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Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.
Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.
Mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer
Middle Eastern haven in the American south
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.