Athletes from 71 nations have begun the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland. A minute of the opening ceremony was dedicated in silence to victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine.
US authorities say an 89-year-old man who was a SS guard at Auschwitz in 1944 has died in Philadelphia while facing extradition to Germany for trial. Johann Breyer had been arrested in June.
Poland has confirmed its first ever cases of African swine fever in domestic pigs, a day after Latvia reacted to similar scares. Imports of Polish pork have already been banned by China, the world's biggest pig breeder.
There's never a dull moment in the run-up to the 103rd Bayreuth Festival. This time, rather than members of the Wagner clan duelling in the press, stage director Frank Castorf is at the center of the storm.