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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
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Invitation made despite continuing controversy over their summit in Helsinki; the painful experiences of women forcibly sterilised in Peru. And, the skeletons in Alexandria's mysterious black sarcophagus .
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The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hails a "defining moment" as Israeli Arab MPs condemn the legislation, Also: new British Brexit secretary set for Brussels talks and thirteen basketball players have been suspended for a mass brawl during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month.
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The White House insists Russia is a threat to the US, contradicting previous statements. It comes amid a flurry of criticism after President Trump appeared to side with Moscow instead of his own intelligence agencies, over Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Also: a Turkish court has dashed hopes that an American pastor will be freed, and scientists have discovered a baby snake preserved in amber that lived ninety-nine million years ago.
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12 boys rescued from flooded cave in Thailand have spoken publicly about their ordeal.



Also, EU imposes $5 Billion fine on Google, a report from Yemen's frontline as UN warns of civilians' suffering, mixed feelings in South Africa on Nelson Mandela's centenary, and are our earliest memories real or not ?
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The US president now says he accepts the view that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Also: British government survives key Brexit trade vote and astronomers find twelve new moons around Jupiter.
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European Union and Japan sign free trade deal covering nearly a third of global GDP.



Also, Spain considers changing law on sexual consent, Trump under attack at home after summit with Putin, debate over ethics of altering DNA of human embryos, and how a tourist narrowly escaped 'lava bomb' on Hawaii boat.
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President Trump defends Russia over claims of interference in 2016 presidential election. After discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote. The two men held closed-door talks in the Finnish capital Helsinki. Also: a Thailand-based British cave diver is considering legal action against the entrepreneur Elon Musk, and remnants of possibly the world's oldest bread has been discovered in Jordan.
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US President Donald Trump has face-to-face meeting in Finnish capital with Vladimir Putin.



