Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.
The way alcohol is sold in airports is to be examined after a number of incidents involving drunk passengers, new aviation minister Lord Ahmad says.
Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.
About half a million young people join Pope Francis for a rally in Krakow, Poland, where he urges them to open their hearts to refugees and migrants.
TV and radio presenter Chris Evans will face no further action concerning historic allegations of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Police say.
One Indonesian and three Nigerians are put to death for drug offences in Indonesia, the third round of executions under President Joko Widodo.
Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest man, according to Forbes.
The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.
Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.
A seven-year-old girl dies after an elephant throws a stone that hits her head in a Moroccan zoo.
A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise £10.3m to purchase it.
The moment Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
The BBC's Simon Jack explains why we need a new nuclear power station.
During his fourth convention speech, President Barack Obama said there had never been anybody "more qualified than Hillary Clinton" to be the president of the United States.
Russia says it is working to open 'exit corridors' to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC has been in contact with one family living under siege.
Dozens of workers at burger chain Byron have been arrested in raids by immigration officials, dividing social media users.
Dozens of people have died in Nepal after flash floods and landslides, caused by monsoon rains, swept through villages.
Pope Francis tripped and fell as he arrived for Holy Mass at the southern Black Madonna shrine of Czestochowa in Poland.
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A rare albino squirrel is spotted in a garden in East Grinstead, Sussex - the odds of one being born are thought to be about one in 100,000.
The Oscar-nominated screenwriters who wrote The Fighter are hired to write a film about Leicester City's surprise football Premier League win.
As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.
Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?
Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.
African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.
It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull's great political gamble backfired?
The results of European bank "stress tests" are being announced later on Friday, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.
What is it the Scottish government's named person scheme, and why is it so controversial?
A lone hacker is claiming responsibility for the hack on the US Democratic Party but is that person to be believed?
Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?
Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?
Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?
A spate of jihadist terror attacks has left France reeling - so why do they keep happening? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?
The go-ahead for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station and suggestions of a crackdown on alcohol at airports make the front pages.
A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.
Images from the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, where a priest was killed in an attack by two men claiming links to the so-called Islamic State group.
Images from different stages of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world voyage to promote renewable energy.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Rory McIlroy lies nine shots off the lead after a four-over 74 in the first round of the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol.
England batsman Joe Root says the questioning of his mental approach by a coach spurred him on to his career-best innings.
Mark Noble scores a penalty but West Ham struggle in a Europa League qualifying defeat in Slovenia.
Formula 1 bosses have voted against introducing the 'halo' head protection system in 2017, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone says.
Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.
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What you should do if you get stuck in a mammoth queue on a hot summer holiday weekend?
Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.
Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.
Two years ago Jo Milne became an internet sensation when footage of her hearing for the first time appeared on YouTube. Since then she has rekindled a long-lost friendship, enlisted the support of 1970s pop group The Osmonds and travelled to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children.
An attack on the public in France saw a film pulled from cinemas, a situation that TV networks and movie studios have often had to deal with in order to not appear insensitive or distasteful.
Technology has moved on fast since the 2012 London Olympics, particularly in data analytics. But is it giving some countries an unfair advantage?
Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.