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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions
The legislation will sharply limit the president's ability to ease Russia sanctions in the future.
Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal
Efforts to repeal and replace the flagship health policy of President Obama pass their first hurdle.
Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty, his lawyer confirms
The Vatican treasurer denies all accusations of sexual assault against him, a court hears.
IS wives: Why I joined the 'caliphate' in Raqqa
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to wives of IS fighters, now held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa.
Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil
Police arrest a man suspected of a chainsaw rampage that left five injured, after a two-day manhunt.
Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy
Pallbearers are lifting the mood in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying displays.
Trump to decide Attorney General Jeff Sessions's fate 'soon'
Pressure builds on top US prosecutor Jeff Sessions, as the president says he is "disappointed" in him.
US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship
The US Navy releases footage of a patrol ship firing warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on Tuesday.
Antibody helps keep man's HIV at bay for 10 months
Injections of "broadly neutralising antibodies" may give hope to HIV patients.
Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas
The Palestinian leader says he will maintain a freeze with Israel over a flashpoint religious site.
Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies
He was Australia's highest-selling indigenous musician and had performed around the world.
New diesel and petrol cars face 2040 UK ban
Ministers will unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with vehicle pollution.
Venezuela couple move to sue officials over death of son
Juan Pablo Pernalete was killed by a member of the National Guard during an anti-government protest.
EU to rule on Austria pushing back asylum seekers
The future of several hundred people who entered Europe during the migrant crisis could be decided.
On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)
Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.
Remembering the Chicago blues
One photographer's memories of a vibrant music scene.
Russian cat adopts orphaned baby hedgehogs
Muska the cat fosters eight baby hedgehogs after they lost their mother to a lawnmower accident.
China opens panda-shaped solar power plant
It's hoped the unusual shaped plant will power over 10,000 households annually.
Cerebral palsy football: My disabled son deserves to play
Jude is nine years old and was born with cerebral palsy. His father started a football club in Stoke-on-Trent so Jude could play with kids like him.
Microsoft Paint: The man who makes art pixel-by-pixel
Pat Hines says he could "just never connect" with more sophisticated programs.
Former drug dealer opens gym staffed by ex-cons
When Coss Marte went to prison for drug dealing, he decided to turn his life around.
Widow, 71, rescued after week in the wilderness
Sajean Geer wanted to scatter her late husband's ashes in Olympic National Park, but got lost.
Letter from Africa: Freed Boko Haram 'wives' return to captors
In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why women abducted by Boko Haram and then released would choose to return to their captors.
Lana Del Rey's lust for life
The star explains how 'being bombarded by news' made her latest album more political.
Detroit recalls five days of violent unrest a half century later
Fifty years after state and federal troops descended on Detroit to quell the unrest, locals recall the deep scars left behind.
What are the sanctions against Russia?
As the US may impose new sanctions on Russia, BBC Reality Check looks at how we got here.
What makes this Kate Spade bag unusual?
Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.
Top teacher stands up for indigenous people
The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.
Refugee children on Lesbos helped to face fear of drowning
The lifesavers tackling refugee children's trauma of the sea head on.
The extraordinary life of a 91-year-old beauty queen
Krystyna Farley is a pageant star in the US state of Connecticut, but her life was not always this glamorous.
Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day
Britain's Adam Peaty sets a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day, becoming the first person to break the 26-second mark.
Daniel Levy: Spurs chairman says Premier League transfer spending unsustainable
Chairman Daniel Levy defends Tottenham's lack of transfer activity and says it is "impossible" for other clubs to maintain their spending.
Diego Maradona backs video referees despite 'Hand of God' goal
Diego Maradona backs the use of video assistant referees despite accepting his infamous 'Hand of God' goal would not have stood.
Women's Rugby World Cup 2017: 'Deep concern' over end of England contracts
The Rugby Football Union should reconsider its decision not to renew the contracts of England's women XV players, says the shadow sports minister.
Adam Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record twice in one day
Britain's Adam Peaty breaks the 26-second mark to set a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in the same day.
Jose Mourinho says Manchester United 'better equipped' for title bid
Man Utd can challenge in the Premier League but must get "much better" to compete for the Champions League, Jose Mourinho tells BBC Sport.
Ulster's Jackson and Olding face rape prosecution
Both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny all allegations against them.
China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication
China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way.
Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track
Teenage cyber-attackers could soon be sent to rehab camps that try to stop them becoming criminals
Cash machine hacked in five minutes
After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan in 2016, Click asks if it could happen again.
Staging security at the National Theatre
A look behind the curtains at the South Bank theatre trying to stem the tide of cyber-attacks.

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