The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.
Entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the commercial capital Lagos.
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
Lewis Hamilton's car catches fire in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, leaving him at the back of the grid, with Nico Rosberg on pole.
BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed.
Has flying really become safer? What caused the worst ever disasters? BBC Future reveals how the latest tragedies compare with accidents from past.
Weaving along a ledge between razor-sharp mountains and a glittering lake, the Kaoham Shuttle is arguably Canada’s greatest hidden journey.