Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.
The US Attorney General arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.
The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as fighting claims 34 civilian lives in a day.
The White House confirms that a jihadist video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic.
Nine people are arrested by police in Austria on suspicion of planning to join Islamist militant groups in Syria.
A lawyer for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail for drugs convictions, says he has been granted a new appeal hearing.
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is defiant as he is booked on abuse of power charges, vowing to fight the case with "every fibre of my being".
Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
Muller rejects "astronomical" Man Utd approach, AC Milan deny talk of Liverpool bid for Balotelli, and Jack Wilshere's double.
Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child.
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.
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Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is freed following a court order.
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.