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In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
A Somerset museum has been given three World War One medals, 100 years to the day after the soldier who earned them was killed in action.
Alex Hales says captain Alastair Cook is the "right guy at the top of the order" ahead of the third ODI against India.
Watch as Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi impress the crowd at the World Equestrian Games with a freestyle dressage routine sound tracked by Shakira.
A cyclist hopes to become the first British man to complete a gruelling mountain bike race over the Himalayas.
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.