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HSBC profits fall by 12% in the first half of the year, as the bank says it paid out $234m to cover the cost of "customer redress".
Ex-England striker Gary Lineker says he is 'sickened' by alleged corruption in world football and criticises Fifa chief Sepp Blatter.
A Royal Navy ship helping Britons to leave Libya amid worsening violence in the country has arrived in Malta, the Foreign Office says.
India's parliament is adjourned repeatedly over an article and uncomplimentary illustration of PM Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa published on a Sri Lankan government website.
Japanese animated film-maker Studio Ghibli, responsible for hits including Oscar winner Spirited Away, announces a halt in production.
Dignitaries gathered at the Singapore Cenotaph on Monday to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War One, from which 124 Singapore residents never returned.
Disney's Marvel adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy takes $94m (£55.8m) to top the North American box office in its debut weekend.
Authorities in India evacuate 60,000 people in Bihar amid flash flood fears after a landslide blocks a river in Nepal, officials say.