Also, Eritrea re-opens its embassy in Ethiopian capital for first time in 20 years, South African township where one-third of men claim to be rapists, anger in US over 'justice on the toss of a coin', and could newly-discovered Stanley Kubrick script be turned into a film ?
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The French team beat Croatia 4:2 in Moscow, also: Donald Trump arrives in Helsinki for meeting with Vladimir Putin and the right-wing protesters trying to protect Franco's tomb.
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Despite reports of an earlier truce, both sides are believed to be still exchanging fire. Also: In Nicaragua, dozens of students who took refuge from security forces and pro government militia in a church have been allowed to leave after Roman Catholic clergy intervene, and President Trump's visit to the UK is continuing to cause controversy.
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The president speaks warmly about Theresa May hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plans emerged. Also: A suicide bomber has killed at least 128 people at a campaign rally in south-western Pakistan and scientists are about to open the largest Egyptian sarcophagus ever discovered in Alexandria.
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President Trump has denied that he criticised the British prime minister in a newspaper interview. He's also said a US trade deal with the UK was possible once it left the EU - contradicting his earlier comments. Also, Pakistan's former prime minister flies home facing immediate imprisonment, and there are fears of disease breaking out as a result of Japan's devastating floods.
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President Trump has said the UK will "probably not" get a trade deal with the US, if the prime minister's Brexit plan goes ahead. Also: Deraa, the birthplace of the Syria uprising, has been retaken by government forces, the landmark murder case of Emmett Till has been reopened in the US after 63 years and scientists find out where neutrinos are coming from.
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President Donald Trump has said he's now very happy with his NATO allies for committing an extra thirty-three billion dollars to military spending. Also: the British government publishes an official policy document setting out its Brexit plans and killing rats could save coral reefs.
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The US leader says allies should each aim to spend 4% of annual output (GDP) on their armed forces. Also: a study has found that many survivors of the Ebola outbreak are suffering neurological and psychiatric problems and a squirrel art installation in Kazakhstan sparks a backlash over costs.
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As NATO gathers, the US leader suggests German imports of Russian gas are a security concern. Also: Neo-Nazi given life for German race murders and Facebook faces maximum fine for data misuse.
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The daring rescue of 12 boys triggers celebrations across Thailand. Also: US cannot reunite dozens of child migrants with their parents, and in the World Cup - the growing appeal of the England manager's waistcoat.
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Thai navy commandoes who were leading the mission said all thirteen were now safe. The plight of the group and the massive, dangerous operation to free them has gripped the world's attention. Also: the wife of the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has left China after eight years in unofficial detention, and the football World Cup reaches its semi-final stage, with the 1998 winners France facing what's been called Belgium's 'golden generation' in St Petersburg.
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British PM Theresa May moves to shore up her position after a day of high profile resignations over Brexit. Also: eight of the boys trapped in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand have now been brought to safety and Polar running app exposes locations of spies and military personnel.
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The Thai youngsters were carried out on stretchers and taken to hospital. Rescue workers told the BBC the boys were cold but otherwise fine. Also: Britain's Brexit Secretary explains why he resigned, and a new hotel in Australia reserved for sea horses.
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Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "appalled and shocked" by the death of Dawn Sturgess. Also: Brexit secretary David Davis resigns and the tale of a spy, betrayal and an expensive Swiss watch.
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Pyongyang criticizes US for demanding unilateral denuclearization, also: Mexican president-elect vows to deal with drug-related violence and: Islamist attack kills 12 in Mogadishu
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Deal proposes continuing free trade in goods, but ending current free movement of people. Mrs May must now win over hardline Brexiteers at home and remaining members of the EU. Also: 'possible chlorine' at Syria attack site and the herds of wild bison roaming Europe.
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A Pakistani court sentences Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges related to four London properties. Also: diver dies in Thailand cave rescue attempt and how do wingless spiders fly?
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Scott Pruitt leaves his post after months of controversy, Russia accuses Britain of playing political games after second nerve agent poisoning in UK. Also, London prepares a welcome for President Trump - a giant balloon showing him as an angry orange baby.
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Britain is demanding an explanation from Russia after confirming that the nerve agent that caused two people to become critically ill in southern England on Saturday is the same as that used to poison a former Russian spy earlier this year. It's thought the couple may been exposed to Novichok that was left over from an the March attack. Also scientists have warned that a rare banana species -- which could hold the key to protecting the world's edible banana crop from disease -- is in danger of extinction.
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The couple in the West of England are critically ill in hospital. The BBC's security correspondent says one theory is that they were contaminated by some of the substance discarded following the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the city of Salisbury in March, which the British government blamed on Russia. Also: clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians protesting against the planned eviction of Bedouin herders from their village in the occupied West Bank, and the latest attempts to save the Northern White Rhino from extinction using in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
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Head of Poland's Supreme Court arrives for work in defiance of controversial law.



Also, Malaysia's ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak charged with corruption, leading Chinese businessman dies in fall in France, thousands of migrants stranded in Bosnia while trying to enter EU, and is Western culture now too fearful ?
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Confusion reigns in the highest levels of Poland's judiciary, as the head of the Supreme Court says she'll turn up for work on Wednesday, defying a controversial new law forcing her and dozens of senior judges to retire early. Also: alarming figures from the UN on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the Tunisian capital gets its first female mayor and should French bistros be included on the UNESCO list of humanity's heritage?
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Rescue-workers assess best way to bring boys to safety after nine days underground.



Also, Malaysia's former Prime Minister arrested on suspicion of corruption, Pakistan's ruling party faces growing challenges as election looms, Australian Archbishop sentenced for concealing child sex-abuse, and how Moroccan rubbish-collectors transformed their lives.
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Twelve boys and their football coach who have been trapped in a complex network of caves in Thailand for nine days have been found alive by two British divers -- the challenge now lies in extracting them. Also: Why French MPs are complaining that they're overworked, and the sexism row that's erupted in the Australian parliament.
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Newly-elected Mexican President says tackling corruption will be his highest priority.



