Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together head Alistair Darling clash in a heated final TV debate ahead of next month's independence referendum.
Manchester City maintain the 100% start to their Premier League title defence by beating Liverpool 3-1 at Etihad Stadium.
Ukraine's president dissolves parliament and calls a snap election for October, as his forces fight pro-Russian separatists in the east.
A US Army soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia base before shooting herself in the head, the military says.
Manchester United agree to pay a British record transfer fee of £59.7m to sign winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
Jenson Button sympathises with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian GP Prix was ended by a collision with Nico Rosberg.
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours earlier this year that Google's would purchase the firm.
The family of the US journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week make public a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage.
Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
Andy Murray overcomes cramp to beat Robin Haase 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 in the first round of the US Open.
A 54-year-old man is rescued from a body bag two hours after being declared dead by doctors in north-eastern Brazil.
Workers assess damage and begin to clear up after a 6.0 magnitude quake hits California's San Francisco Bay area, the strongest there in 25 years.
Hundreds of people attend the funeral in Missouri of the black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white policeman.
The family of William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, says he is receiving "excellent care" at a London hospital.
Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled.
Ukraine says it troops have clashed with rebel armoured vehicles that crossed from Russia and headed to the south-eastern port of Mariupol.
France's Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg says he and two colleagues are leaving their posts amid a bitter row over economic policy.
French PM Manuel Valls presents the resignation of his government amid a cabinet row over economic policies, and is asked to form a new administration.
Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love is voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.
At least eight Palestinians in Gaza are killed by Israeli air strikes amid ongoing rocket attacks on Israel, as Egyptian mediators reportedly propose a new ceasefire deal.