The police watchdog is to investigate Wiltshire Police's handling of child sexual abuse allegations made about former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.
A Syrian warplane crashes in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha amid bombing raids, killing 17 people, activists say.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza warns against vengeance and urges calm following the assassination of a senior general on Sunday
A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.
Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Qatar to try to reassure Gulf allies over the nuclear deal with Iran.
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.
The main Athens stock index, the Athex, plunges by 22.87% on Monday as trading resumes after a five-week closure.
Amnesty International says that military police in the Brazilian city of Rio have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years.
German vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler are buying Nokia's Here digital mapping business for 2.8bn euros (£2bn).
Malaysian officials meet French investigators in Paris before tests are carried out on a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370.
UK manufacturing growth picks up in July from a 26-month low in June, but growth remains "near stagnant", a survey suggests.
Multi-millionaire Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gives his agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present, media reports say.
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
Thousands of people have been told to evacuate their homes in Northern California because of wildfires.
At least 47 people are now reported to have died in severe flooding in Myanmar which has affected tens of thousands of people.
Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
California firefighters stretched to the limit as they attempt to bring 21 major fires under control across the drought-ridden state.