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The UK commitment to a rapid reaction force being set up by Nato is to be extended by three years, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
Britpop heroes Blur headline day two of the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is "sorry" banned Brazil forward and Barcelona team-mate Neymar will miss the Copa America.
Sixteen-year-old Candace Hill runs a time that would have seen her finish seventh in the women's 100m at the 2012 Olympics.
All newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September - the first scheme of its kind in the world.
More than 20,000 gathered at Stonehenge to mark this year's summer solstice, police say.
Thousands attend a mass yoga session in the Indian capital, Delhi, to mark the first International Yoga Day.
Manchester United close in on Schweinsteiger, Manchester City to make £50m Sterling bid, new deal for Wilshere, plus more.
The moment news of Napoleon's defeat reached the shores of Britain in 1815 is being re-enacted, concluding a week of commemorations.
Russian state accounts frozen by Belgium in a move condemned by Moscow have been unblocked, Belgium's foreign minister says
Thousands take part in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.
Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme.
Australia's Jason Day battles vertigo to join Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace in a share of the US Open lead.
A lone protester in Guatemala receives a hero's welcome after covering more than 200 km (125 miles) in a protest against corruption.
Pictures of the high coiffure on the Ivorian catwalks
The ice cream parlour that survived war and missiles
Images appear online purportedly showing Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof with firearms and burning the US flag.
A 150-year old Galapagos tortoise has been put down in California after suffering from arthritis and numerous other ailments.
China has been building new islands in the South China Sea to the alarm of its neighbours.
A small robot, the same size as an 8-year-old child, is the star of an opera performance at Berlin's Komische Oper.