• Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'
Israel and Hamas agree to 12-hour Gaza truce on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a longer seven-day ceasefire.
• 'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
• UK economy back at pre-crisis level
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
• US 'will send migrant youths home'
President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders.
• Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'
Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.
• S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.
• CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire
Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.
• Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
• Greste appeal over Egypt conviction
Jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction and jail term on terrorism-related charges in Egypt, his family says.
• McDonald's in Russian court case
Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.
• Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
• American reporter held in Iran
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.
• Thousands welcome Giants to city
An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One.
• VIDEO: Thunderstorms on Air Algerie route
BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed.
• VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
• VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial?
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.
• VIDEO: Yoga all at sea
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
• VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
• VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed
A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.
• Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
• Vandals rip off bronze bull's tail
Police are investigating after the tail was ripped off a life-sized bronze statue of a bull in Builth Wells.
• Russia's surprise interest rate rise
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
• Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.
• Absent fans get robot to do cheering
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.
• Google Glass rival has neck battery
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass - but with a better battery life.
• Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.
• Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows
Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.
• Wildlife loss link to child slavery
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
• 'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
• US manhunt for tuberculosis patient
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
• Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
• Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.
• England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold
England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.
• A country where liberal journalists risk death
A writer who gets on the wrong side of religious activists in Pakistan is in severe danger, and may have to vanish to survive.
• When time stood still
The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima - and its owner, who found peace through forgiveness.
• South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'
Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.
• Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
• BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
• Charges over Mexico children's home
A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
• UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
• Homeowner kills 'pregnant burglar'
Authorities in California are investigating whether to charge an elderly man who fatally shot a suspected female burglar who said she was pregnant.
• Miliband: I can't beat PM on image
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
• Train delays after lightning strikes
Lightning strikes cause "major disruption" to rail services in England and south Wales.
• Briton among Air Algerie crash dead
A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says.
• Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.
• 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
• '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
• In pictures: Royal first birthdays
A long line of royal baby photos
• How odd is a cluster of plane accidents?
How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?
• The ship that totally failed to change the world
The ship that totally failed to change the world
• Gaza protests show a divided Berlin
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support
• CAR: Fighting spreads like infection
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
• Was science fair discovery stolen?
Scientist claims 'child prodigy' getting credit for his discovery
• Day in pictures: 25 July 2014
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
• France protests over performers' pay
French performers march to defend state benefits
• Quiz of the week's news
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?
• Five famous Scots with no vote
Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum
• China Week: Typhoons to tantrums
China editor Carrie Gracie looks at what's made news this week
• Central African Republic's road to anarchy
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias