Martin Bashir resigns from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after "offensive" remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Luis Suarez scores four goals as his virtuoso performance overwhelms Norwich at Anfield.
Six whales die and as many as 40 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.
Heavy rains and floods cause a powerful landslide in the southern Italian town of Montescaglioso.
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
New Zealand Cricket confirms a "small number" of its former players are being investigated after allegations of fixing.
The dramatic fistfight inside Russia's parliament
A 26-year-old homeless man is sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the violence during protests in Rio de Janeiro in June.
China has awarded its first licences to mobile phone companies to provide the superfast 4G mobile network to customers.
Sri Lanka's prime minister orders staff not to write letters in his name, after a heroin importation scam used a letter from his office.
Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
Crowds of mourners in Lebanon turn out to bury Hassan Lakkis, a commander in the Shia militant group Hezbollah, killed at close range on Tuesday.
Protests sparked by the Ukrainian government's decision not to sign an association deal with the EU are continuing in the capital Kiev.
Three ex-presidents of Ukraine give their support to anti-government protesters angered by the failure to sign a major deal with the EU.
Canada's military is soul searching after the suicides of up to four soldiers in just a week, raising questions over post-traumatic stress disorder.
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
Playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen has made Idris Elba more selective about his future roles, the actor tells the BBC.
France's parliament approves a bill that will impose a 1,500 euro ($2,030) fine on anyone paying for sex.
The BBC's Jonathan Head speaks to the mother of a soldier killed during violent protests in Thailand.
The EU reveals plans to tighten patrols of its sea borders and do more to help asylum-seekers, two months after the Lampedusa boat tragedy.