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The main Athens stock index, the Athex, plunges by 22.87% on Monday as trading resumes after a five-week closure.
US President Barack Obama is set to unveil what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia cuts short a holiday on the French Riviera where the closure of a beach for his security caused an uproar.
Nigeria's army says it has rescued 178 people, more than 100 of them children, from Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country.
Bra-wearing men and women stage a protest in Hong Kong after a woman is jailed for assaulting a police officer with her breast.
A Mexican photojournalist who said he was being threatened and harassed is found shot dead with four other people in a flat in Mexico City.
The Russian defence ministry grounds its fleet of Mi-28 attack helicopters after a fatal accident at an air show on Sunday.
Heavy monsoon rains in India kill more than 100 people in the past week and force tens of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, India's home ministry has said.
A nine-year-old boy dies after being accidentally hit in the head by a bat during a baseball game in the USA.
The speaker of the lower house of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, resigns over an expenses scandal.
Two distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food officials say.
Flying disc sports, including Ultimate Frisbee, are officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces he is dissolving parliament and calling a parliamentary election for 19 October.
Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.
A plane from Colombia's air force crashes in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board.
Wilmer Flores hits the winning run for New York Mets days after crying because he thought he was going to be traded.
A close aide of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is killed in an attack on his car in the capital, Bujumbura.
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
Malaysia urges other Indian Ocean islands to be on the lookout for more possible MH370 debris, after a wing part washes up on Reunion.
Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.
Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
Two Turkish soldiers are killed and dozens are wounded in a suicide attack near the border with Iran blamed on Kurdish PKK militants.
A teenage girl stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday dies from her wounds, doctors say.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates say 41 people will go on trial for trying to "seize power and establish a caliphate" in the Gulf nation.
Tributes are paid to singer, TV star and "national treasure" Cilla Black following her death at the age of 72.
Barnardo's receives £3m to fund a team of specialists to tackle child sex abuse in South Yorkshire.
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, shrank the most in two years in July as new orders fell more than expected.
Asian shares start August lower as disappointing economic data from the US and China weighed on investors' confidence.
The Treasury could begin the process of selling part of the government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland from Monday, according to BBC sources.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his players overcame a big psychological hurdle by beating Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello asks why the IAAF did not act on data appearing to expose widespread doping in athletics.
Arsene Wenger dismisses Karim Benzema link, Ashley Young to get new contract, Tottenham to take Soldado loss, plus more.
Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, dies at her home in southern Spain.
The cast of the new Marvel reboot admit they've yet to see the film, despite it coming out in a few days.
The final day of Lollapalooza music festival ends early after a second severe storm threatened Chicago.
The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is alarmed by claims that cheating may have been rife at some of the world's biggest athletics events.
A teenager who was attacked at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem last week dies from her injuries.
Australian and New Zealand forces are training Iraqi soldiers in the hope that their guidance will help in the fight against Islamic State militants.
A tram that survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack blast, has now been restored.
A group of former prisoners in South Africa are teaching other prisoners how to code, to help them find work on the outside.
A hitchhiking robot, HitchBOT, who has spent weeks travelling around Europe and Canada is smashed to pieces two weeks after arriving in the United States.
BBC weather presenter Ben Rich explains why Myanmar has seen so much rainfall and where the bad weather is heading next.
Singapore's skyline has dramatically changed in the past 50 years, reflecting changes in the fortunes of the country.
How a group of grannies funded their first trip to the sea
What does it take to be an ethical hacker?
What became of Hong Kong's youngest protest leader
Tackling gang violence in El Salvador with faith and factories
India's roadside tea seller who hawks his novels on Amazon
Atari's founder on treating business like a game