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German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
Bills aimed at dealing with the crush of undocumented children streaming over the US border fail in Congress, as it prepares for its summer recess.
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal, adding to optimism that the US economy is roaring once more.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.
A couple in their sixties who made fake bomb detectors and sold them in the Middle East is convicted of fraud.
Scotland's Michael Jamieson says he "let people down" by not winning gold at Glasgow 2014 but vows to come back stronger.
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.
Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.
Five police officers are being investigated by the force's watchdog, over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
The Israeli military tells people in Gaza it is resuming operations, as a ceasefire with Hamas crumbles amid reports of at least 27 Palestinian dead.