Militants 'seize Israeli soldier'
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.
Ebola 'spreading too fast' - WHO
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
MH17 crash team finds human remains
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.
Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.
Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.
Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.
Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.
Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
WTO fails to seal global trade deal
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.
Police urged to carry drugs antidote
US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.
Technique turns bodies 'see-through'
A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say.
India hires mimics to scare monkeys
Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.
Muhammad Ali gloves fetch $400,000
The gloves worn by boxer Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold for nearly $400,000.
Republican revolt kills border bill
Bills aimed at dealing with the crush of undocumented children streaming over the US border fail in Congress, as it prepares for its summer recess.
Ebola victim heads to US hospital
A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa.
Argentina blames US for debt default
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
Mexico migrants' train deal reached
The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.
Teenage gold medallist faces doping ban
Teenage weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria faces a doping ban after failing her 'B' sample drugs test.
Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships
Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.
Military dominates Thai legislature
Thailand's junta appoints an interim legislature of 200 people that will pick the prime minister, with many from the military or police.
Russia bans Polish fruit and veg
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.
Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
Filipinos urged to leave Libya
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
UK probes Israeli soldier nationality
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fire
A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.
Firms count cost of Russia sanctions
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.
BA owner IAG moves into profit
British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.
Held GSK detective visited by son
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.
Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty
The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.
Vermaelen may leave Arsenal - Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says club captain and Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen may leave the Gunners.
Suarez biting appeal set for 8 August
Luis Suarez's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over a four-month ban for biting is set to be heard on 8 August.
Rolf Harris challenges conviction
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Silent film tops documentary poll
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.
Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies
The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.
VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24
VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting
Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.
VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.
VIDEO: Mother and baby saved after landslide
Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.
VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.
VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.
VIDEO: Indonesia's new rich spend it big
Karishma Vaswani investigates the new wealthy in Indonesia and the growing inequality in the capital Jakarta
VIDEO: How US Customs combats drug trade
A tour of the postal facility in Los Angeles where US Customs try to halt the flow of illegal drugs coming into and out of the US.
World War One battlefields 100 years on
World War One battlefields, 100 years on
America's 'inexorably' botched executions
America's long history of executions that go wrong
Bling for Indonesia's new mega-rich
Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital Jakarta
CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country
Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals
VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?
Who are the children fleeing to the US border?
Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?
Is India's construction boom behind Pune village landslide?
Quiz of the week's news
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?
Poles eat apples to annoy Putin
Why Poles are eating apples to annoy Putin