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Greece needs even more money - IMF 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:54:52 GMT 
    Greece will need an extra 50bn euros over the next three years to stabilise its finances under the existing, disputed bailout plans, the IMF says.


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.


US gunman's sister in wedding appeal 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:17:13 GMT 
    The sister of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing 9 people at a black church in South Carolina, launches an appeal to raise money for her wedding.


Palmyra statues 'destroyed by IS' 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:44:41 GMT 
    The Islamic State group publishes photos of militants destroying what it says are six statues looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria.


Nigerians shot dead after prayers 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:35:25 GMT 
    At least 40 people have been killed by Islamist militants near the north-east Nigerian town of Monguno, residents there tell the BBC.


First US measles death in 12 years 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:57:20 GMT 
    Health authorities confirm that the death of a woman in Washington state earlier this year was the first US fatality from measles in 12 years.


US makes Fifa extradition request 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:34:26 GMT 
    The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities say.


Eight held over Tunisia gun attack 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:31:58 GMT 
    Eight suspects, including a woman, remain in custody on suspicion of being linked to Friday's deadly attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse, a minister says.


French woman jailed for baby murders 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:53:54 GMT 
    A court in northern France sentences a woman to nine years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies between over a decade.


Feuding ukulele bands in court 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:50:02 GMT 
    A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.


Irish singer Val Doonican dies 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:20:21 GMT 
    Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican dies aged 88.


Nadal stunned by qualifier Brown 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:42:09 GMT 
    Rafael Nadal makes an early exit from Wimbledon for the fourth year in a row as he loses to German qualifier Dustin Brown.


VIDEO: Varoufakis: '100% chance of success' 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:42:09 GMT 
    Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he believes there is "100% chance of success" in reaching agreement on the Greek bailout.


VIDEO: ‘Irreversible change’ to sea life from CO2 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:48:41 GMT 
    A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.


VIDEO: Replica 18th Century ship due in US 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:12:42 GMT 
    The French frigate Hermione is a replica of a ship that sailed to the US in the 18th Century and is recreating that journey.
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