Skirmishes flare between supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as he visits the city of San Diego in California.
More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed due to the Zika outbreak, in a letter to the World Health Organization.
A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.
Former Argentine junta leader Reynaldo Bignone is sentenced to 20 years in prison over Operation Condor killing of left-wing activists.
A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.
Brazil's interim President Michel Temer calls an emergency meeting of security officials after video of a gang rape of a teenage girl causes outrage.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Western sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are "not productive".
A British citizen who US prosecutors say plotted to carry out a suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport is jailed for 40 years in the US.
It would be a "very dangerous experiment" for the UK to give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn power, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warns.
Rebel's from Colombia's left-wing ELN group release Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez Mora who went missing last Saturday.
The Islamic State group's commander in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja is among 70 militants killed in coalition air strikes, the US military says.
Amber Heard has left court in Los Angeles, where she was granted a restraining order against her estranged husband, Johnny Depp.
Brazil's interim president calls an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a sex attack on a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro prompted widespread anger.
The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
A small plane crashes in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
Some of the first paying passengers on the world's biggest cruise ship have described it as "a construction site" and a "serious risk to those on board".
A neighbourhood in Washington has been made over with murals by both international and local artists.
The Sydney Opera House is among many landmarks in the Australian city lit up as part of a festival of light and music.
Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over policies about which bathrooms transgender students should use in schools.
The site of the longest battle of World War One, Verdun has become a symbol of European reconciliation, says Hugh Schofield.
Regulators have given one of the world's largest drug companies approval to sell a new gene therapy.
How a 1986 Real Madrid game kick-started Champions League
In our series of letters by African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani gives five examples of just how much has changed in Nigeria since President Buhari was sworn in a year ago.
The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.
Swashboggling, squishous and frobscottle are among thousands of Roald Dahl's words to be compiled in a dictionary to celebrate the centenary of the writer's birth.
American drivers take to US roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.
Now plans for fracking have been given the go-ahead in North Yorkshire, the BBC's John Moylan looks at whether old industrial sites be used for future fracking applications.
A patent owner wants Apple to suspend Facetime and iMessage chat apps because it claims its technologies have been infringed.
Microsoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to Windows 10.
Ariana Grande tops the album chart with her third record, Dangerous Woman, while Drake continues his reign at the top of the singles chart.
Broadway musical American Psycho, about an investment banker turned serial killer, is to close after poor ticket sales.
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.
The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.
The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.
Marcus Rashford furthers his claims for a place in England's Euro 2016 squad after scoring in a warm-up win over Australia.
Alex Hales hits 83 and Joe Root 80 as England reach 310-6 against Sri Lanka on day one of the second Test at Chester-le-Street.
Celena and her partner Pete separated for 10 weeks to break their bad habits and lose weight.
Canadian fishermen have been celebrating after catching two bright blue lobsters. But just how unusual is this?
Five people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, are given life sentences.
Donkeys without nappies are banned from entering a north-eastern Kenyan town to protect its first tarmac road from faeces.
Barack Obama becomes the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima, saying the memory of the US 1945 nuclear bombing must never fade.
A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.
France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.
Turkey calls the US "two-faced" over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia
A student demonstration in central Santiago turns violent as police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
Police in Bolivia use water cannons against disabled protesters who tried to breach a roadblock to demand an increase in state benefits.
As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.
The UN says it has been able to deliver aid to only a fraction of the Syrians it planned to reach, calling the situation "horrendously critical" in some areas.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal that limits carbon emissions in nearly 200 countries.
Canadian marijuana users decry recent raids on dozens of Toronto shops that sell the drug, calling the operation a waste of police resources.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Should violent prisoners be allowed to look for love online?
Are Tragically Hip the most Canadian band in the world?
The cinema treasure trove in an unlikely place
The riot with a legacy of shame and pride
Where Obama will live post White House
Debt crisis pushes Greek TV channel to brink