More than 500 children are identified and 77 people charged as part of a Police Scotland investigation into online child abuse.
Russia's weightlifting team is banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of doping offences.
An air strike hits a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, killing two people and wounding three others.
A man who murdered his six-year-old daughter was described as displaying a "pattern of impulsive violence" three months before she died, it is revealed.
Brazil's former President Lula is to stand trial for obstruction of justice in a case related to the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras.
Concerns are growing for Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks who was reported missing on Thursday night.
Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.
The government's surprise announcement to delay a final decision on Hinkley Point has left the Chinese company investing in it 'bemused' and "frustrated" according to a source.
Three British men are jailed for people smuggling after 18 Albanians were rescued from an inflatable off Kent and 17 others were found in Chichester Marina.
Ken Barrie, the voice of children's TV favourite Postman Pat, dies at the age of 83.
Turkey's president blasts remarks by top US general Joseph Votel in the wake of the failed coup, accusing him of being "on the side of the plotters".
The chair of Stormont's Justice Committee is being sued by a 15-year-old girl for breaching her privacy.
The Democratic presidential hopeful lands some good ones on rival Donald Trump. Here are five of the best.
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
Mark Lowen reports from Turkey, two weeks after a failed coup by rebel soldiers.
Listen to some of the original radio commentary of Geoff Hurst's winning goal against West Germany in 1966 - acquired with the help of BBC Radio 5 live listeners.
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"
Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.
Pope Francis has offered a private prayer at the former Auschwitz death camp.
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur
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A bikini-clad Swedish police officer wins praise for tackling a suspected thief while she was off-duty sunbathing with friends in Stockholm.
Pop star Justin Bieber ends Drake's 15-week run at number one, with his single Cold Water.
As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.
Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?
Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.
Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?
The results of European bank "stress tests" are being announced later on Friday, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.
What is it the Scottish government's named person scheme, and why is it so controversial?
A lone hacker is claiming responsibility for the hack on the US Democratic Party but is that person to be believed?
Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?
Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?
A spate of jihadist terror attacks has left France reeling - so why do they keep happening? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?
A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Pictures of wild elephants fleeing a flood-hit national park in the Indian state of Assam.
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.
Images from the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, where a priest was killed in an attack by two men claiming links to the so-called Islamic State group.
Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger's future at Manchester United is in doubt following Jose Mourinho's appointment as manager.
Five ways to avoid a holiday disaster when travelling with children.
It's one thing to talk to people you've never met before who are suffering from hunger, and it's a completely different thing when they are from your own family, reports Vladimir Hernandez.
Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.
As the UK's first maternity clinic for rape and sexual assault victims opens, BBC News speaks to three victims - two of which helped design the clinic.
Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.
Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.
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A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.
An attack on the public in France saw a film pulled from cinemas, a situation that TV networks and movie studios have often had to deal with in order to not appear insensitive or distasteful.
Two years ago Jo Milne became an internet sensation when footage of her hearing for the first time appeared on YouTube. Since then she has rekindled a long-lost friendship, enlisted the support of 1970s pop group The Osmonds and travelled to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children.