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Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.
Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form.
Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.
A teacher is banned from the profession for life for setting his mobile phone to record in a Northampton secondary school's toilets.
A lorry crashes through a wall and into several gardens in Staffordshire.
A woman living in Belfast who abandoned her three children at home overnight with no food is given a suspended six-month jail sentence.
Do repeated tests on primates make them depressed?
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a pensions dispute, the Fire Brigades Union announces.
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
A drug addict brandishing a hammer is jailed after he frightened a woman in her own home so she suffered a heart attack and died.
The performance of the three prisons in England and Wales that opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.
An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.
Part of a prison officer's ear has been bitten off in an attack at Nottingham Prison, the BBC understands.
The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".
England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.
The new chief executive of the company responsible for Hull's Cit of Culture programme has said that he is "terribly excited" about taking on the role.