The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike.
An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 65 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).
A massive landslide on a river near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu buries dozens of homes, with four people so far confirmed dead.
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea have appealed for the US government to help secure their release.
Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron warns.
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but is opposed by the Senate and the White House.
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-eastern Sinaloa state.
A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.
Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.
Canadian teams breaks an oyster-shucking record set by a French team 12 years ago.
Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.
Eric Cantor, the number-two leader in the US House of Representatives says he will resign from Congress, weeks after his defeat in a party primary.
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 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.
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.
The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
Foreign drivers cost councils millions of pounds every year in unpaid parking fines, the Local Government Association says.
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.