Plane debris being sent to France
Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.
Taliban pick Mullah Omar's successor
The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar and confirm that the veteran leader has died, as reported earlier by the Afghan government.
Rebel flags found at US black church
Four Confederate flags are found on the grounds of a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta, prompting a police investigation.
Ohio police officer denies murder
A police officer who killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop pleads not guilty to murder, as his bond is set at $1m.
Israel allows force-feeding in jails
The Israeli parliament passes a law allowing detainees to be force-fed, following cases of Palestinian inmates going on hunger strike.
Rolling Stone sued over rape article
University of Virginia fraternity members profiled in a false Rolling Stone piece about campus rape culture file a lawsuit against the magazine.
Ukraine pilot appears in Russia court
Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
India executes Mumbai bomb plotter
India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Cameron in warning to Calais migrants
The UK will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron warns, after hundreds continued attempts to reach the country overnight.
US lion killer 'sorry for disruption'
Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
Myanmar frees almost 7,000 prisoners
Myanmar releases 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, ahead of polls in November - but it is not clear if political prisoners are among those freed.
Turkish soldiers 'die in PKK ambush'
Three Turkish soldiers are killed as a military convoy is attacked by the PKK in the south-eastern province of Sirnak.
Aurora found beyond our Solar System
An aurora resembling the 'northern lights' has been spotted outside the Solar System for the first time, scientists report.
Maradona accuses ex-wife of theft
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona accuses ex-wife Claudia Villafane of stealing $9m (£6m) from his bank accounts, a claim she denies.
Obama wants world's fastest computer
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.
'Abortion pill' legalised in Canada
Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.
Runaway lorry kills Mexico pilgrims
A lorry in central Mexico ploughs into a religious procession, killing at least 16 pilgrims and injuring about 30, officials say.
Rio 2016 facing pollution challenge
Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics are facing a serious challenge to clean polluted waters for sailing and windsurfing events.
Burundi rival accepts top post
Burundi's opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is elected as a deputy speaker of parliament, despite his criticism of recent controversial polls.
'Tourism slump hits' Kenya Airways
One of Africa's largest airlines Kenya Airways announces its biggest ever annual loss citing a slump in tourism and increased competition.
Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
India state funeral for Abdul Kalam
Tens of thousands of people attend the funeral of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica
The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.
Russia 'wanted Litvinenko dead'
The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.
Al-Jazeera retrial verdicts delayed
An Egyptian court delays verdicts in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists previously jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.
Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move
A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
Teen guilty of mass murder bomb plot
A 19-year-old is found guilty of plotting mass murder at a Newcastle college using pipe bombs and a Glock handgun.
Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal
Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.
US economic growth picks up to 2.3%
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.
Royal Dutch Shell cuts 6,500 jobs
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost-cutting plans.
Sony's net profit more than triples
Japanese tech giant Sony sees its net profit more than triple in the April-to-June quarter, helped by strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games.
No issue with Farah - UK Athletics
UK Athletics finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in a review into doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar.
Storey wins para-cycling world gold
Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.
Crolla set for Perez rematch - Hearn
British lightweight Anthony Crolla will have a WBA title rematch with Colombia's Darleys Perez, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Zayn Malik signs solo record deal
The former One Direction singer posts a picture of him signing a contract with RCA Records.
Apprentice contestant found dead
Apprentice star Stuart Baggs is found dead at his home in the Isle of Man, police confirm.
Tower poppies tour venues revealed
Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are set to go on display in northern England this year.
VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence
The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.
VIDEO: MH370 relative torn over debris find
Jacquita Gonzales, wife of MH370 passenger Patrick, is torn over whether to believe that plane debris found in Reunion is from the missing airliner.
VIDEO: Protesters call for hunter's extradition
A group of protestors hold a demonstration outside the office of the American dentist who killed the Zimbabwean lion Cecil.
VIDEO: Just who is Taliban's Mullah Omar?
The Taliban have confirmed that their long-time leader, Mullah Omar, is dead.
VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal
Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
VIDEO: Experts investigate MH370 wreckage
Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants
Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.
VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant
An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.
Terror on the beach
Survivors tell their stories of Tunisia massacre
Immigration fuels rising tension in Germany
Germany's uncomfortable refugee debate
A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs
What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?
How the 1993 blasts changed Mumbai forever
How the 1993 blasts changed Mumbai for ever
Rio's favelas get Olympics B&B fever
Rio's favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics
VIDEO: 'Killer brew' addicts lose alcohol and privates
The illegal alcohol driving wives to take desperate measures