The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident
Egypt deploys extra troops to the Sinai peninsula after seven members of the security forces were abducted there.
The Godolphin doping scandal widens as seven more horses, including St Leger winner Encke, fail new drugs tests.
Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, is granted bail in the case of the assassination of the former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.
Heavy fighting takes place between government and rebel forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the UN is deploying an attack force.
Fierce fighting is reported in the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, as the state news agency reports that the army has taken control of most of the town.
US drugs maker Actavis, itself the subject of bid speculation, agrees to buy Dublin-based rival Warner Chilcott for $8.5bn (£5.6bn) including debt.
An Israeli government investigation concludes a French news report in 2000, which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child, was baseless.
Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after being targeted by prosecutors under the controversial "foreign agents" law.
A small Florida city waits for the winner of the largest lottery jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), to come forward.
The country pop singer, Rihanna, One Direction and Justin Bieber all win at this year's Billboard Music Awards.
At least one person has died and several others were injured in a series of tornadoes that have torn through the US state of Oklahoma.
George Alagiah reports on how Ethiopia has overcome adversity and is now showing some of the fastest growth rates in the world.
New Zealand's Daniel Vettori could play in the second Test against England after Bruce Martin is ruled out with injury.
A celebrated Pre-Raphaelite painting that led to a marriage breakdown is acquired by the Ashmolean museum.
Tom Hiddleston is to play the title role in a new version of Shakespearean tragedy Coriolanus at London's Donmar Warehouse.
Star Trek Into Darkness tops the US box office chart on its debut weekend but fails to reach its $100m estimate.
A man and a woman are found dead at the scene of a suspected gas explosion at a Nottinghamshire house.
Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes is holding talks with a number of the club's coaching staff on Monday.
The Nigerian military says that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" as a result of its offensive against them, however it has not produced any evidence.