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Greece misses IMF payment deadline

Greece misses a deadline for a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund, as eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.

Commission 'to back Heathrow runway'

The Airports Commission will back building a new runway at Heathrow but still leave the door open for an alternative at its rival Gatwick, sources tell the BBC.

Tunisia killer 'trained in Libya'

Tunisian security sources say that Seifeddine Rezgui, who killed 38 people in an attack on a hotel in the resort of Sousse, was trained in Libya.

Law firms refuse legal aid work

A number of criminal law firms are refusing to take work funded by legal aid in protest against government cuts coming into force this month.

US and Cuba 'to announce embassies'

The US and Cuba will on Wednesday announce the opening of embassies in each other's capitals, a senior US official says.

Affleck and Garner set for divorce

Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner say they have made "the difficult decision to divorce" after 10 years of marriage.

Benefit cuts 'risk child poverty rise'

The government should end its planned cuts to benefits to prevent more young people falling into poverty, the four UK children's commissioners say.

Female lung cancer cases top 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began.

Calls to 0800 now free on mobiles

Freephone numbers starting with 0800 or 0808 are now free to call from mobile phones as well as landlines.

Indonesia plane crash toll rises

Indonesian officials says 141 bodies have been recovered after a military plane crashed into houses in Medan on Tuesday, with no known survivors.

E-cigarette ban recommended offshore

Industry body Oil and Gas UK is advising companies not to allow e-cigarettes to be used offshore.

USA 2-0 Germany

USA book their place in a fourth World Cup final with a hard-fought victory over two-time winners Germany in Montreal.

'Britain buckles' in 'killer' heat

The press sees "havoc" and "travel misery" for Britons as the country basks in what's predicted to be the hottest day for a decade.

A tale of three Murdochs

Who will take over the Murdoch empire after Rupert is still not clear, writes David Sillito.

Hope in Dhaka's biggest slum

Mishal Husain reports from one of the poorest parts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on how a new model of development assistance is making a difference.

Can austerity fix economic crisis?

At the heart of the current Greek debt crisis is an old debate - is it better to cut spending and raise taxes in an economic downturn, or spend your way out of it?

VIDEO: Millennium Development Goals explained

Millennium Development Goals: What are they and how successful have they been?

Peers told to take care with ferrets

The thorny question of ferrets disappearing up trouser legs has been considering in Parliament as peers discussed taking animals on trains.

Murray through in Wimbledon heat

Britain's Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a win over Mikhail Kukushkin as the Centre Court temperature reaches 41C.

Pearson sacking linked to son’s exit

Leicester sacked Nigel Pearson because of damage to the club's reputation, including his son's involvement in a racist sex tape.

Lionesses call for nation's backing

England ask for the backing of the nation as they prepare to face holders Japan in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.

Broady & Watson aim for round three

Liam Broady and Heather Watson lead the British challenge as temperatures are expected to soar on day three at Wimbledon.

What not to miss on day three

Your essential guide to day three of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club.

Smart meter scheme loses chairman

The organisation tasked with promoting the rollout of smart meters has lost its chairman just weeks after she spoke out over how the government-led programme was being run.

Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs

Virgin Atlantic sheds about 500 managerial and support jobs just months after the airline announced a return to profit.

Burnham: Pay 18-20 year olds full wage

Andy Burnham calls for 18-20 year olds to be paid the same hourly minimum wage as older workers as he and other Labour candidates address a hustings of union members.

Schools' new rules on extremism

Schools are given legal obligations to support counter-extremism, but teachers raise concerns over 'spying'.

Incontinence implant problems 'rare'

Independent experts are reassuring women a common type of surgery for urinary incontinence is safe and effective.

Children's ward to partially close

A children's ward at a West Lothian hospital is to close to in-patients over the summer because of staff shortages.

Role for top schools in improvement

Top-performing council-run schools in England should be able to play a role in improving struggling schools, the Local Government Association says.


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