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Trump Putin: Russian leader invited to visit US
Discussions over a possible autumn visit for the Russian leader are under way, the White House says.
Eleven dead as US 'duck boat' capsizes
The tourist vessel sank in stormy weather in Table Rock Lake in the state of Missouri.
Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?
It sounds like the perfect solution, but critics say it failed their test.
Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon arrested in Rio after patient's death
The celebrity surgeon went on the run after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.
'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence
The response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, experts warn.
Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju
Hundreds of Yemeni refugees have arrived on the resort island of Jeju, off mainland South Korea.
Neil Prakash: Turkey rejects extradition of Australian jihadist
A Turkish court says it will not send IS recruiter Neil Prakash to face terror charges at home.
BA emergency landing forces London Gatwick runway closure
A British Airways flight from Naples to Gatwick Airport landed with a technical fault.
Japan's Kobe Steel indicted over quality scandal
Kobe Steel, which is Japan's third-largest steelmaker, first admitted to the wrongdoing last year.
Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria
Archaeologists unseal a huge black granite sarcophagus found in the ancient city of Alexandria.
US faces retaliation if car tariffs go ahead
The US is considering tariffs on foreign cars but the EU, Mexico and Canada say they would retaliate.
Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang jailed again for misconduct
A court in Hong Kong has sent Donald Tsang back to jail for misconduct but with a reduced sentence.
Sir David Attenborough calls on public to count butterflies
The veteran naturalist says spending time in nature offers a respite from "the strains of modern life".
The teenagers running for governor in Kansas
You can currently run for office at any age in Kansas, under laws which are part of the state constitution.
Sheela Birnstiel on the documentary series Wild Wild Country
Ma Anand Sheela talks to the BBC about her controversial past and her role in Wild Wild Country.
Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'
Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.
Quiz: 'NOW!' - Who's featured longest?
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
Van Gogh Starry Night house mural in Florida can stay
A fine imposed on a couple who painted their home as a landmark for their autistic son is waived.
'Abolish ICE': Could US migrant detention force be broken up?
Protesters are questioning the agency's role in enforcing President Trump's zero-tolerance policy.
Would you choose to sleep with the fishes?
Councillors are considering a proposal for an underwater graveyard off Australia's Gold Coast.
Indians, Hispanics and Nigerians defend Kylie Jenner over baby's pierced ears
Reality TV star's decision to piece her baby's ears has thousands talking about consent and culture.
Tour de France: Why Alpe d'Huez is called "the greatest climb in cycling"
Find out why the Tour de France's Alpe d'Huez stage is known as "the greatest climb in cycling".
The women using traditional make-up as sunscreen
Girls and women in the refugee camps of southern Bangladesh use traditional makeup for sun protection.
Nicaragua: From revolution to crisis in pictures
Photos taken during the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and during recent unrest highlight some similarities. BBC Mundo's Arturo Wallace in the capital Managua explains what we can learn from them.
Oregon wildfire causes death and evacuations
The fast moving fire has been burning since Tuesday and has spread over 45,000-acres.
Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong movie to open Venice Film Festival
First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, also stars The Crown's Claire Foy.
Were occult practices behind India's 'house of mass hangings'?
Neighbours say they had no suspicion that anything was wrong at the house where 11 relatives died.
Maria Butina: Russian gun activist at heart of US Kremlin row
Maria Butina, a Russian pro-gun activist with ties to a Russian banker and former senator, has been held in the USA pending trial on conspiracy charges.
The Australian bank customers who lost everything
As an inquiry examines banking misconduct, thousands have come forward with personal stories.
Brexit: What do the EU's 'no deal' preparations say?
The EU has issued a 16-page document outlining the preparations for deal or no deal.
The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament
Nayyab Ali is one of four transgender women standing in Pakistan's general elections on 25 July.
Profile: Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, from revolutionary leader to opposition hate figure
A profile of Daniel Ortega, the veteran Sandinista revolutionary who returned to power - repeatedly.
Is killing the boom the key to supersonic air travel?
Three firms are vying to be the first to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight in the next decade.
Mustafa Dawood: Brother's questions after immigration raid death
Asylum seeker Mustafa Dawood fell to his death from a roof, now his family want answers.
The women choosing to love their natural grey hair
As celebrities rush to colour their hair silver, some women with natural greys are ditching dyes.
'Stupid statements' - Trump WW3 jibe stuns Montenegro
The US president's remarks on a new Nato member shock people in the Balkan republic.
Thai cave rescue: What we learned as boys tell of ordeal
The boys and their football coach describe their remarkable experience in public for the first time.
What to take to a festival: Friends, drink... and a giant bar chart
Can statistics help you enjoy a music festival? Newsbeat gets geeky and heads to 2000 Trees in Gloucestershire to find out.
Life before Google: What was it like?
This is how people did their jobs before having all the answers at the tips of their fingers.
Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepen trade ties
Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.
The Sheffield estate where the garage has become an art gallery
A once-notorious housing estate in Sheffield is getting an art gallery - in its old garage block.
Is Dwayne Johnson's disabled role in Skyscraper 'offensive'?
BBC News speaks to disabled actors as the Hollywood representation debate widens.
Alisson: Liverpool make Brazilian world's most expensive goalkeeper
Liverpool make Alisson the world's most expensive keeper as they sign the Brazilian from Roma on a six-year contract for a reported £66.8m.
The Open 2018: Rory McIlroy in contention, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth fade, Kevin Kisner leads
Rory McIlroy makes an encouraging start to The Open Championship as American Kevin Kisner takes the first-round lead at Carnoustie.
Tour de France: Geraint Thomas wins back-to-back stages to retain yellow jersey
Geraint Thomas wins his second Tour de France stage in a row to extend his yellow jersey lead as Sky team-mate Chris Froome finishes fourth.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Pogba, Rooney, leaving Man Utd and that debut goal for LA Galaxy
Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks to BBC Sport about Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney, leaving Manchester United and that debut goal for LA Galaxy.
The Open 2018: The shot 'bordering on ridiculous' - Kiradech Aphibarnrat holes out from fairway
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat holes a remarkable shot from the fairway on the 17th hole on the opening day of the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Gary Neville: Salford City owner in Twitter row with Accrington's Andy Holt
Gary Neville is accused of trying to "steal" promotion for Salford City in a social media row with Accrington's owner.
Now That's What I Call Music: How one compilation came to rule them all
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.
The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue
It's a remarkable story of friendship and human endurance - and it all began with a birthday party.

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