• US military tried to free Foley
A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.
• Israel kills top Hamas commanders
Three senior Hamas military commanders are killed in an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza, militants say.
• Thailand coup general named as PM
Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.
• Silva runs for Brazilian presidency
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.
• Pakistan talks over protests begin
Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad.
• Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
• Attorney general meets Brown family
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.
• India court stays sisters' execution
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.
• UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.
• Iceland evacuates area near volcano
Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.
• Russia convoy 'near Ukraine customs'
Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says.
• Guatemalan top general dies in crash
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
• VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.
• VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.
• VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities
Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides
There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.
• VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes
From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference, Def Con.
• VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
• VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
• VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.
• Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
• Macy's settles racial profiling cases
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
• Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.
• Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
• Samsung-made Nook tablet announced
Barnes & Noble unveils a customised version of a budget Samsung tablet that replaces a model it used to make itself.
• Anna Nicole Smith estate loses claim
A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.
• Comedy awards shortlist announced
The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including James Acaster, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe, are unveiled.
• Greenland ice sheet losses double
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
• New dates rewrite Neanderthal story
A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.
• Thousands 'eligible for Ebola drugs'
Around 30,000 people could have been eligible for drugs in the current Ebola outbreak - if they had been available, a report in Nature suggests.
• Liberia troops enforce Ebola lockdown
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola, setting off protests.
• Maribor 1-1 Celtic
Callum McGregor scores an away goal as Celtic draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
• Barcelona transfer ban appeal fails
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.
• The island that kids learn to leave
As hundreds of thousands of people leave Ireland to look for work, rural communities - such as those on Achill Island - are struggling to survive.
• VIDEO: Partition of India: My memories
In 1947, India split from Pakistan forcing millions of people to leave their homes in search of safety.
• Fear over Somali radio closure
The manager of a radio station in Somalia tells the BBC he is in hiding after the authorities took it off air, accusing it of spreading hate messages.
• Chinese cult murder trial opens
The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
• Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds has died.
• Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
• Iran MPs dismiss science minister
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
• Texas governor pleads not guilty
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
• 'Volatile' GCSE results expected
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with warnings of "shocks in store" for some schools.
• UKIP outlines strategy on taxation
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.
• Labour in energy regulator pledge
Labour pledges to give the regulator Ofgem the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.
• 21% rise in sex offences on railways
The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, the British Transport Police says.
• Day in pictures: 14 August 2014
24 hours of news photos: 14 August
• In pictures: Lauren Bacall
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall
• In pictures: The Maliki years
Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
• In pictures: Robin Williams
Career of actor and comedian in pictures
• Day in pictures: 13 August 2014
24 hours of news photos: 13 August
• In pictures: Framing Hope
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein
• In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants
• Day in pictures: 12 August 2014
24 hours of news photos: 12 August
• Is anti-Semitism rising?
Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
• Trigger decision: when police shoot
What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?
• Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
• Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign
Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate
• The economic impact of Ebola
Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
• Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs
Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident about the future
• Saying no to graphic images of Foley
The Twitter users saying no to graphic images of James Foley
• VIDEO: Korean plot to dominate global culture
South Korea's plot to take over the world through pop music
• Life on Ebola front line
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
• Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll
Marina Silva set to revive interest in Brazil's presidential campaign