Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.
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Indian officials miss a day off for the drive against dirt
The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.
Iraq's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC that Islamic State continues to pose 'an existential threat' to the his country.
Shelling greets start of term in east Ukraine
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
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Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the ageing workforce, doctors' leaders say.
The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics.
Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
Michael Dunn is found guilty in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis, a teenager shot during a row over loud music at a petrol station in Florida.
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
Top Russian journalists join wave of emigration
Norwegian railway line relaxes after successful summer
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Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.
At least ten people have been killed in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
A 17-year-old girl has been found in Mexico 12 years after she was abducted by her mother.
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.