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Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash

Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash

Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, dies along with two others in a boat crash aged 24.
Tokyo quake drill focuses on tourist language barrier

Tokyo quake drill focuses on tourist language barrier

Simulated evacuation from Japan's tallest building uses handheld translation devices.
Migrant crisis: Hungary police recruit 'border-hunters'

Migrant crisis: Hungary police recruit 'border-hunters'

A Hungarian police advert is recruiting for 3,000 "border-hunters" to join guards at a razor-wire fence built to keep migrants out.
Detailing Hiroshima

Detailing Hiroshima

Seventy years have passed since the publication of a report hailed as one of the greatest pieces of journalism ever written - one that described the terrible effects of the atomic bomb.
Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87

Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87

US doctor Donald Henderson, who led a successful campaign to wipe out smallpox worldwide, has died at the age of 87.
Native American protesters disrupt work on oil pipeline

Native American protesters disrupt work on oil pipeline

A group of Native American protesters halts work on a large oil pipeline in the US state of North Dakota.
New York imam shooting suspect charged with murder

New York imam shooting suspect charged with murder

Police in New York charge a man with murder in connection with the killing of an imam and his aide at the weekend.
A race like no other

A race like no other

With the Democratic and Republican parties having chosen their candidates, Jonathan Marcus takes a look at the implications for US foreign policy under a Clinton or Trump presidency.
Hashtag ban

Hashtag ban

The United States Olympic Committee have been accused of bullying companies who want to talk about #Rio2016
Turkey failed coup: Tens of thousands in pro-democracy rally

Turkey failed coup: Tens of thousands in pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of people from both opposition and government parties demonstrate in a rally in Istanbul to condemn the country's attempted coup.
Couple build 'fairytale' castle in Transylvania

Couple build 'fairytale' castle in Transylvania

Pair build eco-castle in Romania's Carpathian mountains using only natural materials.
Chilcot report: The aftermath of intervention in Iraq

Chilcot report: The aftermath of intervention in Iraq

The violence which erupted in Iraq in 2003 has continued to this day.
El Chapo: Mexico judge halts extradition to US

El Chapo: Mexico judge halts extradition to US

A judge in Mexico temporarily halts the extradition of the country's most notorious drugs lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to the US.
VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader

VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader

German carmaker Volkswagen plans huge investment to launch 30 all-electric models as it repositions itself as a "green" transport leader.
French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian "hooligans" who travelled to Marseille "well-prepared for violence".
Mechanical donkey

Mechanical donkey

A monthly agricultural auction in England draws bidders from around the world. But why do two old Massey Ferguson tractors remain so popular?
Turkey 0-1 Croatia

Turkey 0-1 Croatia

Luka Modric's 25-yard volley earns a dominant Croatia victory over Turkey in their opening Euro 2016 fixture in Paris.
Four killed in Tel Aviv shooting

Four killed in Tel Aviv shooting

Two Palestinian gunmen shoot dead four people at a popular open-air market in central Tel Aviv, Israeli police say.
Peru election: Kuczynski leads narrowly

Peru election: Kuczynski leads narrowly

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes a slight lead over opponent Keiko Fujimori as votes are counted in Peru's presidential election.
VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France

VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France

Parts of northern France have been hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain swept the region.