The IOC says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games.
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump reacts to criticism at the Democratic Convention from the father of a Muslim US soldier killed in Iraq.
American Luke Aikins becomes the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.
Turkey's president wants to close the nation's military academies and directly control the spy agency and the military chief of staff after a failed coup.
Tunisia's parliament passes a vote of no confidence in the government of PM Habib Essid over what is seen as his failure to push through economic reforms.
Japanese voters cast ballots for a new governor of Tokyo after financial scandals forced the previous two chiefs to quit.
Game of Thrones - the record-breaking fantasy drama TV series - will end after its eighth season, American broadcaster HBO confirms.
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people catches fire and crashes in the US state of Texas with all on board confirmed dead.
Dozens of families have left besieged areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media say.
A police officer is shot dead in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, during a stand-off with an armed group barricaded inside a police station.
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people catches fire and crashed in the US state of Texas, with all on board feared dead.
Reports from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo suggest that only a small number of people have made use of humanitarian corridors set up to allow them to leave rebel-held areas
Harry Potter fans gather at bookshops across the country for the release of latest instalment in the series.
An exhibition at the Science Museum looks at the history of computer games.
Hundreds of people have held rallies in Australia following allegations of abuse against boys in juvenile detention.
Jack, Louise and Bruna are at this year's World Youth Day in Poland. Watch them tell us what it's been like so far.
A rare, and extremely pungent. 'corpse flower' has bloomed in New York Botanical Garden.
Steve Huffman, co-founder and chief executive of Reddit, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given before he started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.
Police in Paraguay raided a drug lord's prison cell, only to find he was living a life of luxury - with a kitchen, plasma TV and a library.
JK Rowling praises fans for keeping the secrets of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as the stage show opens in London after weeks of previews.
What have the conventions revealed about the two main US presidential candidates and what should we expect next?
Tokyo is preparing to vote for its next governor, one of the biggest jobs in Japan, but the campaign has been marred by insults and allegations of sexism.
As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.
The results of European bank "stress tests" have been announced, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.
Syrian jihadists Jabhat al-Nusra's decision to detach itself from al-Qaeda could end up strengthening the group, says David Roberts of King's College, London.
Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A look at some of the events over the past week, including Michael Keaton receiving a Hollywood star and the stars of Doctor Who taking a selfie.
A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Pictures of wild elephants fleeing a flood-hit national park in the Indian state of Assam.
Carl Frampton becomes Northern Ireland's first two-weight world champion by beating Leo Santa Cruz on points in a superb contest in New York.
Watch new Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic score a bicycle kick on his Manchester United debut.
Kei Nishikori beats Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to reach the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto where he will meet Novak Djokovic.
The threat of lightning in New Jersey forces Saturday's third round to be abandoned at Baltusrol with the top 10 players unable to tee off.
The United States Olympic Committee have been accused of bullying companies who want to talk about #Rio2016
Donald Trump has criticised Democrats and lots of others for being "too political correct" - but how do Democrats define the idea?
A clutch of celebrities have taken part in the Olympics, but gone on to find wider fame in different fields. Can you pick out which?
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "summer".
Farming is seen as an unglamorous job across Africa, but the BBC's Sophie Ikenye finds some young professionals who are packing in the office job to return to the family farm.
Facebook removes racist gif after search for Spongebob Squarepants reveals character appearing to shoot Trayvon Martin
Hilary Clinton has become the first woman ever to become a major party nominee for US president. The BBC travelled to the Women's National Democratic Club, founded in Washington DC in 1922, to capture the scene.
Social media is both excited and confused by Matt Damon's starring role in the upcoming US-Chinese joint production - a monster adventure epic called The Great Wall.