Ukraine suffers a series of military setbacks, as hundreds of troops are taken prisoner and its forces withdraw from a key airport.
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates agrees to send a fact-finding mission.
Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
Fresh fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.
Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.
The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
Thirteen former Bosnian Serb police and soldiers are detained by police on suspicion of carrying out killings at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992.
Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
Manchester United agree to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.
Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.
Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.
A court in Bahrain upholds a 10-year sentence imposed on photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, as human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja is arrested.
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New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.
The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.