A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout.
Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.
The industry behind champagne production has been handed world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural arm.
Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.
Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.
A shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing six workers, according to Chinese state media.
Two senior officials with Croatia's leading football club are arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion, police say.
Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.
Rohan Dennis rides the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history to claim victory on the opening stage in Utrecht.
US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.
Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.
Martunis survived the 2004 tsunami and was befriended by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.
Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.
A Colombian man with terminal cancer becomes the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia, in a move opposed by the Church.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.
The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.
Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announces his retirement from the sport and will miss the Ashes series because of a knee injury.
Eurotunnel says it is preparing for a "difficult night" and increases security after 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal.
A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.
Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani.
A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.
The final five bodies of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are flown back to the UK.
Britain's Andy Murray overcomes a shoulder problem to beat Italy's Andreas Seppi in the third round of Wimbledon.
Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey indicates.
Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi hailing app in France, according to newspaper Le Monde.
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.