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Homes and cars are attacked and racist graffiti is daubed on walls in east Belfast in a spate of overnight "hate crimes" that police say are linked.
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn, but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.
Why operating heavy machinery remotely could become a safer and more immersive experience
Wales sees a significant drop in the number of people taking claims to employment tribunals after fees to bring action have been introduced.
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.
The conflict in Gaza has caused a rise in tensions in the West Bank and thousands have protested against Israel's actions in Gaza.
The number of Northern Ireland patients using a service that provides safe and legal substitutes for drugs such as heroin rises dramatically.
The many ways of honouring our champion horses
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
Former members of Lostprophets say they originally hoped child abuse reports about singer Ian Watkins were a "mistake" and now want to move forward.
Russia has violated an arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US says, as Barack Obama discusses sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.