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Doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK are being issued with new guidelines to encourage honesty and openness with patients when things go wrong.
US pop star Lionel Richie draws the biggest crowd of this year's Glastonbury Festival before The Who close the event with a hit-packed performance.
Amir Paivar from the BBC's Persian Service explains how the sanctions on Iran affect the economy.
The organisers of a party at a water park in Taiwan are questioned after 498 people were injured when a fire suddenly erupted among the crowds.
Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.
A Japanese cat, which became a national celebrity when she was made a station master, is mourned at the station where she served.
Using smartphone technology to tackle disease in Sudan
Germany and the US go through a rocky patch
Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67, his bandmates say.
Why Iran nuclear deal could hasten Israeli military action
The death toll of Britons killed in the Tunisian gun attack will double to at least 30 once identification of victims is complete, the BBC understands.
Second New York State prison escapee David Sweat is in custody after being shot by police near the Canadian border, US officials say.
Australian politicians at both state and federal level have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media-Four Corners.
Dancing and riding to the unique music of zydeco
What, if anything, should social networks do about it?
Turning Wimbledon champ Kvitova into a global brand
The gunman who killed 38 at a beach near the Tunisian city of Sousse had help, officials say, as security is stepped up at tourist sites.
Greek banks are to close and capital controls imposed, the prime minister says, amid fears of a default and possible exit from the eurozone.
Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.
Chile's Gonzalo Jara is banned for three matches for appearing to poke his finger against Edinson Cavani's backside.