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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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