A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.
Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.
Five Chadian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali are killed in an attack in the northern Kidal region.
A suicide bombing and mortar fire have killed at least 15 people in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
Tottenham begin their Europa League campaign with a spirited goalless draw against Group C rivals Partizan Belgrade.
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.
Celtic are twice pegged back by Red Bull Salzburg in their Europa League Group D opener in Austria.
The BBC's John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Malta turns away a ship travelling from Guinea over fears one person on board may be infected with the Ebola virus.