Vincenzo Nibali takes his advantage to 2 minutes 37 seconds over rival Alberto Contador after the Tour de France's fifth stage.
US actor Dickie Jones, who voiced wooden puppet Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, dies in California aged 87.
Theatre audiences should feel free to express appreciation for a performer however they see fit, according to a leading star of the Broadway stage.
The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.
Public sector workers in Greece hold a 24-hour strike in protest at continuing spending cuts, with hospitals, prisons and tax offices affected.
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have launched the Queen's Young Leaders Programme at Buckingham Palace.
Luxury carmaker Bentley says it is on course for record sales in 2014 after a 23% increase in deliveries in the first half of the year.
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
A Utah woman accused of killing six of her own babies did so because they were interfering with her drug addiction, police have said.
The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of extensive reforms to the Church's central government.
A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested its "most wanted" person - opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month.
A remarkable film emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.