Belgium graphic designer Olivier Debie filed a lawsuit last month against the International Olympic Committee, seeking to halt its use of the logo created by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano for the 2020 Tokyo Games. (NHK)
Japanese tax authorities have found that AKS Co., which manages all-girl Japanese pop groups such as AKB 48, failed to report more than 400 million yen in taxable income over the three years to November 2014, it was learned Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
Nepalese police shoot dead five protesters in the south of the country angry at a draft constitution to split the country into federal states.
Canada's economy fell into recession in the first half of the year, official figures show, as falling oil prices took their toll.
Real Madrid say they did everything they could to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea after missing the deadline.
A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
Pope Francis says Catholic priests will be allowed to forgive women who have had abortions - and the doctors who carry out the procedure.
People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, a novel human experiment finds.
India win a Test series in Sri Lanka for the first time since 1993 with a 117-run victory in the third Test in Colombo.
A West African migrant enters the Spanish enclave of Ceuta curled up next to a car engine and another is found behind the back seat.
Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is sentenced to seven and a half years in jail by a court in Azerbaijan for embezzlement and tax evasion.
Google announces that Android Wear smartwatches will now be able to work with iPhones, but they will only offer limited functionality.
Nigeria's sacked national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, pleads not guilty to the charge of illegally possessing weapons at a court in the capital, Abuja.
The bodies of six people are recovered from the ruins of a fireworks factory after it was destroyed by a blast near Zaragoza in north-east Spain.
West Ham sign Hull striker Nikica Jelavic and Chelsea winger Victor Moses after Alex Song's return from Barcelona.
The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announces she is expecting twin girls but plans to take "limited" time off.
A section of forest in northern England is being used to study how the immune system in wild field voles is affected by the environment.
Joy Beverley, one third of the vocal harmony group the Beverley Sisters, dies at the age of 91.
The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
Activists occupy Lebanon environment ministry in latest 'You Stink' protest over rotting rubbish in Beirut.