Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".
World Health Organization to launch $100m plan to combat "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.
Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia expires without confirmation that it will be extended.
Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.
Rescuers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has killed at least 30 and buried up to 200 people, but hopes of finding survivors fade as time passes.
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".
The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry.
The eurozone inflation rate falls by 0.4% in July, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".
The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.
The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
The flamboyant son of Senegal ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.
Facebook puts itself at forefront of push into Africa and Asia.
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.
At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.
The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.
Adidas shares tumble after the sportswear maker issues a profit warning and says it will open fewer stores in Russia.