Former US president Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.
The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was being monitored by police and wearing a tag at the time of the attack, prosecutors say.
The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.
The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has apologised for his actions.
Doping scandals have reduced public interest in the Olympics, according to a poll for the BBC World Service.
Two journalists who worked on political magazines in Hong Kong are jailed in mainland China for running an illegal business.
The governor of Bavaria urges the German government to address public concerns about security and immigration after a spate of terror attacks.
Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announces a national plan to fight violence against women.
Russian drug cheats will still be competing at the Rio Olympic Games despite recent efforts to target them, whistleblowers tell the BBC.
US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".
Former President Bill Clinton has taken to the stage at the Democratic convention to make the case for his wife to become America's first female president.
A nun who was in a Rouen church when a priest was attacked tells of her fear when she saw the armed men.
The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.
CCTV footage emerges of the Japanese knife attacker who killed 19 people.
Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.
A farmer has broken a world record by shearing 731 sheep in nine hours - that's one sheep every 44 seconds.
Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.
Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a train shelter collapsed during a storm in Chicago.
An Australian couple decided to make their 16-room home on a tropical island the first prize in a raffle.
An onlooker appears to touch Justin Timberlake's face as he walked through a crowd at a charity golf tournament in America.
Counter-terror police are struggling to define a spate of recent attacks. Is there a common thread that can help prevent them in future, asks the BBC's Frank Gardner.
Is the Republican candidate for President too closely aligned with Russian president Vladimir Putin?
What is going on in Germany and do the recent attacks herald a new era of insecurity?
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.
Images from different stages of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world voyage to promote renewable energy.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Steven Spielberg receiving a gold Blue Peter badge and Michelle Obama's Carpool Karaoke.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Gonzalo Higuain joins Juventus from Napoli in the third most expensive transfer in history and the biggest domestic deal of all time.
Indian and Asian shot put champion Inderjeet Singh believes there is a conspiracy against him after he failed a drugs test.
The BBC's Vikas Pandey profiles five restaurants which have relied on one signature dish to become legendary among food lovers.
Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.
A bereaved Turkish family feels both pride and grief for a father shot by rebel troops during the 15 July coup attempt, the BBC's Rengin Arslan reports.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
The BBC's Will Grant reports from the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on how the issue of migrants and their precarious situation at the border is dividing some in the Catholic Church.
In 2000, Agueda Amaral was the first East Timorese woman to compete at an Olympic Games.
I am - Why the default hashtag to show empathy after tragic events has resurfaced online again following the killing of a priest in France.
South Sudanese supermodel’s quest to build bridges between two worlds.
A person's stature affects more than their health. Short and tall people face daily challenges from finding the right clothes, to fitting into plane seats.