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An exploit which takes advantage of a flaw in Adobe's Flash Player is being used by cybercriminals.
Britain is heading for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to top 30C on Tuesday and Wednesday, as Duncan Kennedy reports.
Midnight will come later tonight, as for the first time in three years, an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks.
China - the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has announced details of its climate action plan.
What are you going to do with your leap second?
Forecasters warn of severe thunderstorms, as the hottest temperature in Wales so far this year is recorded.
One of France's best-known hardline conservatives, ex-interior minister Charles Pasqua, dies of a heart attack in hospital aged 88.
Jonathan Dimbleby resigns from his honorary fellowship at University College London, in protest over its refusal to reinstate Prof Sir Tim Hunt.
Almost 10 years since the 7/7 London bomb attacks, is the UK safer or under greater threat?
Conservative backbench MP Adam Afriyie says MPs who have said they will donate their £7,000 pay rise to charity are "quite embarrassing".
Teenagers who filmed themselves climbing a 171 ft (52 metres) bridge - and sliding down it - are criticised by police.
How is the €60 cash cap for withdrawals affecting the smaller islands?
Will high temperatures make the game faster at Wimbledon?
What lessons can Greece learn from Argentina's default more than a decade ago?
South Sudan's army and allied militias "abducted, torched and gang-raped girls" during fighting against rebel forces in Unity state, a UN report says.
Scores of people have been killed after an Indonesian military plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood of Medan city.
A new opinion poll suggests that 87% of people in Nigeria support the legal ban on same-sex relations, compared with 96% five years ago.
Plans to close BBC Three as a broadcast channel and move it online in January 2016 are approved by the BBC Trust
Andy Murray is joined by BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie as he surveys the London skyline.
The former boss of Thomas Cook is giving a third of her £5.7m bonus to a charity chosen by the parents of two children who died while on holiday in Corfu.