9 August 2014
The defence and prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial have spent more time trying to discredit each other's arguments than putting forward accounts of their own, says the BBC's Andrew Harding.
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
Sone Aluko wins his first call-up in more than two years as Nigeria, who are without a coach, name a squad for their Nations Cup qualifiers. BBC Sport
Ghanaian midfielder Derek Boateng is unveiled by SD Eibar on Tuesday, completing his move to the Spanish club. BBC Sport
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