainment week
A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Steven Spielberg receiving a gold Blue Peter badge and Michelle Obama's Carpool Karaoke.

John Stones: Manchester City in talks with Everton over England defender
Manchester City are in talks with Everton over the possible signing of John Stones, who it is thought would cost about 50m.

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to miss third Test against Pakistan with calf injury
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of next week's third Test against Pakistan with a calf injury.

FC Astana 1-1 Celtic
A fierce strike from Leigh Griffiths rescues a draw for Celtic on their Champions League qualifying visit to Kazakhstan.

Barcelona sign Andre Gomes from Valencia and give Javier Mascherano new deal
Barcelona sign Andre Gomes from Valencia for an initial 35m euros and give Javier Mascherano a new three-year contract.

One-dish wonders
The BBC's Vikas Pandey profiles five restaurants which have relied on one signature dish to become legendary among food lovers.

Politics, karate and cats
Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.

Height quiz
Test your knowledge of which nations are the tallest and which have grown the most over the past century.

'Martyr' family
A bereaved Turkish family feels both pride and grief for a father shot by rebel troops during the 15 July coup attempt, the BBC's Rengin Arslan reports.

Bedroom battleground
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

Waste mountain
Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.

Duty to help?
The BBC's Will Grant reports from the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on how the issue of migrants and their precarious situation at the border is dividing some in the Catholic Church.

Born to run
In 2000, Agueda Amaral was the first East Timorese woman to compete at an Olympic Games.

US election: Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary to lead US
Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.

Bernie Sanders and brother cry at convention
Bernie Sanders' brother Larry tearfully cast his delegate vote for his brother, the Vermont senator, at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Meryl Streep screams on the podium
Actress Meryl Streep pays tribute to Hillary Clinton.

The shifting allegiances of US 'Rust Belt' voters
Jamie Coomarasamy sees how growing numbers of Americans are switching - or thinking of switching - party allegiances at the forthcoming presidential election.

Global fame for crying Bernie fan
Sean Kehren, a Sanders delegate from Minnesota, became an internet meme when the tears ran down his face as it sank in that Hillary Clinton would be the nominee.



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