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The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was on probation and wearing tag at the time of the attack, officials say.
President Hollande says the Islamist threat to France and Europe has never been as severe as now and vows to win the fight against radicalisation.
Delegates at the Democratic National Convention are poised to make history, formally nominating Hillary Clinton for president.
Russian drug cheats will still be competing at the Rio Olympic Games despite recent efforts to target them, whistleblowers tell the BBC.
A further 19 Russian rowers are banned from the Olympics, bringing the number of suspended Russian athletes so far to 37.
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury.
A nun who was in the church at the time 86-year-old priest Father Jacques Hamel was attacked has described how she managed to flee.
So-called Islamic State says it was behind the killing of an 84-year-old priest in an attack on his church near Rouen in northern France.
Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.
The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is kidnapped in Brazil with criminals demanding a ransom of $36.5m (£28m), reports say.
Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a train shelter collapsed during a storm in Chicago.
A Dutch app called The Detailed Interview is letting users decide the fate of "refugees" in the Netherlands.
Three Thai activists are charged with criminal defamation after authoring a report on alleged military abuses committed in the restive south.
US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".
The governor of Bavaria urges the German government to address public concerns about security and immigration after a spate of terror attacks.
China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.
Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.
A stabbing rampage leaves 19 people dead at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.
President Francois Hollande says that two armed men who killed a priest at a church in a suburb of Rouen, northern France, claimed to be from so-called Islamic State.