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An MSP launches a bid to increase the age at which children can be held responsible for crimes they have committed.
As international talks over Iran's nuclear programme come down to the wire, the success or failure to strike a deal could be make or break for President Hassan Rouhani, says analyst Dr Massoumeh Torfeh.
It may be time to start picturing a world in which the animals we care about most will only be safe in areas that are properly guarded.
What kind of language is acceptable and how does society come to a decision? asks John McManus.
Howling blues to twisted love with DJ Rita Ray
The gadget that left a nine-year-old boy speechless
A dog-meat festival this week in south-western China reminded the BBC's Juliana Liu of one of the most traumatic days of her childhood.
The lure of a bright blue target is helping to reduce numbers of tsetse flies which pass on the parasite responsible for sleeping sickness.
A 52-year-old man who survived the Tunisia resort attack tells BBC News how he and his wife ran through the hotel grounds as the explosions began, and that he was pursued by the gunman.
Serena Williams reveals she has been using the grass courts of golf great Jack Nicklaus as she looks for a sixth Wimbledon title.
There is strong reason to believe that two more Irish people have died in an attack on a Tunisian beach resort, the Irish government has said.
A man suspected of an attack on a factory in France sent a selfie where he posed with the severed head of his boss, security sources say.
A judge in Argentina orders the seizure of assets of firms drilling for oil around the Falklands, but it is unclear how it can be enforced.
Thousands of people take to the streets of London for this year's Pride Parade.
A British survivor of the Tunisian attack says his wife's life could have been saved when bullets struck her handbag.
One of the world's largest and smelliest flowers blossoms for the first time in Scotland after 12 years.
Britain's Andy Murray, the 2013 champion, heads into Wimbledon in confident mood after claiming three titles in two months.
PM Alexis Tsipras has called a referendum on proposals from Greece's creditors that he has already condemned as contravening European values. Is the Athens government heading for default and ultimately departure from the euro?
Armed Forces Day is marked across the UK with the Red Arrows staging a fly-past at the national event in Guildford.
Formula E will be more popular than Formula 1 in five years, according to Virgin Racing chief Sir Richard Branson.