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An Indian court orders the release of a human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for 14 years to protest a law granting soldiers sweeping powers.
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Scores of schools in northern Mexico remain closed almost two weeks after large quantities of sulphuric acid leaked into a river from a copper mine.
Google's driverless cars are programmed to occasionally exceed speed limits by up to 10mph, says the project's lead engineer.
Australian MP Clive Palmer has been criticised after he launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government, live on national TV.
The chair of the Commons Home Affairs committee has described as "catastrophic" a £224m fine imposed on the Home Office after it illegally ended a contract with a major US corporation brought in to modernise the UK's immigration controls.
A Kurdish protester is killed in eastern Turkey in clashes over the removal of a statue of the founder of a militant Kurdish group.
The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.
Saudi Arabia executes four relatives for drugs possession, amid what Amnesty International calls a "disturbing" surge in the use of the death penalty.
A man has been critically injured in a reported gas explosion at a potato supply company in a Cambridgeshire village, the ambulance service says.
No-one survived an attack on a convoy of refugees in the Luhansk area of eastern Ukraine on Monday, a rebel source tells the BBC.
Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gains a favourable response from newspaper critics.
Former World Championship finalist Ali Carter plans to return to the sport after having chemotherapy for lung cancer.
A senior member of staff at an Aberdeen crematorium being investigated over its handling of baby ashes loses his job.
A woman is rescued after her car was left hanging over a cliff edge - with a 30ft drop below.
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.
Comedian Tim Vine talks to BBC Breakfast about winning the funniest joke at Edinburgh festival and why he thinks being funny 'isn't rocket science'.