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Afghan officials tell the BBC the removal of the flag and nameplate from the Taliban's Qatar office does not go far enough.
Brazilian authorities promise to reverse public transport fare rises that sparked unrest, but nationwide protests continue unabated.
Singapore's prime minister warns that the haze engulfing the city could last for weeks, as air pollution in the city-state soared to record levels.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) pushes back the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to 12 November.
Six ancient sites in Syria are added to a UN list of endangered World Heritage sites because of the threat from the conflict there.
Russia and China react angrily after the US downgrades them to its lowest category in a report on efforts to fight human trafficking.
James Gandolfini, the US actor best known for his role as a therapy-seeking mob boss in The Sopranos, dies at the age of 51.
More people are becoming willing to buy online news, but social media may be eroding brand recognition, a study by Reuters suggests.
India's army steps up efforts to reach the worst-affected areas in the flood-hit Indian state of Uttarakhand, where nearly 150 people have died.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is trying to broker a deal that would see US surveillance programme leaker Edward Snowden granted asylum in Iceland.
Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their ability to fight infection, research suggests.
A Moroccan Olympic champion, Khalid Skah, who claims his children were abducted by Norwegian agents, is arrested in France.
China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, delivers the country's first-ever video lecture from the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
Mars' atmosphere could have been rich in oxygen four billion years ago - well before Earth's air became augmented with the gas.
The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells the US Senate.
World tennis number one Serena Williams apologises after reportedly appearing to criticise the victim in a high-profile US rape case.
A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
A Neymar-inspired Brazil defeat Mexico to secure the hosts' place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
UN head Ban Ki-moon expresses outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed at least 15 people.
Satellite phones are banned in a northern Nigerian state to hinder communication by Islamist militants following recent attacks.
A terrified burglar hands himself to police in New Zealand after breaking into a house and stumbling across a body hanging in the dark.
China jails 11 people for crimes of ethnic and religious hatred in the far western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
Brussels says passengers going through the Channel Tunnel are paying over the odds, because Eurotunnel is overcharging the train companies for using the track.
Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
Nine people are taken to hospital after a car hits parents and children as they used a school pelican crossing in a south Wales village.
The problem of pupil underachievement has shifted from inner cities to schools in suburbs, coastal towns and rural areas, education watchdog Ofsted says.
The Federal Reserve maintains its $85bn-a-month (£54bn) asset purchase programme, but says it could begin scaling back later this year and ending it completely in 2014.
China's manufacturing activity weakens further in June, falling to a nine-month low as demand falls, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC.
The decline in the eurozone's manufacturing and services sectors eased in June as output fell by the slowest rate for 15 months, a survey indicates.
Prop Alex Corbisiero is the surprise inclusion in a Lions team featuring eight Welshmen for the first Test against Australia.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been undermined by Joe Kinnear's appointment as director of football, says Alan Shearer.
Mercedes did not get permission to take part in the test in which they are accused of breaking F1's rules, says the FIA.
Artist and film-maker Sam Taylor-Johnson, previously known as Sam Taylor-Wood, will direct the film version of the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey.
Hit musical Miss Saigon returns to London's West End in 2014, its 25th anniversary year.
The Tony award-winning actor Frank Langella is to play King Lear for the Chichester Festival Theatre in the autumn, it has been announced.
Residents of the French town of Lourdes are clearing up after severe flash floods which forced the closure of its holy shrine.
China has held its first classroom lecture from its orbiting space station as part of efforts to appeal to young people.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken by phone to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to try to defuse tensions, an Afghan spokesman has told the BBC.
A vase by Picasso has sold at auction in London for almost £1m to an anonymous bidder - a world record price for a ceramic piece by the artist. But why are Picasso's ceramics cheaper than his paintings?
Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in the Netherlands are to find out on Thursday if they can remain in an abandoned office building, which they have occupied, while their cases are reviewed.
On of the most striking items on display at the Paris Air Show is Agusta Westland's Project Zero - a flying machine that can be described as half helicopter, half aeroplane.
US President Barack Obama has addressed thousands of Germans in Berlin, almost 50 years to the day since President John Kennedy delivered his famous ""Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.
A new movement is encouraging Brazilians in Sao Paulo to plant gardens up the walls of buildings as a solution to the city's lack of affordable green space.
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