The Somme is remembered for slaughter with men machine-gunned in their tens of thousands. But it also featured a bold attempt at breaking the deadlock.
Wales reach the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time after coming from behind to beat Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter-final.
Shadow cabinet members are drawing up plans to encourage Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign, BBC Newsnight learns.
Bangladeshi troops clear a cafe in the capital Dhaka, killing six gunmen and rescuing 13 hostages, but the fate of other captives remains unclear.
Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith backs Andrea Leadsom to be the UK's next PM, as she argues that the job must go to a Brexit supporter.
Australians are voting in the country's federal election, where the conservative coalition government is widely expected to hold power.
Royal Troon members vote "overwhelmingly" at a special meeting to allow the admission of women members.
The Queen is to address MSPs as part of a ceremony to formally open the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament.
Andy Murray will be hoping to maintain his good form at this year's Wimbledon when he takes on Australia's John Millman on Saturday.
Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike in Iraq, the Pentagon says.
A US woman is given a suspended jail sentence in Spain for threatening to kill British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
Mexico's air force flies grain into southern Oaxaca state to deal with dwindling food supplies there caused by roadblocks set up by protesting teachers.
A peregrine falcon chick is in rehab after a 23-storey fall from a man-made nest at the top of a tower block.
Crowds in Cardiff's fan zone celebrate Wales' third goal against Belgium in the Euro 2016 semi-final.
A Dhaka resident captures the sound of gunshots as Bangladeshi troops clear a cafe in the capital, where gunmen took at least 20 hostages.
Commemorations have been held in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Hundreds of volunteers took part in an artwork by Jeremy Deller to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of Somme.
Trish Adudu is moved to tears as she describes the racist tirade she faced in Coventry city centre.
Boris Johnson makes his first public comments since pulling out of the Tory leadership race, saying he wishes Michael Gove "every possible success".
Three orangutans rescued from forest fires in Indonesia are returned to the wild by International Animal Rescue workers.
An investigation is under way into what could be the first death caused by self-driving technology.
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Barbecues are fired up at polling booths across Australia for traditional election-day "sausage sizzles".
National Theatre head Rufus Norris and artist Jeremy Deller were behind a Somme commemoration project featuring men dressed as World War One soldiers.
UK science is one of the biggest winners from Britain's membership of the EU. Now it stands to lose the most from Brexit.
James Naughtie visits the fields where the Battle of the Somme was fought, as the centenary commemorations begin.
School arson attacks carried out by students appear to have become a trend in Kenya, which has left people speculating about the causes, but no-one seems to agree.
The huge rough diamond that went on sale on Wednesday was one of three big diamonds found recently after a break of more than a century. The BBC's Clare Spencer asks why.
Turkey has witnessed yet another deadly terror attack. The BBC's Paul Kirby asks what the risks are of the crisis worsening.
The front pages focus on the "Maymentum" - as one puts it - building behind Theresa May in the Tory leadership contest, and also celebrate Wales's historic run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Images from The Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
The winning entries in the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 competition are announced.
A selection of images from the gruelling obstacle-course challenge at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.
Umbrellas and Wellington boots may be order of the day as five-day rowing spectacular kicks off, but the wet weather hasn't dampened spirits.
Top seed Novak Djokovic trails big-serving American Sam Querrey by two sets to love when rain stops play at Wimbledon.
Hal Robson-Kanu scores an incredible goal, turning away from two Belgium defenders before slotting home, to give Wales a 2-1 lead in their Euro 2016 quarter-final tie.
Stressful stages and dangerous descents - Chris Froome's team-mate Geraint Thomas takes us through the 21 stages of this year's Tour de France.
One in 10 Icelanders is in France right now, plus more news nuggets.
Maureen and Roger have waited 11 years to visit the place where their son Matthew died in Iraq, to lay a small cross there and to try to understand why he died.
Is there more to culture in Stoke than its world-famous potteries?
America is in the middle of its most volatile presidential election season in half a century, and the Midwestern state of Ohio is set to be a key decider in the race. Michael Goldfarb returns to the state he first reported on two decades ago to see how much has changed.
"What's trending?" is a common question online, but it wasn't long ago that we didn't have an easy way to answer.
A new generation of energy switching services is emerging, claiming to offer better ways for millions of people to cut their gas and electricity bills.
Evie Prichard writes about living with prosopagnosia, a condition which means she can't recognise faces - even her own family's.
A century after they gave they lives in one of the bloodiest days in British army, more than 160 men of the Devonshire Regiment still lie buried in a trench they once occupied.
Families remember long lost relatives who fought during the Battle of the Somme.
Many would assume that those who had migrated to the UK would support others being able to do so. It's not as simple as that.
Voters without degrees were more likely to back leaving the EU, figures suggest. But in one of the towns with the fewest graduates in the UK, the relationship is more complicated.
In Sunderland, voters were warned that Brexit risked higher unemployment - but the city went heavily for Leave anyway.