BBC World Service
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Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".
Continuing clashes in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the toppling of PM Nawaz Sharif leave one dead and hundreds injured.
Activist relives humiliation and horror at hands of Ukraine rebels
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
More than 250 are injured as police in Islamabad fire tear gas at protesters marching on the residence of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
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A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.
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Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.
EU puts Pole and Italian at helm in tough times
Leaders of five of El Salvador's powerful gangs say they will stop attacking police and military in a bid to re-launch a gang truce agreed two years ago.
A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, local police say.