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At least 14 people are killed in a gun attack by Islamist group al-Shabab near Kenya's border with Somalia.
Zambian writer Namwali Serpell promises to split the winnings for this year's Caine Prize for African Writing, regarded as Africa's leading literary award, with all the runners up.
Authorities in the US have reported one person dead and several others injured after part of an ice cave collapse in Washington.
Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson lay wreaths in Hyde Park in memory of the victims killed in the 7/7 London bombings.
Pakistan complete their highest ever run chase in Test cricket to secure a 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka.
Jerry Weintraub, the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films, dies in California aged 77.
Hungarian MPs pass legislation to give the government the power to close the borders to all migrants and build a border fence.
Mainland Chinese shares fall further despite more measures from the government attempting to stem the sell-off in the volatile market.
A record 25.4 million TV viewers in the US watched the Women's World Cup final, the country's biggest ever audience for a football game.
BBC director general Tony Hall defends the corporation's decision to take on the cost of free TV licences for people over the age of 75.
A UN tribunal is to begin deliberating whether it can hear a legal challenge over territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Nick Kyrgios calls Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser a "blatant racist" after comments on his Wimbledon exit.
Kate Russell looks at some of the games, apps and films available for VR headsets
An Indian woman dies after alleging that she was set on fire by two policemen inside a police station when she refused to pay a bribe.
Five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather is stripped of the WBO welterweight belt he won from Manny Pacquiao.
The reigning Miss Universe defends keeping her crown despite a row between the pageant owner Donald Trump and her home country Colombia.
New rules aimed at reducing Brazil's high number of caesarean births come into force.
Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil to greet Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate an open-air mass.
Commemorations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945 - the biggest war in Asia in the 20th Century.
Global stock markets proved resilient on Tuesday, despite Greece's rejection of austerity demands - Japan's stock market opened 1.25% higher, and other markets closed stronger than expected on Monday.