Also, UN Secretary-General describes 'horrific' ordeal of Rohingya refugees who've fled Mynamar, Interpol issues international arrest warrant for Indian billionaire Nirav Modi, why World Cup has been triumph for Russia's footballers and its government, and has a lost Lucien Freud painting been found in a very unexpected place ?
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They started the tournament as the rank outsiders, but now the hosts have caused a major upset by knocking out Spain to reach the last eight. Also: America claims North Korea's nuclear programme could be shut down within a year if Pyongyang cooperates and outrage in Malaysia after a businessman marries a child.
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Tens of thousands of people in the United States join nationwide rallies against President Trump's immigration policy, calling for migrant families separated at the border to be reunited. Also: why the militant group, Al Shabab, is banning plastic bags in Somalia, and the so-called "Weed Apocalypse" dawns for California pot dealers.
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Canadian government announces new duties on billions of dollars worth of US goods; The latest on the gunman who killed five people at a newspaper office in Maryland; The operation to find a football team trapped for a week in a cave in northern Thailand is continuing.
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They would be set up voluntarily inside EU countries to process asylum claims and migrants whose claims were rejected would be "returned". No details have been given on where they will be set up or which countries would receive refugees. Also, Iraq has executed 12 people convicted of terrorism in retaliation to the murder of hostages by the Islamic State group, and why will more people live past their 100th birthday? Scientists may have the answer.
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More than a hundred and thirty candidates for Sunday's elections in Mexico have been killed during the campaign; European leaders struggling to agree joint policy at a summit dominated by the migration crisis; No African team in the final 16 of the World Cup for the first time in more than three decades
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A damning report by a British parliamentary committee finds that the UK tolerated torture and kidnap of US rendition detainees. Also, could a robot replace your doctor? A revamped drug could prevent fatal post-partum bleeding and how fingerprints could catch pangolin poachers.
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Justice Anthony Kennedy is to retire, allowing Trump to influence the Court's composition. Also: the actor, Terry Crews, on 'toxic masculinity', and Germans react to crashing out of the World Cup.
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A possible end to the civil war that's devastated the country. Previous ceasefires have failed to hold. Poland has backed down over its controversial Nazi Holocaust legislation. Also optimism from Indonesia where the rate of deforestation is decreasing.
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The US Supreme Court has upheld President Trump's ban on travellers from eight mainly Muslim majority countries; The Italian prime minister says Malta has agreed to accept a rescue vessel with more than two-hundred migrants on board; French butchers want protection against what they say is intimidation from militant vegans.
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Thousands of civilians flee as pro-government forces capture territory in Deraa province.



Also, Thailand continues operation to rescue teenagers from cave-network, Prince William visits Jerusalem, doctor on trial in Spain's 'stolen babies' case, and Brazilian musician Bem Gil remakes one of most famous albums of his father Gilberto.
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The US Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis, said Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso and Goodfellow Air Force Base in the city of San Angelo were being prepared. Also: Argentina brought to a halt by strike and what makes a French cognac a XXO?
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Defeated opposition candidate Muharrem Ince says Turkey entering dangerous 'one-man rule'.



Also, Iran hit by biggest protests since 2012, 'baby boom' among Rohingya refugees allegedly caused by rapes by Burmese military, Hungary's Foreign Minister explains his concerns over migration into Europe, and what is 'smart tourism' - and could it help save the global environment ?
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The Turkish leader says unofficial results from the presidential elections show he has won outright in the first round. Also: dozens killed in violence between farmers and nomadic cattle herders in Nigeria and illegal dynamite fishing in the Philippines.
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Another step in the sweeping changes in Saudi Arabia. Also: Tens of thousands march in London over Brexit and final rallies before elections in Turkey.
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Shares in European carmakers dip after Trump announces new tariff, also: Italy says Malta refuses to accept ship with 234 migrants and: a diplomatic row surrounding Boris Becker
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Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN says in a new report. Also: Italy moves to seize migrant rescue ships and studying disco music of the 1970's.
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Mrs Trump said she wanted to help reunite families separated by US immigration laws. The Justice Department has asked a federal court to ease restrictions on how long children can be detained alongside their parents. Also: mystery ape found in ancient tomb and the debate over eating dogs in Asia.
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Italy says curbing the boatloads of Mediterranean migrants is the priority. Also: Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud and Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California.
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