Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) sample some space-grown lettuce.
At least 42 people have been killed and many more injured in two bomb attacks near Baquba in eastern Iraq, local sources say.
As migrants continue to risk life and limb to reach Europe from Africa, Libya has become the main hub for traffickers plying their illegal trade in human cargo.
A Texas woman, who was held at gunpoint and killed along with her husband and six children, had sent a text message to her mother before she died.
Authorities in Ghana's capital Accra recover a body from the site of a petrol station inferno on 3 June, in which at least 154 people died.
A toxic leak of wastewater that has turned a Colorado river mustard yellow is three times larger than US officials had originally estimated.
President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabweans failed in their responsibility to protect Cecil the lion, who was shot by an American dentist.
The Greek debt crisis has saved the German government some €100bn in lower borrowing costs, a study finds.
British Tour de France winner Chris Froome will take part in the Vuelta a Espana, the third and final Grand Tour of 2015.
A UK court dismisses a bid to extradite Rwanda's spy chief to Spain to stand trial for his alleged role in massacres after the 1994 genocide.
Five libraries in Southampton should be shut unless volunteers come forward to run them, a council report recommends.
Six members of the Turkish security forces are killed in bomb and gun attacks in the country's south-east and the city of Istanbul.
A Chinese military court gives a former general a suspended death sentence for crimes including bribery, abuse of power and misuse of public funds.
A Taliban suicide bomber attacks a checkpoint near the entrance to the international airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing five people.
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Military police raid a house in Cameroon and free around 70 malnourished children, some of whom were kept in chains for years.
A man is critically injured in Ferguson, Missouri, in an exchange of gunfire with police on the anniversary of the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's Gold Coast.
Investigators in Sri Lanka exhume the body of a former rugby star in a murder inquiry that has been linked to ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son.
A journalist in Azerbaijan who criticised a popular footballer on social media is fatally beaten by football fans.