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Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
Spain returns to Colombia 691 smuggled indigenous artefacts, seized from drug gangs in a police operation in 2003.
Can America's honeybees be saved?
The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.