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The BBC has witnessed more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as rebel forces appeared to attack Ukrainian army positions with mortars and a tank on part of the frontline in the east of the country.
Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.
One rower, two cats, 900 miles
In a season when Formula 1 has been called boring, the Hungarian GP was packed with chaos, drama and heroic drives.
Tour de France winner Chris Froome tells spectators he will "always respect" the yellow jersey and "never dishonour it".
Nigerian police say a girl aged about 10 has carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Damaturu, killing at least 16 people.
Synchronised swimming events featuring men and women are the "future" say the winners of the event's first World Championship gold.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is getting "closer and closer" to signing a new contract, says manager Arsene Wenger.
Chris Froome says he will "never dishonour" the yellow jersey after becoming the first Briton to win two Tour de France titles.
How a former Wallabies captain built a business empire
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari dedicate their Hungarian Grand Prix win to the late Jules Bianchi, the team's former reserve driver.
Team Sky's Chris Froome becomes the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice as the three-week race finishes in Paris.
A Devon pilot killed in a plane crash in Ireland was flying a type of plane seen in a James Bond film.
Iraqi forces launch operation to retake the Islamic State-controlled University of Anbar complex in the western city of Ramadi.
Turkey calls Nato meeting to discuss military operations against Islamic State group and Kurdish separatist PKK.
The Syrian army has been forced to give up some areas in order to retain others in the war against rebels, now in its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assad has acknowledged.
Britain's Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn improve their own world records at the IPC Grand Prix Final in London.
A teenager who is believed to have taken so-called "laughing gas" at a party in south-east London has died.
Lewis Hamilton accepts the blame for the errors that led to him finishing sixth in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
England's Danny Willett wins his third European Tour title with a one-shot victory at European Masters in Switzerland.