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Swimmer Ross Murdoch secures gold to cap a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for hosts Scotland.
A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.
MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".
The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence
The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.
Fighting has continued in the Central African Republic despite a ceasefire agreement between the rival armed groups.
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
Thousands of Ghanaians took to the streets on Thursday across the country, in protest against what they call the government's mismanagement of the economy.
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.
Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.