How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?

How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the .

Dollar General raises bid for rival

Dollar General, the lead discount in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).

Nazi disabled victims memorial opens

A glass monument is publicly opened in Berlin to 300,000 of the Nazis with mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU’s new foreign affairs chief says.

Ecuador volcano increases activity

A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions .

Coahuila approves same-sex marriage

Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.

US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia.

Have some football clubs overpaid for players?

Have some clubs overpaid for their new players?

Swiss economy stalls as EU slows

Switzerland’s failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.

Russian sex geckos die in orbit

Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian says.

Uber banned across Germany by court

A Frankfurt court tells car pick-up Uber to stop taking passengers or face a fine because it lacks permits to operate in Germany.

Embarking on the path to jihad

How Americans join the fight in

Russia 'to alter military doctrine'

Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato’s increasing presence in eastern , a top Russian official says.

Saving America’s honeybees

Can ‘s honeybees be saved?