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Usain Bolt, the six-time Olympic champion, will compete in the 4x100m relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
German ninth seed Angelique Kerber ends Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning a second Wimbledon title in the fourth round.
Oleg Boldyrev reports from the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk, where residents said there were several waves of shelling overnight.
At least 18 people are killed in a bombing by suspected militants at a market in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, a medical worker tells the BBC.
Brazil's currency, the real, that helped end decades of rampant inflation, reaches its 20th anniversary, as the country struggles with an anaemic economy.
Pistorius trial gets a glimpse of what might have been
Oscar Pistorius became a "global icon" at the London Olympics and was set for further success, his manager tells his murder trial.
The Hertfordshire film studios where the Harry Potter films were made is expanding its site.
The English National Opera has its funding cut by 29%, Arts Council England reveals, as it announces its annual distribution of money for arts organisations.
Japan's cabinet approves a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to run for president in the August election, the ruling AK Party confirms.
The pound hits a near six-year high against the US dollar after a survey suggests the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for seven months in June.