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Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.
The BBC's Yolande Knell visits a family in Gaza struggling to maintain their day-to-day lives as the conflict between Hamas and Israel rages.
At least 13 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.
Manchester United give new boss Louis van Gaal a winning start as they beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in a friendly in California.
Race against time to audit every Afghan vote
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.
The US aviation regulator lifts its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, but warns the situation remains "very fluid".
A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
Fighting continues, as Syria's Assad strengthens his position
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict.
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster
Woman who beat "fat" jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions
Who are the Europeans with an eye on the Scottish referendum?