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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.

Sanctions on South Sudan generals 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:17:44 GMT 
    The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.

Mystery surrounds India health survey 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:31:06 GMT 
    The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.

Pakistan train canal plunge kills 12 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:39:51 GMT 
    At least 12 people have been killed in Pakistan after a train carrying hundreds of soldiers derails and plunges into a canal.

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.

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.

Colombia coca farmers boost output 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:20:55 GMT 
    Colombian coca farmers increased cultivation area by 44% last year for fear any peace deal may lead to eradication, the UN says.

Mexico police charged with torture 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:13:13 GMT 
    Seven Mexican police officers are charged with torturing witnesses of the Tlatlaya killings to allegedly force them to give false evidence.

Saudi prince to give away $32bn 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:40:40 GMT 
    Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.

Egypt vows to pursue IS in Sinai 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:58:24 GMT 
    Egypt says its army will continue its offensive in the Sinai Peninsula until it is cleared of Islamic State militants, after clashes killed more than 100 people.

Mass evacuation after US derailment 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:13:45 GMT 
    More than 5,000 residents are evacuated in the US state of Tennessee after a train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire.

Jim Webb joins 2016 presidential race 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:49:30 GMT 
    Vietnam veteran and former US Senator Jim Webb launches his bid for president, joining other Democrats taking on front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:03:26 GMT 
    MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

NHS 'lags behind other nations' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:25:58 GMT 
    The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.

Top charity boss asked to step down 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:28:28 GMT 
    The Cabinet Office is withholding £3m unless Kids Company moves on its chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.
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