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The UN calls for their "immediate release" of 43 Fijian peacekeepers in the Syrian Golan Heights, captured by an armed group.
An ex-care worker in Rotherham, where 1,400 girls were sexually exploited, says men collected victims as young as 11 from a children's home.
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Papua New Guinea's eastern Mount Tavurvur erupts, disrupting flights and spewing rocks and ash into the air.
Roy Hodgson says he had concerns over Luke Shaw's fitness before Louis van Gaal's criticism of the left-back.
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent Ebola spreading
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?