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Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:38 am

West Africa flight ban over Ebola

A major West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:36 am

In pictures: Eid around the world

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:32 am

EU widens sanctions against Russia

The EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, going beyond asset freezes and travel bans.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:25 am

Government ends prison guitar ban

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:21 am

MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'

The parents of Liam Sweeney, one of the Britons who died in the MH17 air crash, have said they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to his body.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:20 am

Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 11:11 am

Barkley signs new Everton deal

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:42 am

Liberia bans football over Ebola

Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:32 am

Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:29 am

Deal on US college sport concussions

The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:24 am

China investigates ex-security chief

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:22 am

Migration changes 'to put UK first'

Britain is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:16 am

Deadly attack hits China's Xinjiang

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in an attack in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:16 am

Ecclestone 'to settle' bribery case

Lawyers for Bernie Ecclestone say the Formula 1 boss is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34m; £20m) to settle a court case against him.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:11 am

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

More than 100 Palestinians die, officials say, as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza after PM Netanyahu warns of a long conflict ahead.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:01 am

Day in pictures: 29 July 2014

A selection of images from around the world over the past 24 hours

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 9:50 am

OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 9:47 am

Red in tooth and claw

How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 9:39 am

England men win gymnastics team gold

England win gold in the men's gymnastics team final as Scotland land a historic silver medal.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 8:54 am

Jewish Museum suspect extradited

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 8:45 am

VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'

How social media is changing comedy in China

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 8:03 am

Android ID flaw exposes smartphones

A security firm warns of a flaw in the way Android ID checks apps that puts thousands of smartphones and tablets at risk.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 8:00 am

Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?

Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 7:42 am

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 7:28 am