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One man decapitated and several hurt in suspected Islamist attack on factory near Lyon, French sources say.
David Cameron says he is delighted the process of "reform and renegotiation" of the UK's EU membership is under way, following a summit in Brussels.
At least 30 people are killed as al-Shabab gunmen attack a military base used by African Union peacekeepers in southern Somalia, witnesses say.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is having a medical at Arsenal today after the two clubs agreed a fee.
JK Rowling announces the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in London's West End next year.
Bankers expect the Greek government to do a deal with creditors, in the face of all present obstacles, because the consequences of failure are too dire to contemplate.
An Islamic court sentences nine people to death after finding them guilty of blasphemy in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
Paolo Guerrero scores a hat-trick as Peru beat Bolivia 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Copa America.
Investigators who have uncovered remains in a search for one of the Disappeared are "confident" that at least two bodies have been found.
Tesco says UK sales fell 1.3% in the three months to the end of May as the retailer continues to try to stem the flow of customers switching to discount chains.
France's interior minister has ordered the closure of the Uber service, following a day of protests by taxi drivers.
US distance runner Galen Rupp is backing his coach Alberto Salazar "100%" despite allegations he practised doping techniques.
Senior police could take the hit over the deaths of miners during a strike in South Africa in 2012, but politicians are likely to escape, writes Milton Nkosi.
Authorities in India's Gujarat state say incessant monsoon rains have caused widespread damage to public and private properties.
Ethiopia has begun operating the first space observatory in East Africa in an effort to promote astronomy.
The head of US intelligence says that China is the "leading suspect" in a huge data breach of US government personnel files.
The BBC spent an evening in Thessaloniki, tracking down three diverse voice of Greece's youth and asked them about their hopes and expectations for the talks in Brussels.
For a decade, our China Editor Carrie Gracie has followed the fortunes of one rural community being transformed into a city.
Japan has been dogged by deflation for years, but there are some costs that are rising, like the price of vegetables.
A 23-year-old pitcher is to become baseball's first openly gay professional when he takes the mound in a small league in California.