Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.
Hillary Clinton tells voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination.
The UK's first maternity clinic for victims of rape and sexual assault opens in London.
Pope Francis is due to pray and walk in silence around the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, on the third day of his visit to Poland.
Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes.
Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.
One Indonesian and three Nigerians are put to death for drug offences in Indonesia, the third round of executions under President Joko Widodo.
Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.
A couple from India's Dalit community are hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 17 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.
The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.
An El Salvadorean immigrant convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy has had all charges against him dropped in the retrial.
A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise £10.3m to purchase it.
Powerful forces threaten the US, said Hillary Clinton as she accepted the Democratic presidential nomination.
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
The BBC's Simon Jack explains why we need a new nuclear power station.
Mark Lowen reports from Turkey, two weeks after a failed coup by rebel soldiers.
Russia says it is working to open 'exit corridors' to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC has been in contact with one family living under siege.
Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.
Dozens of workers at burger chain Byron have been arrested in raids by immigration officials, dividing social media users.
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur
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A rare albino squirrel is spotted in a garden in East Grinstead, Sussex - the odds of one being born are thought to be about one in 100,000.
The Oscar-nominated screenwriters who wrote The Fighter are hired to write a film about Leicester City's surprise football Premier League win.
As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.
Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?
Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.
African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.
It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull's great political gamble backfired?
The results of European bank "stress tests" are being announced later on Friday, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.
What is it the Scottish government's named person scheme, and why is it so controversial?
A lone hacker is claiming responsibility for the hack on the US Democratic Party but is that person to be believed?
Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?
Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?
Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?
A spate of jihadist terror attacks has left France reeling - so why do they keep happening? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?
The long-running deliberations over the Hinkley Point nuclear power station and a suggestion by the new aviation minister that the sale of alcohol at airports could be examined make the front pages.
A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.
Images from the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, where a priest was killed in an attack by two men claiming links to the so-called Islamic State group.
Images from different stages of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world voyage to promote renewable energy.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Former England and Harlequins captain Nick Easter retires from playing at the age of 37.
England batsman Joe Root says the questioning of his mental approach by a coach spurred him on to his career-best innings.
Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.
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What you should do if you get stuck in a mammoth queue on a hot summer holiday weekend?
Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.
Mark Lowen goes on the trail of the Gulen movement, blamed by the Turkish government for the failed coup earlier this month.
Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.
A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.
Two years ago Jo Milne became an internet sensation when footage of her hearing for the first time appeared on YouTube. Since then she has rekindled a long-lost friendship, enlisted the support of 1970s pop group The Osmonds and travelled to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children.
An attack on the public in France saw a film pulled from cinemas, a situation that TV networks and movie studios have often had to deal with in order to not appear insensitive or distasteful.
Technology has moved on fast since the 2012 London Olympics, particularly in data analytics. But is it giving some countries an unfair advantage?