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Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams win in straight sets to ease to the quarter-finals of the US Open.
New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity", as a BBC team reaches the town of Amerli after a two-month siege ends.
Manchester United sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax for £13.8m.
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the besieged town of Amerli, which was liberated by Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Sunday.
Security forces and protesters continue their clashes in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.
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