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Williams makes shock Wimbledon exit

June 28, 2014 - 2:54pm
Serena Williams suffers her earliest Wimbledon defeat since 2005 as she loses to France's Alize Cornet in the third round.

Cameron under fire after EU defeat

June 28, 2014 - 2:42pm
David Cameron comes under fire after his defeat in a row over the new European Commission president, but a cabinet minister says he was "brave".

Nadal and Federer reach round four

June 28, 2014 - 2:28pm
Rafael Nadal recovers from losing the first set for the third match in a row, while Roger Federer also wins at Wimbledon.

UK celebrates Armed Forces Day

June 28, 2014 - 2:11pm
Events are held across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day, with thousands of services personnel taking part.

Prince visits fire-hit Chilean homes

June 28, 2014 - 1:59pm
Prince Harry visits a Chilean shanty town community where homes were destroyed and thousands were left homeless by wildfires in April.

VIDEO: Gay pride around the world

June 28, 2014 - 1:21pm
People in London, Paris and Singapore have gathered to celebrate gay rights.

South Africa 55-6 Scotland

June 28, 2014 - 12:49pm
Scotland slip to a crushing defeat in their final tour match against an inexperienced South Africa side in Port Elizabeth.

Sharapova barrage sees off Riske

June 28, 2014 - 12:43pm
Fifth seed and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova beats American Alison Riske 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Stars pay tribute to 'legend' Womack

June 28, 2014 - 12:25pm
Some of the biggest names in music pay tribute to singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who died on Friday at the age of 70.

Ryanair jets collide at airport

June 28, 2014 - 12:20pm
An investigation is launched after two Ryanair jets are damaged in a collision on the ground at Stansted Airport.

Suarez 'lost balance' in bite incident

June 28, 2014 - 11:20am
Uruguay's Luis Suarez says he lost his balance and did not bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Flogging a lovely horse

June 28, 2014 - 11:00am
An Irish parliamentary committee rules against a public petition to enter a song from the Father Ted comedy programme into next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Xi promises Chinese soft power

June 28, 2014 - 10:49am
Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will never seek to impose its will on other nations, no matter how strong it becomes.

New clashes test Ukraine ceasefire

June 28, 2014 - 9:05am
A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine comes under increasing strain amid fresh clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists.

Thousands attend Singapore gay rally

June 28, 2014 - 9:03am
An annual gay rally in Singapore draws thousands amid an unprecedented backlash led by religious groups.

Several dead in north Nigeria blast

June 28, 2014 - 8:32am
At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police say.

BT apologises for broadband outage

June 28, 2014 - 8:19am
BT apologises after "many" users in the UK had problems connecting to the internet, but says the issue has now been resolved.

Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70

June 28, 2014 - 7:39am
Legendary soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack, who worked alongside many of the greatest musicians of the 20th Century, dies at 70.

VIDEO: What is ordinary life like in Kabul?

June 28, 2014 - 7:03am
The BBC's Bill Turnbull has been meeting residents of the Afghan capital Kabul to see what life there is really like - and if it is any safer.

VIDEO: Lanterns light up Ramadan festivities

June 28, 2014 - 6:55am
Cairo's streets light up for Ramadan as demand for the traditional lantern rises.