From BBC News
- Militants 'kill reporter on video'
- The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.
- Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'
- The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza.
- Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides
- At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
- Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola
- Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
- Ferguson protests largely peaceful
- Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
- India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies
- Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.
- Pakistan military in talks call
- Pakistan's military calls for dialogue between the government and leaders of two protest groups, as demonstrators blockade parliament in Islamabad.
- India 'man-eating' tiger killed
- Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India.
- Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested
- Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients.
- VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China
- The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.
- Most pierced man denied entry to UAE
- The world's most pierced man, Rolf Buchholz, has been denied entry into Dubai where he was due to make an appearance at a hotel nightclub.
- Former Microsoft boss leaves firm
- Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.
- US Navy: WW2 wreck found in Java Sea
- The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard.
- Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling
- Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.
- I won't bite any more, promises Suarez
- Barcelona's Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no more biting incidents.
- Exiled SA writer's remains go home
- The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.
- Nigerian 'mutiny over Boko Haram'
- A group of soldiers in Nigeria is refusing to fight Boko Haram militants until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers tells the BBC.
- Gandhi murder film set for release
- Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday.
- China fines 12 Japan car parts firms
- China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
- Street battles rage in east Ukraine
- Clashes are reported in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces try to close in on rebel strongholds.
- Tornado fighters collide in Italy
- Two Italian military fighter jets collide and crash during a training exercise near Ascoli and the four people on board are reported missing.
- UN launches northern Iraq aid push
- The UN launches an operation to reach more than 500,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
- Saudis executed for drugs possession
- Saudi Arabia executes four relatives for drugs possession, amid what Amnesty International calls a "disturbing" surge in the use of the death penalty.
- PM condemns journalist 'beheading'
- The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was "shocking and depraved", David Cameron says.
- MPC splits 7-2 to hold interest rates
- Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee vote to raise interest in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
- Standard Chartered fined in US
- British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
- Japanese exports rebound in July
- Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
- Balfour rejects third Carillion bid
- Construction firm Balfour Beatty rejects a third takeover approach, worth more than £2bn, from rival Carillion.
- Rodriguez nets as Real held by Atletico
- New signing James Rodriguez scores his first goal for Real Madrid but Raul Garcia levels the Super Cup score for Atletico.
- Ramsey red card unbelievable - Wenger
- Arsene Wenger describes the decision to send off Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey in the Champions League draw at Besiktas as 'unbelievable'.
- Cronulla Sharks face doping claims
- Seventeen past and present players from Australian rugby league side Cronulla Sharks face doping allegations.
- Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger
- Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
- Bush requests no photos at concerts
- Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.
- Google removes 12 BBC News links
- Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws.
- VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic
- A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
- VIDEO: Kenya's forgotten WW1 heroes
- The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza investigates the role of Kenyan soldiers in World War One
- VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane
- The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.
- VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi
- The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
- VIDEO: Docks transformed for Alice film
- Gloucester Docks is converted into a film set for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland.
- VIDEO: House prices mean life in a cemetery
- In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, rising prices have forced almost two million people out of their homes over the years, and many now live in cemeteries.
- VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate
- With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
- VIDEO: Jackie Chan son in drug arrest
- The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
- Chileans baffled by persistent bomb attacks
- Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents
- Life on Ebola front line
- A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
- The island that kids learn to leave
- Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland
- VIDEO: Partition of India: My memories
- Memories of the birth of Pakistan
- Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets
- Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers
- Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides
- Why Syrian refugees are marrying off their children
- India struggles to attract tourists
- Why India is struggling to attract tourists
- The man 'behind a million babies'
- The man who says he's responsible for a million kids
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