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Selfie lovers will now be able to snap themselves at the White House after Michelle Obama literally tore up a decades-old photography ban.
An Indian bureaucrat sues Outlook magazine for calling her "eye candy", telling the BBC she found the description offensive.
Denmark's new centre-right government - backed by an anti-EU party - says social benefits for asylum-seekers will be reduced.
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.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has offered new concessions to the country's creditors, but Germany says a deal is not yet possible.
Soul star Lionel Richie heads to number one in the album chart as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.
Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.
Parts of Europe have been hit by temperatures above 40C, leading to concerns for the welfare of the young, elderly and vulnerable.
The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.
Southampton terminate the contract of £15m record signing Dani Osvaldo, who played only 14 Premier League games.
Cameroon releases 84 children detained after a raid on Koranic schools accused of links to Boko Haram over six months ago.
Google says it is "appalled" that its Photos app mislabelled several photos of a black American couple as showing gorillas.
A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.
United Nations heritage body Unesco votes not to put Australia's Great Barrier Reef on its world danger list.
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.
Alexis Tsipras faces uncertain future
The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
David Cameron promises a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year and denies being "bullied" by anti-Heathrow expansion colleague Boris Johnson.
England basks in sunshine as temperatures reach the hottest they have been for nine years.