Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is named the new prime minister of the south-east Asian nation.
The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.
The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
UKIP has set out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.
Ben Wright on why UK response to Syria is influenced by Iraq war
Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad, reports say.
The legal confusion over UK surrogate births
People are urged to pre-cook food in the oven before barbecuing it after research finds many Britons make hygiene mistakes when cooking outdoors.
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has turned its hand to growing vegetables in Singapore. The BBC investigates.
A French journalist, held hostage with James Foley for seven months, has been describing his time in captivity with the murdered journalist.
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.
The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, the British Transport Police says.
Labour pledges to give the regulator Ofgem the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.
What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?
Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.
Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with warnings of "shocks in store" for some schools.