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Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal

Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.

US election: US faces 'moment of reckoning' says Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton tells voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination.

UK's first maternity clinic for rape victims opens
The UK's first maternity clinic for victims of rape and sexual assault opens in London.

Pope Francis to pray at former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp
Pope Francis is due to pray and walk in silence around the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, on the third day of his visit to Poland.

Amazon boss Bezos becomes world's third richest
Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes.

Brexit knocks manufacturers' confidence - report
Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.

Indonesian and three Nigerians executed for drug crimes
One Indonesian and three Nigerians are put to death for drug offences in Indonesia, the third round of executions under President Joko Widodo.

English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call
Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.

India Dalit couple hacked to death over 22 cents debt
A couple from India's Dalit community are hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 17 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.

Theresa May 'wants and expects' to protect rights of Poles in UK
The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.

Charges dropped over US intern's murder
An El Salvadorean immigrant convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy has had all charges against him dropped in the retrial.

Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved with help of 8,000 donors
A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise £10.3m to purchase it.

Powerful forces threaten US - Hillary Clinton
Powerful forces threaten the US, said Hillary Clinton as she accepted the Democratic presidential nomination.

Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.

Hinkley Point: Why do we need a new nuclear power plant?
The BBC's Simon Jack explains why we need a new nuclear power station.

Turkey coup attempt: Schools and media outlets shut
Mark Lowen reports from Turkey, two weeks after a failed coup by rebel soldiers.

Syria conflict: Why this family needs an exit corridor
Russia says it is working to open 'exit corridors' to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC has been in contact with one family living under siege.

David Bowie Prom in London 'gives his music a twist'
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.

#boycottbyron divides social media
Dozens of workers at burger chain Byron have been arrested in raids by immigration officials, dividing social media users.

Large Abelisaurus Dinosaur dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur

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