US girl, nine, kills gun instructor
A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.
Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback
Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.
Banksy sale raises £400k for club
A Banksy artwork that was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club is sold to a private collector for £403,000.
Richard Pryor biopic to star Epps
The Butler director Lee Daniels confirms Mike Epps will play late comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic, alongside Oprah.
Call for Facebook beheadings rethink
Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.
Star Trek X Prize finalists named
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
Millions knocked offline in US
A fault on Time Warner Cable's network has left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.