8 July 2014
With the theatrics over at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, it is left to Judge Thokozile Masipa to consider whether she believes his defence.
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
UK residents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures announced.
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international. BBC Sport
Algeria international Yacine Brahimi signs a five-year deal with Portuguese club FC Porto from Spanish side Granada. BBC Sport
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