Italian guard released in Yemen :: An Italian embassy security officer is released in Yemen after being kidnapped by gunmen in Sanaa on Sunday, Yemeni officials say.
U.S. nuclear bomb facility shut after security breach :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/MJs795qkcIo/us-usa-securtity-nuclear-idUSBRE8711LG20120802
83 million Facebook accounts are fakes :: If you're using a fake name on your Facebook account, maintaining a page for your beloved pet or have a second profile you use just for logging in to other sites, you have one of the 83.09 million fake accounts Facebook wants to disable.
VIDEO: Mr Brainwash's tour of debut UK show :: Mr Brainwash, otherwise known as pop artist Thierry Guetta, shows BBC News his preparations for his first solo London exhibition.
Solar bankruptcy peril 'ignored' :: The White House ignored warning signs that solar-panel maker Solyndra was in financial trouble, a Republican-led congressional report says.
VIDEO: Music of Jamaica's independence :: DJ explains how Jamaica's story can be told through its music
Frustrated Annan quits as Syria peace envoy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/LwQYT4QzwXE/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120802
Fixed-rate mortgages at less than 3% :: Are there drawbacks to fixing mortgages at under 3%?
Fringe hopes for Olympian success :: The Edinburgh Fringe is beginning its three-week run confident that the Olympics will not dampen tickets sales.
Colombia to challenge tribal case :: Colombia says it will try to reverse a court ruling which ordered the dismantlement of a military base on indigenous territory.
Pension debt overwhelms bankrupt San Bernardino, California :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/m7pNQwx8etg/us-usa-sanbernardino-debt-idUSBRE8711YU20120802
Quiz of the week's news :: Whose sideburns were out-shone by Bradley Wiggins?
Assembly battle as Fringe begins :: Why a name has led to Edinburgh Fringe war of words
One dead in Illinois coach crash :: One woman dies and two dozen people are hurt as a US Megabus coach bound from Chicago for Kansas City, Missouri, crashes into a concrete bridge pillar.
In pictures: Portraits of 1960s Ivory Coast :: The work of Clic Clac Baby
Annan to quit as peace envoy to Syria :: Kofi Annan says he has resigned as special peace envoy to Syria because of "increasing militarization" and "the clear lack of unity" at the U.N. Security Council.
'Spray-on skin' has healing power :: A "spray-on skin" which coats a wound with a layer of skin cells could help healing, according to US and Canadian researchers.
Human v ant: Who is stronger? :: How do nature's champions measure up?
VIDEO: Battle brews over Chinese herbal medicines :: A battle is brewing in the world of traditional Chinese medicine between those who want to standardise the industry and those who believe traditions should be preserved.
Major Brazil bribery trial starts :: One of the biggest corruption trials in Brazil's history starts over a corruption scandal that rocked ex-president Lula's government.
Taxes again dog Romney on his return to U.S. campaign :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Mg99PDAbSFs/us-usa-campaign-romney-idUSBRE87200S20120803
Al Qaeda suspects held in Spain :: Three suspected terrorists were arrested in Spain in the past 48 hours in "one of the biggest operations against al Qaeda in Spain," Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Thursday.
Korean rap 'Gangnam style' goes viral :: South Korean rapper Park Jae Sang, also known as "PSY" has released a new music video that has gone viral.
Mr Brainwash makes UK show debut :: Thierry Guetta puts on his first UK show in London
Brazil starts massive corruption trial :: Seven years after politicians were accused in a vote-buying scheme, Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday started the trial of 38 people suspected of involvement in the scandal.
Spoof tweeter legal case dropped :: Legal action to unmask a Twitter user who set up an account spoofing a top UK newspaper executive is dropped.
US resists losing control of net :: The United States signals it would resist any effort to pass control of the internet from US bodies to a UN agency.
Fasting during the Olympics :: Ramadan proves challenging for Muslim athletes and weightlifter Khadija Mohammad is torn about fasting during the games.
More taking international GCSEs :: More pupils in the UK are taking international GCSEs, figures from exam boards suggest.
UN: North Korea 'seeks food aid' :: The United Nations says North Korea has requested immediate food aid after floods last month that killed more than 100 people.