Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the Islamic State siege of the town of Amerli, helped by US air strikes.
EU leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may have consciously uncoupled, but they still managed to look relaxed with their children during a weekend trip to the Hamptons.
Zimbabwe have beaten Australia for only the second time in a one-day cricket international.
It has been a dismal summer at the US box office, with revenue at an 8-year low and down 15 per cent from last year's record.
A Mexican woman has celebrated her 127th birthday, which makes her the oldest person ever known to have lived. However, she has lost her birth certificate.