• Israel warns of 'prolonged' Gaza war
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, following an upsurge of violence from both sides.
• US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'
Russia has violated an arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US says, as Barack Obama discusses sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
• LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
• UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
• China regulators in Microsoft visit
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
• Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
• Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
• AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
• Qatar 2022 'dismay' at workers' pay
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
• Ferry students 'floated from cabins'
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
• MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
• Coe 'will not run for BBC Trust job'
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
• VIDEO: Huge explosion hits Gaza building
Israeli airstrike have hit a building housing several media companies in central Gaza.
• VIDEO: War nightmares of Syrian children
Millions of Syrian children are caught up in the conflict
• VIDEO: Ebola forces border closures
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
• VIDEO: Court to hear 'gay conversion' case
Gay rights activists in China are preparing for a landmark court case against 'gay conversion therapy'.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: The facts about global travel
BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.
• VIDEO: Dog friendly buses in Hong Kong
A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.
• VIDEO: Quick-thinking mother saves baby
A woman and her baby had a lucky escape, when they narrowly avoided being involved in a car accident in San Francisco.
• Koala survives speedy ride under car
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.
• VIDEO: Old van turned into mobile sauna
An entrepreneur in Kyrgyzstan has converted a rusty old van into a mobile steam room.
• Strike ends in South Africa
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
• VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
• Police placing ads on piracy sites
The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.
• Hacker McKinnon turns search expert
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, reinvents himself as a search expert.
• Burma Top Gear breached Ofcom rules
Top Gear's Burma special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial term broke broadcasting guidelines, Ofcom rules.
• Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout
Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007.
• Eggshells may act like 'sunblock'
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
• How faces drive first impressions
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
• Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
• Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
• England's Gemili takes 100m silver
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
• Bell & Buttler put England on top
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
• Germany's super-shy super-rich
Why do some of Germany's wealthiest families dodge the limelight and avoid conspicuous consumption?
• The people who want to be near a tornado
In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger?
• Nigerian state bans cars during Eid
Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.
• Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
• France offers Iraq Christians asylum
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
• Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
• Emirates to stop flying over Iraq
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.
• Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.
• Migrant benefits to be tightened
The time during which EU migrants can claim a range of UK benefits if they do not have realistic job prospects is to be halved to three months.
• Pause NHS privatisation - Labour
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.
• Gold medal record for Scotland
Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
• PM urges 'prompt' Russia sanctions
David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
• Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
News photos from around the world
• A community's tales
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
• Day in pictures: 25 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 25 July
• 'Hidden' photos reveal library build
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
• Your pictures: Cycling
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
• Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
• Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
• Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year
• MH17 crash: The 298 who perished
The 298 men, women and children who perished
• China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
• The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart
• The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces
• VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate
The summer movies criticising US drone policies
• Wide-eyed lemurs on the web
Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online
• Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
• In pictures: Indian child beggars
The child beggars struggling to get by in the Indian capital, Delhi
• Nollywood finds its global audience online
Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online
• The 'mistake' behind a top handbag firm
How did Michael Jackson help inspire Indian handbag firm?
• Anti-Semitism comes back to haunt Europe
New wave of hostility to Jews alarms European leaders
• CAR crisis: Silent majority held hostage
How CAR's armed youths hold a silent majority hostage