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One year on from Islamic State's declaration of 'caliphate'
A piglet given to Costa Rica's president will be kept as a pet.
Top seed Serena Williams beats debutant Margarita Gasparyan 6-4 6-1 to progress to the second round of Wimbledon.
Two managers of the taxi-ordering app Uber have been arrested in France over what authorities have described as an "illicit" service.
Disney is banning selfie sticks at all of its theme parks over safety concerns, the company said.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic begins his Wimbledon title defence with a straight-sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Australia's Shane Watson believes the "inside information" of new coach Trevor Bayliss could give England an Ashes "edge".
The maker of The Famous Grouse and The Macallan reports a sharp fall in profits, after a £239m writedown for its Brugal rum brand.
Two prisoners escape from India's maximum security Tihar jail by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another.
A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police tell the BBC.
A fourteen-year-old boy admits stabbing a supply teacher in a school classroom in Bradford.
How US Congress could end up scuppering Iran accord
Leading Indian activist Kavitha Krishnan becomes the target of internet ire after a disparaging tweet against PM Narendra Modi.
The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said he feels "betrayed" by the "egotism" showed by Greece in the failed debt talks.
An application to start fracking at a site in Lancashire is rejected by county councillors.
David Cameron says Islamic State poses "an existential threat" to the Western world, as it emerges the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30.
A Bolivian minister says that the Pope has requested to chew coca leaves, which are considered sacred by many in Bolivia, on his forthcoming trip there.
PM Alexis Tsipras has called a referendum on proposals from Greece's creditors that he has already condemned as contravening European values. Is the Athens government heading for default and ultimately departure from the euro?
Al-Shabab militants kill at least five soldiers in an overnight attack on an army base in the southern Somali port of Kismayo, local officials tell the BBC.