Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.
Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
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.
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
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.
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
Fresh fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.