Creditors press Greece for debt plan

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear fresh proposals from Greece after a referendum rejected the terms of an international bailout.

US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.

Bill to ban Confederate flag passes

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

South Carolina's Senate passes a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol following the killing of nine black people at a church in June.

Ten dead and dozens shot in Chicago

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.

Canadian 'bombed divorce lawyer'

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

A man in Winnipeg, Canada, is charged with attempted murder after sending bombs to law firms that represented him or his ex-wife in the past.

Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Jerry Weintraub - the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films - dies in California aged 77, US media say.

Man charged for balloon-chair flight

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

A Canadian man who tied about 100 helium balloons to a garden chair and flew over the city of Calgary is charged with causing mischief.

Hungary MPs approve border fence

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Hungarian MPs pass legislation to give the government the power to close the borders to all migrants and build a border fence.

Iraqi jet accidentally bombs Baghdad

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

"Technical problem" causes bomb to fall from Iraqi jet over Baghdad, killing at least eight civilians.

Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into "safe mode" at the weekend, the mission team says.

Record migration overwhelms Lesbos

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, overwhelming local authorities, local police say.

Pope draws huge crowds in Ecuador

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil to see Pope Francis celebrate mass.

Egyptians lambast 'ugly' new Nefertiti statue

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

The unveiling of a ugly copy of a famously beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti caused Egyptians to mock the authorities - and the current state of art in the country.

Lionesses welcomed home with 'sexist' FA tweet

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

A tweet from an account run by England's Football Association was quickly deleted Monday after immediately running into controversy.

Peeking into the brain's filing system

Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Neuroscientists are building up a surprisingly clear picture of exactly where our memories live.

Puerto Rico: The Caribbean's Greece?

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

With $72bn debt, Puerto Rico is being called "the Greece of the Caribbean". The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue looks at what went wrong - and what happens next.

David v Goliath as islands dispute goes to court

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

The South China Sea dispute goes to a UN tribunal on Tuesday, but so far China has refused to take part.

48 hours to keep Greece in euro

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Greece's economy minister tells me, in an exclusive interview, how the Syriza government hopes to keep his country in the euro, after the "no" vote.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Driver survives massive Nascar crash

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Nascar driver Austin Dillon survived a massive last-lap crash on Monday that saw his car hurdled upside down into protective fencing.