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The Pentagon will lift its ban on openly transgender service personnel next month, US officials say.
The UK has its credit rating outlook downgraded to "negative" by leading financial agency Moody's, as outgoing PM David Cameron faces pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Venezuelan opposition leaders say they have validated enough signatures on a petition to move to the next stage in a process to remove President Maduro.
The result of the EU referendum puts Britain on a precipice where it has never been before, writes historian Lord Peter Hennessy.
No-one can predict the consequences of Britain's referendum result for the European Union, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.
In the London borough of Havering, 70% of voters chose to leave the European Union
Poles in the UK feel uncertain, and the country's government fears the loss of an ally at the Brussels negotiating table, writes Adam Easton in Warsaw.
A convicted UK child sex offender facing life in jail after paying a US undercover agent for sex with a boy, ran an online group looking for children to abuse, court papers show.
Brexit is a political earthquake for the EU and hard bargaining lies ahead, Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform writes.
Eurosceptic economist Prof Tim Congdon argues that the UK can prosper like Hong Kong, trading freely outside the EU.
Rock band Muse say little, but earn their place as the first headliners of this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to hold a cabinet meeting in Edinburgh to discuss her government's response to the UK voting to leave the EU.
At least 20 people die in devastating flooding in the US state of West Virginia, according to state officials.
As the UK voted to leave the EU, the BBC's Nick Robinson took a road trip the length of the country to gauge the result.
Wales and Northern Ireland bid for their first European Championship quarter-final when they meet in Saturday's last-16 tie.
Wall Street and the FTSE 100 both fall sharply in a wild day of trading after the UK votes to leave the European Union.
The mayor of Calais wants changes to a deal which allows Britain to carry out immigration checks on the French side of the English Channel, after a UK vote to leave the EU.
Alex Hales and Jason Roy both score centuries as England sweep aside Sri Lanka to win the second ODI by 10 wickets.
EU leaders are to meet to discuss the UK's "divorce" from the organisation after a historic referendum result.