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Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
India's Uttar Pradesh state relaxes a curfew in the city of Saharanpur after clashes between Sikhs and Muslims left three dead and 20 hurt.
A group of Indian 65 nurses trapped in the fighting engulfing parts of Libya want to return home, officials say.
Thousands of passport workers are due to strike later over staffing and pay, with the government saying it could threaten people's holidays.
Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says he is "talking a lot" about the possibility of a women's professional cycling squad.
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.
A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
An Ethiopian mother's disbelief at violent student crackdown
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?
BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert