Hamas: We didn't kidnap soldier
An Israeli soldier with links to the UK may have been killed in a strike on his captors by the Israeli military, Hamas has said.
More carnage as Israel pounds Gaza
Israel has launched dozens of air strikes in the southern Gaza Strip during a large-scale search for a soldier it suspects was captured by Hamas fighters.
US gives £134m to restock Iron Dome
The US Congress has rushed through a 225 million-dollar (£134m) bill to support Israel's missile defence system.
Weekend storms end summer heatwave
Britain is poised for heavy weekend rain and thunderstorms as the barbecue summer comes to an abrupt halt.
It's safe to overfly Iraq - BA boss
British Airways will continue to fly over war-torn Iraq, its chief has said, even though other European airlines have diverted planes amid heightened fears following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17.
Ebola spread outpaces control bid
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organisation has warned as presidents from affected countries met in Guinea's capital.
Sealed unit to treat US Ebola pair
Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Georgia for treatment in one of the most tightly-sealed isolation units in the US.
Car parts plant blast kills scores
At least 65 people have been killed in an explosion at a car parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors.