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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.

China to probe market manipulation 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:36:25 GMT 
    China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.

Mystery surrounds India health survey 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:31:06 GMT 
    The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.

Iceland makes blasphemy legal 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:11:16 GMT 
    Iceland's parliament agrees to abolish its blasphemy laws, despite opposition from some of the country's churches.

Dutch police detain 200 after riot 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:18:18 GMT 
    Dutch police detain about 200 people in The Hague after rioting sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody.

France rejects Assange 'asylum plea' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:54:30 GMT 
    France's President Francois Hollande rejects an apparent appeal by the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum.

Venezuelans face beer drought 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:22:47 GMT 
    Venezuela is facing the prospect of a national beer shortage after striking workers close two major breweries.

Mass rebel assault on Syria's Aleppo 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:51:29 GMT 
    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.

Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:52:56 GMT 
    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.

BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:36 GMT 
    BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Jim Webb joins 2016 presidential race 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:49:30 GMT 
    Vietnam veteran and former US Senator Jim Webb launches his bid for president, joining other Democrats taking on front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Tories to change inheritance tax rule 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:03:18 GMT 
    Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:51:46 GMT 
    Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Councils want new litter fine powers 
  Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:54:54 GMT 
    Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.

Base event cancelled over 'security' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:49:27 GMT 
    The US Air Force cancels Independence Day celebrations at a base in Norfolk due to security concerns.
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