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'Final deadline' for Greece debt plan 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:54:52 GMT 
    The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday.


US Army 'to cut 40,000 troops' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:17:27 GMT 
    The US Army is planning to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, according to US media reports.


Obama hosts Vietnam communist leader 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:21:31 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama meets Vietnam's Communist Party leader at the White House, the first such meeting since relations were normalised 20 years ago.


French kill hostage-swap militant 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:15:22 GMT 
    French special forces kill a militant Islamist in Mali who was said to have been freed in exchange for the release of French citizen Serge Lazarevic.


More charges for US church 'gunman' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:59:13 GMT 
    The man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in the US is charged with three additional counts of attempted murder.


WHO 'unfit for health emergencies' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:21:16 GMT 
    The Ebola crisis proves the World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies, says a damning independent report, commissioned by the WHO itself.


Nation remembers 7/7 bombing victims 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:33:20 GMT 
    Services are held to remember the "ocean of pain" caused by the London bombings, in which 52 people died and more than 700 were hurt a decade ago.


Two killed in mid-air US plane crash 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:36:55 GMT 
    Two people die when a small plane collides with a F-16 fighter jet in South Carolina, sending debris into a nearby mobile home park.


Iran talks to continue past deadline 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:36:06 GMT 
    Talks between world powers and Iran on a comprehensive nuclear agreement will continue past Tuesday's deadline, the EU's foreign policy chief says.


US cruise company to sail to Cuba 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:40:15 GMT 
    The world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corp, says it has received approval from the US government to offer trips to Cuba from Miami.


Queen death tweet 'a serious breach' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:37:15 GMT 
    The BBC reporter who sent a tweet mistakenly claiming the Queen had died committed "a serious breach" of guidelines, the BBC Trust says.


Williams sets up Sharapova semi-final 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:47:46 GMT 
    Serena Williams recovers from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka and set up a Wimbledon semi-final against Maria Sharapova.


VIDEO: Key moments of 7/7 anniversary events 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:07:30 GMT 
    Events have taken place, including a service at St Paul's Cathedral, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7 July terrorist attacks that killed 52 people in London.


VIDEO: Juncker: 'I was texting Tsipras' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:32:16 GMT 
    Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, hits back at comments about his mobile phone use in the European Parliament.


VIDEO: Uncertain life in an Athens market 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:31:01 GMT 
    Mark Lowen asks people in a suburb of Athens how they are coping with the fiscal uncertainty in Greece.
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