A patrol boat at Taiwan's Kaohsiung naval base accidentally fires a missile in the direction of China during an inspection, says the navy.
A two-minute silence is held as commemorations get under way in the UK and France to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
A 13-year-old Israeli girl is stabbed to death by a Palestinian inside her bedroom at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
The body of a tourist is recovered from a ravine in the Peruvian Andes after he fell while taking pictures of himself near the Machu Pichu site.
Weak leadership, poor judgment and a lack of "warfighting toughness" led to the capture of 10 US sailors by Iran in the Gulf in January, the US Navy says.
Germany turns down Renzi’s request to ease rules during Brexit turmoil
Analysts cautious on whether $80bn upgrade of oil and gas infrastructure will be implemented
Police and intelligence services are overstretched fighting PKK, Isis and Erdogan’s domestic enemies
US ends one of the last restrictions in armed forces
Visegrad countries blame Juncker and European Commission for pushing UK towards Brexit
Quarterly tankan offers some encouragement, although smaller firms are less upbeat