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.
VIDEO: Music of Jamaica's independence :: DJ explains how Jamaica's story can be told through its music
VIDEO: Essex: China's Olympic social media base :: Chinese internet giant Tencent has set up quarters in Romford, Essex for the London 2012 Olympics, allowing medallists to broadcast interviews back home.
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.
Quiz of the week's news :: Whose sideburns were out-shone by Bradley Wiggins?
In pictures: Portraits of 1960s Ivory Coast :: The work of Clic Clac Baby
'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.
Mr Brainwash makes UK show debut :: Thierry Guetta puts on his first UK show in London
Fasting during the Olympics :: Ramadan proves challenging for Muslim athletes and weightlifter Khadija Mohammad is torn about fasting during the games.
Explorers of Parisian catacombs :: In the caves that lie deep beneath Paris an elaborate game of cat and mouse is played out amid more than 300km of tunnels.
Brazil looks at 'dirty war' abuse :: After years of trying to put the past behind it, Brazil has created a truth commission to investigate crimes committed during a painful period in history known as the dirty war.
Girls attacked for going to school :: Terrorists will stop at nothing to keep Afghan girls from receiving an education. But Razia Jan continues to open the doors to her free school outside Kabul.
12 more British quirks in 212 words for 2012 visitors :: Why do people say 'sorry' so much of the time?
Rover on course for Mars landing :: The US space agency says the big robot rover it is sending to Mars looks in excellent shape for its Monday (GMT) landing.
Rover on mission to Mars :: Michael Meyer of the NASA Mars Exploration Program describes the rover, named "Curiosity" that is due to land on Mars.
Agassi and Graf relive glory :: Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi may have won the small matter of 30 grand slam singles titles between them but for the most famous couple in tennis their Olympic gold medals are the most cherished moments of legendary playing careers.
Is Romney's horse a liability :: A horse is a horse, of course, of course. That is, of course, unless that dancing horse belongs to the famous Romney family.
Jackson will share guardianship :: A court in Los Angeles reinstates Michael Jackson's mother Katherine as guardian of his three children, along with their cousin TJ.
China, India service sectors counter downturn :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/l5pAIs-evkw/china-india-pmi-idINDEE87205A20120803
Error leads to early exam results :: A blunder has allowed some pupils to find out their exam results several days early, BBC Scotland learns.
Drought delivers fresh blow to reeling economy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/R4D6iOw2uJc/india-economy-drought-monsoon-idINDEE87206P20120803
Prince Harry, aspiring athlete? :: CNN's Max Foster reports on the increase in Prince Harry's appearances before and during the London Olympics.
Web inventor: 'This is for everyone' :: The tweet by Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web, at the Olympic opening ceremony, sets the tone for what has been dubbed the first "social media Games."
Private schools 'dominate sport' :: Britain's Olympic chief says it is "wholly unacceptable" that so many top athletes have been privately educated.
More arrests after stabbing death :: Five more people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed outside a Smethwick club.
Legal threat over 'Metro' name :: Microsoft has been forced to stop calling the Windows 8 interface 'Metro' because of potential legal problems.