French policeman killed in ‘terrorist act’

The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in memory of the victims of the gay nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, in Paris, France, June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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French policeman killed in ‘terrorist act’
The attack on a policeman and his partner by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is a “terrorist act”, France’s interior minister says.

‘Pistorius has to pay for his crime’
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius must pay for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her father Barry has told a judge, breaking down in tears.

India puts Gujarat lions on trial after three people killed
Officials in India’s Gujarat state “arrest” 18 lions in an attempt to find a man eater believed to have killed three people.

Operation Puerto: Blood bags in Spanish cycling doping case to be handed over
Blood bags used as evidence in a major Spanish cycling doping scandal must be handed over to authorities for investigation, a court rules.

German government bonds go negative for first time
The interest rate on 10-year German bonds dips below zero, while stock markets fall and the gold price rises, as fears mount about the health of the global economy.

Oscar Pistorius ‘must pay for killing my daughter’
The father of Reeva Steenkamp cries in court, saying South African athlete Oscar Pistorius must pay for killing his daughter.

Euro 2016: Russia given suspended disqualification
Russia will be disqualified if there is crowd trouble at their remaining matches after disorder at the game with England, while groups of Russian fans have been deported from France.

Orlando killer Omar Mateen ‘visited Pulse gay club’
The man who killed 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, visited the venue several times before the massacre, witnesses say.

India minister Sushma Swaraj’s fridge tweet goes viral
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gently tells a Twitter user that she is not the best person to approach for issues with appliances.

Baboons return to Tbilisi zoo after floods
The zoo in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi has been slowly re-populating with animals, after flooding last year killed nearly half of its former residents.

Rio Olympics Zika: Opinion divided over threat of virus
Opinion is divided over the threat to visitors at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as Wyre Davies reports.

Up close with the Titanic’s sunken sister
The BBC dives more than 100 metres underwater in a submarine to see the wreck of the Britannic in the Aegean, where it sank in 1916.

Orlando shootings: Video letter to world’s gay community
BBC Pop Up helped residents in creating a video message from Floridians to the global gay community about facing adversity.

E3: PlayStation VR has Star Wars and Resident Evil VII
Sony unveils a raft of new games that will be playable in virtual reality on the PlayStation VR headset.

Orlando shooting: Vigils held around world to honour victims
Vigils have been held in Orlando, Florida, and around the world for victims of Sunday’s deadly gun attack on a gay nightclub.

Orlando shooting: How do you get denied a gun in Florida?
The shooter in the Orlando club massacre purchased his guns legally, despite two investigations by the FBI. What would have prevented him obtaining the weapons under state law?

Orlando club shootings: Meeting Good Samaritans at blood bank
The BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan reflects on the show of togetherness on display outside a blood bank as people waited to help victims of the Orlando attack. ‬

Fictions and Labyrinths
Argentine authors explain why revered writer Jorge Luis Borges remains relevant 30 years after his death – report by Irene Caselli.

A brighter future
East Timor is counting on tourism to give a boost to its economy and hoping some of the nation’s darkest days will become part of a brighter future.

Hard core
BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford explains how Russian fans believe they have beaten their English counterparts at hooliganism.

Gunman’s former workmate: He wanted to ‘shoot, murder people’
Orlando gunman’s former colleague described how Mateen said he wanted to “kill, shoot, murder a large group of people”.

Malaysia’s Islamic airline barred from flying
Malaysia’s first Islamic airline, Rayani Air, is barred from flying by the country’s civil aviation authority, six months after it launched.

Obesity boom ‘fuelling rise in malnutrition’
Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research suggests.

French police chief’s killer ‘claimed allegiance to IS’
A man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State stabbed a French police commander to death before being killed when police stormed a house, officials say.

India’s nuclear lobbying with the support of the US is increasingly isolating Pakistan, which has fallen out with most of its neighbours, writes Ahmed Rashid

Rattled relationship
US-Saudi relations remain tense amid a dispute over a congressional report on the 9/11 attacks, and America’s declining dependence on Saudi oil.

Land and language
Control of the land is at the heart of politics in South Africa and a new party is calling for justice for the country’s oldest inhabitants.

I hid her in a cupboard
What is it like for a woman living with her girlfriend – and her mother – in a country where homosexuality is punishable by death?

Why is Microsoft paying £18bn for LinkedIn?
Microsoft has announced that it is buying the professional social networking website LinkedIn for £18bn in one of the biggest tech deals in history

Orlando shootings: Vigils held around the world
In Australia, Sydney Harbour Bridge was illuminated in rainbow colours, while in Wales a choir sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Barcelona pays €5.5m euro fine over Neymar transfer
Barcelona football club agrees to pay a €5.5m fine over the transfer of Brazil international Neymar in 2013.

Venezuela recall: Maduro goes to court to block referendum
Venezuela’s government requests that the Supreme Court block the opposition’s proposal to hold a referendum to remove President Maduro from office.

UK raises concern over Lille security
The FA has “serious concerns” about security in Lille, where England fans and Russian supporters are set to gather for this week’s Euro 2016 matches, chairman Greg Dyke says.

President Obama’s mass shooting speeches
Sunday was not the first time US President Barack Obama has had to hold a news briefing after a mass shooting.

UN urges Libya to probe murder of ex-detainees
The UN envoy to Libya calls for an investigation into the murders of 12 Gaddafi loyalists after their release from jail in Tripoli last week.

Massacre of 11 people in Mexico linked to rapist’s ‘grudge’
Prosecutors in Mexico believe a rapist took part in the murder of 11 family members as revenge for being reported to the police nine years previously.

‘I’m gonna die’
Eddie Justice hid in a bathroom in gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando was texting his mother as the shooting happened. His name has now appeared on the list of the dead.

Oscar Pistorius sentencing for Reeva Steenkamp begins
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is a “broken” man, a defence witness has said at his sentencing hearing.

French prosecutor: ‘Russian hooligans came ready for violence’
A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian “hooligans” who travelled to Marseille “well-prepared for violence”.

Orlando shootings: Grieving mother begs for gun law change
The mother of one of the victims of the attack on an Orlando gay club has begged for a change to gun laws.

Udta Punjab: India court overrules censor cuts to film
Controversial Indian film Udta Punjab will be released on Friday with just one cut and a new disclaimer, the Bombay High Court rules.

Orlando shootings: ‘No clear evidence’ of IS link
“No clear evidence” Orlando gunman was part of wider plot by so-called Islamic State, says US President Barack Obama.

Article ‘that wasn’t’
The New York Times last week published an article in the names of both South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his Vice-President and former enemy Riek Machar but it later turned out that Mr Machar was not involved, as the BBC’s James Copnall reports.

‘Harmful’ robot aims to spark AI debate
A robot that can decide whether or not to inflict pain is demonstrated by roboticist and artist Alexander Reben.

People gather to remember Orlando attack victims
People from across the US and around the world have been gathering to remember the victims of the Orlando attacks.

Orlando shootings: Afghan background not an issue – Karzai
The Orlando attacker’s Afghan background had no influence on his actions, according to the country’s former president Hamid Karzai.

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