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America's aviation agency announces the six states that will test commercial drones, a step towards unleashing the pilotless aircraft in US skies.
The International Olympic Committee expresses confidence Russia will deliver a secure Games in Sochi, after two deadly bombings hit Volgograd.
DR Congo's army repulses several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, killing about 46 members of an "unknown terrorist group", the government says.
The president of South Sudan tells the BBC that if his side has committed abuse in recent clashes they will be punished.
At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.
A large sinkhole measuring about 160ft (49m) wide appears in a village in the Peak District.
Police searching for teenager Adam Pickup, who went missing in Manchester on Saturday, say they believe they have found his body.
A man is charged with arson and affray after a fire broke out on a North Sea ferry and six people had to be airlifted to hospital.
Broadcaster Al-Jazeera demands the release of four journalists arrested in Egypt for allegedly holding illegal meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The UK has done all it can "within the law" to delay the lifting of work restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, a senior Conservative says in response to calls for controls to be extended.
Shots are fired at the German ambassador's residence in the Greek capital, Athens, but no-one is reported injured.
Switzerland grants a three-month visa to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was recently freed after 10 years in a Russian jail.
China has local government debts of 17.7 trillion yuan ($2.9tn), up 70% from three years ago, according to an official report.
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka tells West Brom he will not repeat his use of the "quenelle" gesture to celebrate goals.
A team of four Al-Jazeera journalists is arrested in Egypt's capital, Cairo, for allegedly holding illegal meetings with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Why Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture is so controversial
Jacques Kallis bows out of Test cricket with a victory as South Africa beat India by 10 wickets to win the series 1-0.
At least 14 people are killed in a blast in the Russian city of Volgograd, in what officials say is the second suicide attack there in two days.