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Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:58:40 GMT 
    The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.


Ukraine far-right in war march 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:38:42 GMT 
    A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.


Dutch police detain 200 after riot 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:18:18 GMT 
    Dutch police detain about 200 people in The Hague after rioting sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody.


Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:04:12 GMT 
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".


Colombia has first legal euthanasia 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:31:26 GMT 
    A Colombian man with terminal cancer becomes the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia, in a move opposed by the Church.


Iran nuclear deal 'never closer' 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:21:15 GMT 
    Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.


Mosque blast 'kills Syria militants' 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:48:40 GMT 
    At least 25 members of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, die in a blast at a mosque in Idlib province, activists say.


Reddit apologises after staff sacking 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:52:08 GMT 
    Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.


BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:36 GMT 
    BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Last UK bodies returned from Tunisia 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:42:39 GMT 
    The final five bodies of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are flown back to the UK.


Tories to change inheritance tax rule 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:40:28 GMT 
    Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.


Two London Syria girls 'have married' 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:59:28 GMT 
    The families of two east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria are "distraught" after learning they have married, a solicitor says.


PM plans to boost home ownership 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:04:28 GMT 
    Prime Minister David Cameron says the Budget will include a package of measures to help people buy their own home and boost house building.


In Pictures: A modern biplane factory 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:59:32 GMT 
    Inside a modern biplane factory recreating aircraft of the 1930s


Week in pictures: 27 June - 3 July 2015 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:49:14 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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