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Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip continue to trade fire after Israel vows to press on with its offensive to stop rocket attacks.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury says he will back a bid to make it legal for terminally ill people in England and Wales to get help to end their lives.
Iraqi forces and affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners in June while fleeing advancing Isis militants, a rights group says.
A petrol bomb attack has "gutted" a centre that houses community services in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, according to the woman in charge of the building.
Iraqi Kurdish forces have taken over two oilfields amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish sources say.
Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women are taking part in 12 July celebrations across Northern Ireland.
A man accused of murdering a healthcare assistant at a Gloucester hospital for the mentally ill is remanded in custody.
US Secretary of State John Kerry holds fresh talks with the two candidates of the Afghan presidential vote who accuse each other of electoral fraud.
Assembly presiding officer and Newport West AM Dame Rosemary Butler will not stand for election in 2016, she confirms.
The secret police that ran its own football team
Three men are injured in separate knife attacks in north, east and south Belfast overnight.
A report obtained by the BBC reveals 23 Suffolk police officers and staff were sacked or resigned for misconduct over two years.
As the World Cup draws to a close, football fans in Lebanon have been enjoying the action - despite the fact that their country has not been involved in the tournament.
Watch and listen to how fans from other parts of the world experienced some of the World Cup's best goals.
Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of influential US punk band The Ramones, has died aged 65, the group announces.
Police arrest a 21-year-old man in connection with the death of Jean Campbell, whose body was found in a Glasgow park.
The government is urged to clamp down on untaxed foreign vehicles, as the RAC warns they are costing the UK millions of pounds a year.
As day one closed at T in the Park, Biffy Clyro performed for the 10th time at the festival.
The Parole Board says it will have to hold about 11,500 more hearings every year for prisoners who want to be released - even though there is no prospect of them being let out.
The number of eye patients waiting more than nine months to see a consultant has more than doubled in a year, BBC Wales learns.