Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.
Colombia's Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are due to start an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire.
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
England midfielder Michael Carrick is appointed as Manchester United's new vice-captain.
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
Sale move up to fourth in the Premiership after ending Exeter Chiefs' eight-match winning run with a tense victory.
Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in May.
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
The co-founder of the Wickerman Festival has died in hospital after an incident on his farm understood to involve a firearm.
England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.
Removing Alastair Cook as England ODI captain is right and he may eventually see it as a blessing, writes Jonathan Agnew.
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and usher in a new era of medicine.
The former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has given evidence at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him at Etihad Stadium until 2019.
Ferrari hire former Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne to work on car development in their simulator.
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.