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Daily Telegraph chess correspondent Malcolm Pein and Labour MP Maria Eagle discuss the link between chess and politics.
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft asks the Russian government for a $42bn (£25.2bn) loan, as it feels the impact of Western sanctions.
Narendra Modi says India had been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, in his first Independence Day speech as prime minister. BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports from Delhi
The BBC's Mike Williams and Vine user Nick discuss the uploading of football highlights.
Jonathan Ross is to return to BBC Radio 2 for the first time in four years, sitting in for Steve Wright for four days while the DJ is on holiday.
Clashes erupt in Pakistan after an attack on a convoy of anti-government protesters led by the opposition politician Imran Khan.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Séan Brady, offers his resignation to the Pope.
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The UK economy grew by 3.2% in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, slightly higher than the original 3.1% estimate.
A change in police tactics in the aftermath of the killing of US teenager Michael Brown in Missouri turns four days of violence into peace. BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports.
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Actor Robin Williams' death puts focus on mental health issues
As the death toll from Ebola mounts across west Africa, there is growing concern about what the cost will be to the region's economies.
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is found fit to stand trial in South Africa by a panel of psychiatric experts.
The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago today, but what does the next century hold for the waterway and the small Central American country that now runs it?
The largest piece of a structure set to become the world's biggest turret has set sail from Dubai.
Engineers create the world's largest robot swarm, with over 1,000 tiny robots that act independently but work together to build two-dimensional shapes.
Michael Buchanan reports on a German scheme to let families 'adopt a grandparent'.
New York's Museum of Modern Art is to digitise hundreds of unseen Andy Warhol films and screen them for the public.
UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.