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The United States Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the death of journalist James Foley, the country's Attorney General has announced.
Two men are suspected of killing a farmworker by pelting him with oranges in South Africa, the Associated press reports.
South African Police Lieutenant Moatshe Ngoepe said the suspects allegedly argued with the man before collecting oranges and throwing them at him.
The man had no visible injury but was declared dead at the scene suggesting he may have suffered "blunt force trauma."
Police and prosecutors are now awaiting the results of an autopsy before they can bring any criminal charges.
Director General Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.
The raid on the pop star's penthouse caused controversy when the corporation broke news of the search, with a film crew reportedly arriving on the scene before the police.
In a letter to Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP, Mr Hall said: "I believe that BBC journalists have acted appropriately in pursuing this story. As you rightly say, the media has a right to report on matters of public interest.
"Sir Cliff Richard is one of the most successful British entertainers of all time and has been a prominent public figure for several decades. Investigations into historic sex abuse cases have - and will continue to have - a profound impact on the lives of well-known individuals and the standing of public institutions.
"The disclosure of a sex abuse allegation against Sir Cliff Richard and the police search of his property was clearly a significant story and the BBC was not alone in providing extensive coverage."
Russia has ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over "sanitary violations".
The move comes amid rising US-Russian tensions over Ukraine.
Earlier this month the Kremlin imposed bans on Western food imports after it was hit by a fresh round of economic sanctions from the US and European Union.
One of the closed restaurants, on Moscow's central Pushkin Square, drew crowds of thousands when it first opened in 1990, becoming a symbol of openness with the West.
Security services are likely to attempt to match the voice of James Foley's killer to a database of terror suspects' voices, a forensic voice and speech analyst has told ITV News.
Elizebeth McClelland told ITV News experts the first thing investigators would have to do would be to find "reference samples" from a database, before those could be automatically matched against the voice heard in the shocking Islamic State video.
She added that the process could be made "reasonably quick" by analysing the detail of vowel and consonant sounds, rhythm, pitch, intonation and voice quality - though the evidence gained would only be "part of a bigger jigsaw" to identify the suspect.
As hundreds gather at St Mary's Cathedral for the funeral of Liam Sweeney, his father Barry has spoken of a letter of condolence he personally received from Alan Pardew:
Palestinians carry the body of three of Hamas' most senior leaders during their funeral in the southern Gaza strip.
Israel killed the men- who Hamas named as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum- during a failed attempt on the life of its top commander.
Fighting still continued in Gaza after attempts to bring about a lasting ceasefire failed again on Tuesday.
At least four members of the same family were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City today, the Associated Press reported.
The colder temperatures are set to continue this afternoon, with cloud and scattered showers expected in the north and patchy rain set for the southwest of the country.
More than 1,400 same-sex couples have married in the first three months since the gay marriage bill was introduced, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Of the 1,409 marriages that took place in England and Wales between March 29 and June 30, 56% were between female couples while 44% were between male couples.
A family lawyer described the overall figure as "surprisingly" low and said that the number is likely to increase when the law changes this December to allow civil partners to convert to same-sex marriages.
"We have received many inquiries from same-sex couples wanting information for how they can change their civil partnership to a marriage," said Slater & Gordon's Andrew Newbury.
"Due to this, we suspect the figures will increase when the law changes this December allowing civil partnership to convert to same-sex marriage."