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Kenyan 'killer brew' crackdown 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:13:13 GMT 
    Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.


Charges over sunk Philippines ferry 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:58:57 GMT 
    Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.


Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:58:40 GMT 
    The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.


Dennis in yellow with record speed 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:37:53 GMT 
    Rohan Dennis rides the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history to claim victory on the opening stage in Utrecht.


Ukraine far-right in war march 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:38:42 GMT 
    A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.


Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:04:12 GMT 
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".


Colombia has first legal euthanasia 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:31:26 GMT 
    A Colombian man with terminal cancer becomes the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia, in a move opposed by the Church.


Syrian forces close in on rebel town 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:31:18 GMT 
    Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani.


Iran nuclear deal 'never closer' 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:21:15 GMT 
    Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.


Reddit apologises after staff sacking 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:52:08 GMT 
    Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.


Cheerleading mourns death of 'founder' 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:26:04 GMT 
    Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.


Memorials plan for UK terror victims 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:26:31 GMT 
    The government is to fund two permanent memorials to UK victims of terror attacks overseas, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.


Tories to change inheritance tax rule 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:40:28 GMT 
    Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.


Man charged over girl's 1984 murder 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:18:04 GMT 
    A 63-year-old man is charged with the murder of teenager Melanie Road in Bath more than 30 years ago.


Two London Syria girls 'have married' 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:59:28 GMT 
    The families of two east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria are "distraught" after learning they have married, a solicitor says.
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