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Greek "Yes" and "No" camps are set to hold major rallies in Athens ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on bailout terms.
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.
The coach of Australian Football League team Adelaide's Crows, Phil Walsh, dies in a stabbing at his home, with his son charged with murder.
The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.
Zoo animals across Europe are being fed frozen treats to keep them cool and hydrated during the current heatwave.
South Korea will inject billions of dollars into its economy as it continues to struggle with falling exports and the outbreak of Mers.
Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
At least four people are killed in an explosion at the chemical plant in Ulsan, in South Korea.
A minute's silence is to be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people killed in the Tunisian beach attack a week ago, including 30 Britons.
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.
Tunisians and foreigners lament dwindling tourism
Shares in Asia were trading in negative territory on Friday after a mixed jobs report from the US, described by analysts as "solid but far from great".
Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.
A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.
Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.
The Indian government is not publishing the results of a vast national survey of the health of the country's citizens.
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.
Yianna Sorou runs a fishmonger's at a market in Aegina, a popular holiday destination among Greeks.
Australia debates cigarettes in jail after riot