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Gaza sees one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warns of a long conflict ahead.
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars £10 to drive into central London are being considered, it is reported.
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn, but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.
World number one Serena Williams will be fit to defend her US Open title next month after recovering from a virus.
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.
Rory Cellan-Jones on predicting future shape of technology
Deep-cleaning machines resembling Daleks are being used to cut hospital infections like C. diff in north Wales but a report says the problem is "still too high".
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
Former members of Lostprophets say they originally hoped child abuse reports about singer Ian Watkins were a "mistake" and now want to move forward.
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, following an upsurge of violence from both sides.
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.