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Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive

Pro-government forces in Iraq launch an operation to drive Islamic State out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.

India heatwave toll passes 1,000

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.

Volcano erupts on Galapagos island

A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.

Gunmen target guesthouse in Kabul

Gunmen have unsuccessfully tried to storm a guesthouse in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.

Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

Libya PM 'escapes assassination bid'

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says he has survived an assassination attempt after his car was attacked by gunmen in the eastern city of Tobruk.

Strict oversight for Cleveland police

The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.

Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.

Obama loses immigration appeal

A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.

Air France flight 'missed mountain'

An Air France plane with 37 people on board narrowly missed hitting central Africa's highest mountain in early May, French investigators say.

Heavy rains put Houston underwater

At least three people have died in the Houston area after major flooding and tornadoes swept across the southern US and Mexico.

'Truffle thief' death trial begins

French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.

Violent Baltimore sees fewer arrests

The number of arrests made by Baltimore police in May has plummeted as shootings and homicides have dramatically increased.

BB King's death to be investigated

Blues legend BB King's death is investigated after his daughters claim he was deliberately given medication to induce diabetic shock.

Colombia Farc leader 'died in raid'

A senior Farc rebel commander, Roman Ruiz, is believed to be among five Colombian guerrilla fighters killed in a bombing raid on Monday.

Suriname poll: Governing party leads

The party of incumbent Surinamese President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead in parliamentary elections, preliminary results suggest.

'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks

The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.

Oshoala wins BBC Women's award

Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala is named as the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves

Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

Boy guilty of Austrian terror plot

A 14-year-old boy is convicted of terrorism offences in Austria, including a bomb plot potentially targeting a railway station in Vienna.

UK 'will not accept migrant quotas'

The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.

Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal

A senior member of the Qatar royal family has warned that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.

Iran trial begins for US reporter

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.

New laws promised in Queen's Speech

An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.

Family man dies at Dignitas centre

A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour dies at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.

Ireland to sell Aer Lingus stake

The Irish government agrees to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a deal which values the company at $78.7bn.

SpaceX cleared for military launches

The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.

Howe is LMA manager of the year

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is named the League Managers' Association manager of the year.


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