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24 hours of news photos: 7 August
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"
Inside family albums in Cambodia
Winners of the National Geographic photo competition
Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are to be considered by the government, the transport secretary is expected to announce.
Andy Murray takes just 54 minutes to defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in his first match at the Rogers Cup.
Heather Watson books a third-round Rogers Cup clash with Victoria Azarenka after defeating Dominika Cibulkova.
Details of road closures around the Celtic Manor which will host September's Nato summit of world leaders are announced as work to erect over 12 miles (20 km) of security fencing starts.
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.