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The Egyptians using a provocative anti-Hamas hashtag
A warplane attacks a rebel-held town with rockets in eastern Ukraine, shattering homes and killing 11 people.
A suicide bomb attack at a market in eastern Afghanistan kills 89 people, officials say, hours after the president's media team is attacked in Kabul.
The US Federal Reserve warns of "stretched valuations" in social media and biotechnology firms as part of chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual report in front of Congress.
Israel has resumed its air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, after its brief ceasefire was met with continuing rocket fire.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been talking to residents of a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip about the likely success of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.
An American man claims to be king of a small piece of Africa so his daughter can become a princess.
MEPs elect Jean-Claude Juncker - a veteran champion of EU integration - as head of the European Commission despite UK opposition.
US banking giant JPMorgan Chase reports an 8% fall in profits in the second quarter of 2014, but rival Goldman Sachs sees a 5% profit rise.
A portrait of David Bowie is among one of 130 original photographs donated by Lord Snowdon to the National Portrait Gallery.
Iraq's parliament has elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker, breaking weeks of political deadlock amid a jihadist-led rebellion in the north and west.
Non-Muslims on Kenya's coast seek safety after militant attacks
Tiger Woods, now fit again after back surgery, insists winning the title is his only goal at this week's Open Championship.
Ivory Coast blocks 400 refugees who fled to Liberia from returning home, as the number of people killed by the Ebola virus passes the 600 mark.
A new internet domain for Scotland is launched, allowing people to choose a .scot web or email address for the first time.
Hong Kong kick-starts a political reform process by submitting a report to Beijing about the prospect of universal suffrage in the territory.
What went wrong in post-Gaddafi Libya?
Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole believes English players are afraid of moving to a foreign club.
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.
Tens of thousands of German football fans in central Berlin give a hero's welcome to the returning World Cup-winning team.