A solar-powered plane has begun its final flight on its global tour, which has taken over a year.
Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide, and the 14th straight month that global heat records were broken, scientists say.
The US and its allies in the coalition against so-called Islamic State (IS) have agreed on a strategy to defeat the group, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has said. They will corner the militants in their bastions of Raqqa, in Syria, and Mosul, in Iraq, he added. read more
Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.
Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pictures of herself on social media, including one alongside a Muslim cleric. Police say she was strangled to death.
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital of Cairo. It took off from Seville, Spain, early Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip. The zero-fuel aircraft is now in the home stretch of its bid to circumnavigate the globe. Its final stop is Abu Dhabi, where the challenge began in March 2015. The two pilots sharing flying duties are each taking one more turn at the controls. Andre Borschberg did the Seville-Cairo stage, soaring over the pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza before landing. "The final approach to Cairo was a bit tough but I made it," he tweeted.