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Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote

Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.

Iran nuclear deal 'never closer'
Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

CBI says UK economic growth slows
Surveys for the Confederation of British Industry find that manufacturing, retails and services growth slowed in the second quarter.

IS claims rocket attack on Israel
Sinai Province, a group affiliated with Islamic State, says it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch
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
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.

Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM
The slow response of Tunisia's police to last week's deadly attack in Sousse was a major problem, the country's prime minister tells the BBC.

Clifford faces indecent assault charge
Former publicist Max Clifford is charged with an indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

Police marksman cleared of murder
A police marksman is cleared of murdering suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney, who he shot in 2005 in an operation to foil an attempted raid.

Mass rebel assault on Syria's Aleppo
Syria's military carries out a series of air strikes after rebel forces launch a major assault to take control of the northern city of Aleppo.

Man arrested over girl's 1984 murder
A man is arrested in connection with the murder of a girl who was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in Bath more than 30 years ago.

Tax 'boost' and Heather's 'heartbreak'
Several papers preview inheritance tax changes expected in next week's Budget, while others commiserate with Heather Watson over her narrow defeat to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

World economy: The hidden rocks
What are the issues that pose the greatest danger to the global economy this year? asks Andrew Walker.

Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks into what's behind Japan's high suicide statistics.

VIDEO: Why isn’t there more booing in theatres?
Will Gompertz wonders why theatre audiences don't express their dissatisfaction more audibly.

Small tube - big problem
Catheter use 'needs a rethink'

War hero on South Korean stamp
A British war hero, who fought in the Korean War, is commemorated on a South Korean stamp.

Footballers attempt to break record
Amateur footballers in Edinburgh are attempting to break the world record for the longest 11-a-side match by playing for 105 hours.

Watson loses to Williams in thriller
British number one Heather Watson gives top seed Serena Williams a scare before losing a third-round thriller at Wimbledon.

Djokovic & Wawrinka into last 16
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka power into the fourth round at Wimbledon, but Grigor Dimitrov is out.