A pro-Russian rebel leader tells the BBC his forces do not possess the Buk missile thought to have brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict.
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests.
The US aviation regulator lifts its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, but warns the situation remains "very fluid".
A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
An elderly, "depressed" polar bear is to stay in Argentina because he is too old, a zoo decides, rejecting a petition to move him to Canada.
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.
Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.
Opposition MPs in India demand an investigation into reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
The embattled Socialist prime minister of Bulgaria resigns after only a year in office to allow for an early election on 5 October.
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille.
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
British experts are to begin the process of analysing the flight data recorder from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.