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German stamp marks World Cup win

July 14, 2014 - 1:24pm
Germany is to issue a stamp celebrating its team's victory in the football World Cup, after printing five million before the final match was held.

Iran's washing-up liquid protest

July 14, 2014 - 1:20pm
Why this image from Iran has been shared around the world

South Africa strike halts car makers

July 14, 2014 - 1:06pm
Toyota to close down production as a strike by South Africa's metal workers begins to take its toll.

Gaza fire traded on seventh day

July 14, 2014 - 12:43pm
Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel continue, on the seventh day of Israel's operation against Palestinian militants.

Malala meets Nigeria's leader

July 14, 2014 - 12:35pm
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai meets Nigeria's president to press for more action to free the schoolgirls held by Islamist militants.

Contador pulls out of Tour de France

July 14, 2014 - 12:35pm
Alberto Contador of Spain pulls out of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 to reclaim the yellow jersey.

Sotheby's to auction art on eBay

July 14, 2014 - 12:31pm
International art auction house Sotheby's and online marketplace eBay announce the creation of a web platform to allow viewers to bid on and buy art.

Costa Concordia wreck refloated

July 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is afloat as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history makes progress.

Farah's fitness in doubt for Games

July 14, 2014 - 11:40am
Mo Farah tells the BBC he will take a decision "further down the line" on whether he will compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Butler-Sloss quits abuse inquiry

July 14, 2014 - 11:26am
Baroness Butler-Sloss steps down as the head of an inquiry into historical child abuse - the home secretary responds by insisting she does not regret appointing her.

BBC Breakfast line-up confirmed

July 14, 2014 - 11:19am
The presenter line-up for BBC Breakfast is cemented, with Naga Munchetty confirmed as a co-host alongside Charlie Stayt.

Church to decide on women bishops

July 14, 2014 - 11:12am
The Church of England has a second opportunity to approve the introduction of women bishops in a crucial vote of its ruling General Synod later.

Citigroup pays $7bn in settlement

July 14, 2014 - 11:05am
Banking giant Citigroup will pay $7bn (£4bn) to US authorities to settle an investigation into risky sub-prime mortgages.

France sets up anti-Islamist force

July 14, 2014 - 10:23am
France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.

VIDEO: Can campaign still bring girls back?

July 14, 2014 - 10:18am
It has been three months since Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria.

Ukraine 'bombs Luhansk targets'

July 14, 2014 - 10:02am
The Ukrainian air force says it has hit targets near the city of Luhansk, as troops try to push pro-Russian rebels away from the airport.

Woods, Cabrera & Stenson in Open group

July 14, 2014 - 9:59am
Tiger Woods is in the same group as Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson for the first round of the 2014 Open.

EU seeks women for top jobs

July 14, 2014 - 9:59am
EU seeks women for some of its top jobs

Man Utd signs £750m Adidas kit deal

July 14, 2014 - 9:09am
Adidas will pay £75m a season to make Manchester United's kit for the next 10 years, after Nike ended its 13-year partnership.

VIDEO: Church holding women bishops vote

July 14, 2014 - 8:53am
Members of the Church of England's ruling body, the General Synod, are preparing for a vote on whether to create female bishops.