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Fourth seed Maria Sharapova battles into the last 16 at Wimbledon as she defeats Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4 6-3.
A Colombian man with terminal cancer becomes the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia, in a move opposed by the Church.
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
The Palestinian Authority's security forces have arrested more than 100 members of the militant Hamas movement in the occupied West Bank.
Greece PM Alexis Tsipras urges voters to reject "blackmail" in Sunday's bailout referendum, as thousands gather for rival rallies in central Athens.
British number one Heather Watson gives top seed Serena Williams a scare before losing a third-round thriller at Wimbledon.
France's President Francois Hollande rejects an apparent appeal by the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum.
Syria's military carries out a series of air strikes after rebel forces launch a major assault to take control of the northern city of Aleppo.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is "in trouble" for this weekend's British Grand Prix if he does not improve his car.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
The Queen, prime minister and bereaved families join a minute's silence across the UK to remember those killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago.
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says he is healing well since being treated for cancer earlier this year.
A bar owner from the Greek island of Aegina tells the BBC about his fears for the future, and why he might vote 'yes' in Sunday's referendum.
A police marksman is cleared of murdering suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney, who he shot in 2005 in an operation to foil an attempted raid.
Producer Naughty Boy says his friend Zayn will release music and talk about leaving One Direction when he is ready.
Sunni and Shia Muslims in Kuwait hold prayers together in a show of unity, one week after a suicide bomber killed 27 people at a Shia mosque.
Aston Villa will host Manchester United in a Friday night Premier League because of "unique circumstances", broadcasters say.
Lionel Messi says Argentina are "desperate" to mark their status by winning the Copa America final against hosts Chile.
Former publicist Max Clifford is charged with an indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Lewis Hamilton is only fourth fastest in second practice at the British Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg sets the pace.