Turkey's elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week's failed coup.
Afghanistan observes a day of national mourning following the suicide bombing of a protest march in Kabul that killed 80 people.
Fast-moving wildfires have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in mountains north of Los Angeles, California, authorities say.
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is not afraid of going to prison as a result of the corruption charges she faces.
The teenager who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings, including the Norwegian massacre by Anders Behring Breivik of 2011, German police say.
The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse sets out from Egypt's capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its quest to circle the globe.
Prosecutors will be urged to seek tougher sentences for people committing hate crimes, following a rise in incidents in the wake of the Brexit vote in the EU referendum.
Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of prominent investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed by a car bomb in Ukraine on Wednesday.
Floods in north and central China leave at least 150 people dead and more than 100 missing, with hundreds of thousands forced to evacuate, officials say.
Tim Kaine - Democrat Hillary Clinton's newly announced presidential running mate - makes his national debut, saying: "America was not built on fear".
The Kenyan authorities deport one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, after he is filmed apparently kicking a woman at Nairobi's main airport.
Chris Froome is poised to become the first Briton to win three Tours de France because his lead will not be challenged on Sunday's finish in Paris.
An eyewitness to the Munich attack, who managed to communicate with the gunman, explains what he saw and heard.
At least nine people have been killed after a gun attack at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany.
Angela Merkel says Germany is "in deep and profound mourning" after nine people were killed by a gunman in Munich.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton formally introduces her presidential running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
Turkey's deputy prime minister says the plotters behind last week's failed coup had infiltrated all ministries and more arrests will follow.
The sister of the pilot of missing flight MH370 denies that her brother would have deliberately crashed the plane.
Graham is a sculpture of how humans would need to evolve to survive low-impact car crashes.
After three years of careful captive breeding, scientists from Chester Zoo say they have established a wild colony of a rare butterfly at Heysham Moss in Lancashire.
Four teenage boys who were disciplined for wearing PE shorts to school on the hottest day of the year so far, stage a protest by wearing skirts instead.
A surreal lifelike sculpture of "Graham", perfectly designed to survive a car crash, is introduced as part of an Australian road safety campaign.
Will the increasingly close relationship between Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's senior general pave the way to a more democratic Myanmar?
Cyprus is a divided island where EU law does not apply in full - a useful example for pro-EU Scotland, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.
Donald Trump's speech to the Republican Party Convention found a tone which may serve him through the campaign to come, writes James Naughtie
Did Donald Trump tell "the truth and nothing else" - as promised - in his acceptance speech at the US Republican convention?
In the aftermath of mass killings by lone attackers in Orlando and Nice, we take a look at the links between domestic violence, sexual identity and radicalisation.
Surrounded by government forces, the Syrian city of Aleppo could be facing its last gasp after holding out for four years, writes Diana Darke.
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.
A selection of some of the shortlisted images in this year's EyeEm Awards.
Photographer Terence Donovan helped shape the look of a generation and redefined British photography in the Swinging Sixties.
A count of the Queen's swans has taken place on the River Thames. Each year the royal birds are checked to see how many there are.
Joe Root hits a career-best 254 before England reduce Pakistan to 57-4, trailing by 532 after two days of the second Test at Old Trafford.
Nico Rosberg will keep pole for the Hungarian GP after an investigation, while Red Bull's cars escape grid demotions under the 107% rule.
American Brandt Snedeker leads the Canadian Open by one shot going into Sunday's final round after a six-under 66 in round three.
Celtic impress against Leicester in the International Champions Cup - but the Foxes win 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Diggers remove a million tonnes of stone a year from the place where Roman emperors, Michelangelo and Mussolini all went for their marble.
Why has the internet been arguing about the former Barcelona centre-half? Find out with BBC Trending's round-up.
The new Jason Bourne film might feature a plot involving a global social network, but don't expect to find its director Paul Greengrass tweeting about it any time soon.
England's victory in the 1966 World Cup is now a part of the national legend but the tournament had a lasting impact on the country itself.
Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?
The sister of missing Malaysia Airlines captain Zaharie Shah tells the BBC about her brother's disappearance, and why the story of MH370 must live on.
The ageing Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth packs a mean punch in his new film Kabali, an action-packed gangster drama, writes Sudha G Tilak.
What will Brexit mean for small towns in Poland that have seen their populations shrink as people left to live and work elsewhere in the EU?
Rasheed Street, the oldest street in Baghdad, is celebrating its centenary
Tens of thousands of refugees remained stranded in a closed military zone between Syria and Jordan, with conditions rapidly deteriorating, reports the BBC's Yolande Knell.
The failed coup, Wikileaks and a State of Emergency; we take a look at Turkey's turbulent week as played out digitally.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.