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China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.
Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.
Lord Of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen is named as grand marshal of this year's Manchester Pride Parade.
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.
The coach of Australian Football League team Adelaide's Crows, Phil Walsh, dies in a stabbing at his home, with his son charged with murder.
The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.
Zoo animals across Europe are being fed frozen treats to keep them cool and hydrated during the current heatwave.
South Korea will inject billions of dollars into its economy as it continues to struggle with falling exports and the outbreak of Mers.
Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
At least four people are killed in an explosion at the chemical plant in Ulsan, in South Korea.
Foul play will be investigated after a railway bridge collapsed in Pakistan, killing at least 14 people.
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.
Tunisians and foreigners lament dwindling tourism
Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.
A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.
Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.