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VIDEO: Anti-IS campaign 'will not be quick' 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:34:44 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama says there is progress in the campaign against Islamic State militants, but emphasises that ''it will not be quick''.

VIDEO: Spain bull runners describe injuries 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:28:08 GMT 
    Some of those taking part in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona have been describing their experience.

VIDEO: One killed in US ice cave collapse 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:34 GMT 
    Authorities in the US have reported one person dead and several others injured after part of an ice cave collapse in Washington.

VIDEO: Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Ecuador 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:07:49 GMT 
    Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil to greet Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate an open-air mass.

VIDEO: Five banking headaches facing Greeks 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:24:15 GMT 
    Ros Atkins explains the banking restrictions and the impact are they having on everyday life in Greece.

Europe's debt decision on Greece down to politics 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:32:27 GMT 
    A eurozone deal on Greece seems most unlikely but a decision is ultimately political so should not be ruled out entirely, says Chris Morris.

David v Goliath as islands dispute goes to court 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:07:20 GMT 
    The South China Sea dispute goes to a UN tribunal on Tuesday, but so far China has refused to take part.

Combative new star of the French right 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:23:05 GMT 
    Hugh Schofield interviews Florian Philippot, the man credited with a major role in the rise of the Front National in France.

Where do eurozone countries stand? 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:40:28 GMT 
    Agreeing to a fresh bailout deal for Greece will have consequences for many European nations, but who is willing to compromise and who plans to stand firm?

What will China's investment do for Latin America? 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:56:35 GMT 
    China is investing heavily in many Latin American countries, but is it the action of a friend or a foe, asks Katy Watson.

VIDEO: What's causing unrest in Lesotho? 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:28:33 GMT 
    Lesotho, a tiny kingdom surrounded by South Africa, has seen a rise in political unrest following indecisive elections earlier this year.

Miss Universe defends keeping crown 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:51:47 GMT 
    The reigning Miss Universe defends keeping her crown despite a row between the pageant owner Donald Trump and her home country Colombia.

YouTube gamer PewDiePie 'earns $7m' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:33:08 GMT 
    YouTube's most popular star PewDiePie earns $7m, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen.

Libor trader says managers knew 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:15:01 GMT 
    A trader accused of manipulating the Libor rate has told a court that senior managers knew what he was doing.

Open courts demanded for EU-US trade 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:18:28 GMT 
    The European Parliament says an EU-US trade deal, known as TTIP, must not allow private courts to handle investment disputes.
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Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide’  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:37:19 GMT
Bookends: Do Moralists Make Bad Novelists?  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:30:26 GMT
‘Among the Ten Thousand Things,’ by Julia Pierpont  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:00:19 GMT
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'No new Greek plan' before summit  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:59:39 GMT
French kill hostage-swap militant  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:15:22 GMT
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