The BBC’s Paul Wood says it is too early to say whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Khat – a plant used as a stimulant – was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.
Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia – a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.
A fast-moving wildfire sweeps across the Angeles National Forest in southern California in the United States.
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Kurdish officials say that their Peshmerga fighters have broadly taken control of a strategically important dam in northern Iraq from Islamist militants.
Ali Moore reports from the Singapore Garden Festival, where designers, horticulturists and thousands of orchids have created new ideas for Asia’s gardens.
Thirteen more foreign tourists and Indonesian crew have been rescued after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia.