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Seventeen past and present players from Australian rugby league side Cronulla Sharks face doping allegations.
Pakistan's military calls for dialogue between the government and leaders of two protest groups, as demonstrators blockade parliament in Islamabad.
Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee vote to raise interest in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was an "appalling example of brutality", the UK foreign secretary says.
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday.
The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.
Two workers have died and 25 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, state media reports.
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.
Construction firm Balfour Beatty rejects a third takeover approach, worth more than £2bn, from rival Carillion.
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India.
The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza.
At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
Britain's Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open at Flushing Meadows, the tournament he won in 2012.
Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.
Anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are advancing towards parliament, breaching a designated secure zone in the capital Islamabad.
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.