A 53-year-old man who was arrested by police investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared in 1989 is released without charge.
The World Health Organisation says a co-ordinated international response can stop the spread of Ebola, as it declares the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency.
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.
Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
A British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
Collection times at almost half the Royal Mail's collection boxes will be brought forward to between 9am and 3pm.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say facts have been twisted by the prosecution at his murder trial which will issue a verdict on 11 September.
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A man and his ex-wife who sexually and physically abused their children are jailed for a total of 25 years.
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Dozens of hot air balloons have taken off from the Ashton Court estate as part of the 36th annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta.
Energy company Shell UK announces plans to cut 250 onshore jobs from its North Sea operation in Aberdeen.
A rare tropical storm battering Hawaii has already caused power blackouts and block roads on one island, but no deaths have been reported.
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.