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Where do one billion people go on holiday, and why?
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert
Hours after Hamas announces a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestinian militants resume firing rockets into Israel and Israel rejects the pause.
There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
The Israeli army insists that a mortar round it fired into a UN shelter in Gaza was not responsible for the deaths of at least 15 people.
Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m - the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer.
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?
Sharp falls in China's property market
Fran Halsall becomes the first female swimmer to complete a Commonwealth Games sprint double as compatriot Siobhan-Marie O'Connor also takes gold.
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation.
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.
Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.
England's Laura Trott wins gold in the women's points race, with Wales' Elinor Barker claiming silver.
Seventeen people are taken to hospital after a car ploughs into a crowd during a car meet event in Plymouth.