Rain and flood warnings persist Sun, 08 Jul 2012
Dozens of flood warnings remain in place across Britain, including one severe one, with more heavy rainfall forecast for some areas later.
Southern Russia floods kill 144 Sun, 08 Jul 2012
More than 144 people have been killed as flash floods swept through parts of the Krasnodar region in southern Russia, officials say.
Karzai urges help for 'progress' Sun, 08 Jul 2012
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai urges continued international support to safeguard progress in his country, as donors pledge $16bn in aid.
Women bishops vote facing delay Sun, 08 Jul 2012
There are growing signs that a key vote on the contentious issue of women bishops will be postponed by the Church of England's ruling synod.
Count begins after Libya election Sun, 08 Jul 2012
Votes are being counted in Libya's first national election since the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi, with a good turnout reported.
Andy Murray v Fred Perry Sun, 08 Jul 2012
How does Scot measure up against 1936 Wimbledon winner?
Cholera reaches the Cuban capital Sun, 08 Jul 2012
The BBC learns that a patient has been diagnosed with cholera in the Cuban capital, Havana, days after the deaths of three people in the south-east.
Gifts are secret of firefly sex Sun, 08 Jul 2012
Male fireflies with the biggest Male fireflies with the biggest “nuptial giftsMale fireflies with the biggest “nuptial gifts”, rather than the insects with the flashiest bodies, win over the females, say scientists.
Jack Abramoff on CNN: Why does US TV book bad guys? Sun, 08 Jul 2012
Why does US TV book disgraced public figures as pundits?
China dismisses Japan plan to buy disputed islands Sun, 08 Jul 2012
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said it would continue to take "necessary measures" to safeguard its sovereignty over a number of disputed islands in the East China Sea after Japan said it was considering a plan to "buy" them from private landowners. The uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, have long been the centre of maritime territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, all of which cite historical and other claims over fishing areas and potentially rich gas deposits. ...
Ecowas urges Mali unity cabinet Sun, 08 Jul 2012
West African leaders call for a unity government and interational military intervention in Mali, to restore stability after a military coup in March.
Mexicans protest over poll winner Sat, 07 Jul 2012
Tens of thousands of people in Mexico City demonstrate against the result of the presidential election, alleging fraud and vote-buying.
Independence campaign board named Sat, 07 Jul 2012
The names of eight members of the board which will lead the campaign group for Scottish independence are announced.
Hague welcomes Libyan elections Sat, 07 Jul 2012
The foreign secretary welcomes Libya's first free national election for decades as "a historic step towards freedom and accountability".
Hollande plans new 'genocide law' Sat, 07 Jul 2012
French President Francois Hollande says he plans a new law punishing denial that the 1915-16 killing of Armenians was genocide.
Man held after couple shot dead Sat, 07 Jul 2012
Police question a 45-year-old man after a couple in their 60s are found shot dead in a house in Greater Manchester.
VIDEO: Close-up: Berlin's bear-pit karaoke Sat, 07 Jul 2012
The Berliners who perform outdoors every Sunday
AUDIO: Martina: What cancer taught me Sat, 07 Jul 2012
Former Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova describes the impact breast cancer diagnosis had on her life.
VIDEO: Voting ended in Libya election Sat, 07 Jul 2012
Libyans have been voting in their first free national election for 60 years.
3 Chinese miners rescued after 3 days underground Sat, 07 Jul 2012
China has pulled to safety the first three of about a dozen miners trapped underground for more than three days in a flooded coal mine pit.
Briton Marray wins doubles title Sat, 07 Jul 2012
Jonathan Marray becomes the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title for 76 years
Court orders IRA tapes handover Sat, 07 Jul 2012
A US appeal court rules that interviews given by former IRA bomber Dolores Price should be handed over to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Britain awaits Murray v Federer Sat, 07 Jul 2012
A huge TV audience is expected later as Andy Murray bids to become the first British man to win Wimbledon for 76 years, when he takes on six-time champion Roger Federer.
West African heads urge Mali to act over militants Sat, 07 Jul 2012
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - West African leaders urged Mali's politicians on Saturday to urgently form a national unity government and request U.N. backing for troops from the ECOWAS regional bloc to help in the fight against al Qaeda-linked militants occupying the north. Once seen as an example of African democracy, Mali was plunged into chaos in March after troops toppled the president, leaving a power vacuum that enabled separatist Tuareg rebels, back by Islamists, to seize nearly two-thirds of the country. ...
Libyans flock to historic polls Sat, 07 Jul 2012
Libyans vote in the first national election since the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi, with a high turnout reported.
VIDEO: Torch security team tackle cyclist Sat, 07 Jul 2012
The Olympic torch security team has tackled a young cyclist during the relay's Suffolk leg.
Olympic torch to go for a punt Sat, 07 Jul 2012
The Olympic flame will go for a punt along the River Cam in Cambridgeshire before making its way onto Luton on day 51 of the torch relay.
Scaled back gay pride takes place Sat, 07 Jul 2012
London's cash-strapped gay World Pride event takes place without the traditional floats and street party.
Man rescued off County Down coast Sat, 07 Jul 2012
A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling on rocks and into the sea on the County Down coast near Ardglass.
Parachutist dies following jump Sat, 07 Jul 2012
A parachutist dies after coming down in a field in Cockerham, near Lancaster, a spokeswoman for Northwest Ambulance Service says