Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.
Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.
Defending champion Andy Turner crashes out of the 110m hurdles as Olympic title holder Greg Rutherford makes the long jump final.
UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".
London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars £10 to drive into central London are being considered, it is reported.
England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.
Government says parents can track children and report on lawbreaking video game shops at the same time.
Diana Mather and Rosamund Urwin discuss who it is appropriate to invite to the cinema to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.
Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.