President Obama's plan will increase the required cuts in carbon emissions from the power sector

Obama unveils new climate change plan

03 Aug US President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming today, at the formal unveiling of his plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants.

The reports did not say that any athletes had failed doping tests, only that the tests had been abnormal

World athletics chief defends anti-doping record

03 Aug The head of world athletics vigorously defended the IAAF's anti-doping record, as global sporting bodies called for a thorough probe of the latest allegations to plunge international sport into crisis.

Members of the public were alerted by the baby's cries, a police officer reached down the pipe to extract the girl

Baby girl abandoned in Beijing bathroom

03 Aug A newborn baby girl has been found abandoned in a Beijing public toilet and fell head-first down the pipe after her mother apparently gave birth in the facility.

The Kremilin says helping the Syrian opposition will lead to a further destabilisation of situation in Syria

Russia against US strikes on Syrian army

03 Aug Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today that any US military strikes against the Syrian government army would complicate attempts to fight Islamic State and other groups.

Police officers leave the scene with container holding metallic debris found on a beach on Reunion

Recovered plane debris is from Boeing 777

02 Aug Malaysia's transport minister has said airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

Athletes from Russia, Ukraine and Turkey are claimed to have the highest rate of abnormal blood test results

Leaked IAAF files show hundreds of suspect samples

02 Aug The World Anti-Doping Agency has said it is alarmed by the size and extent of "wild" doping allegations after leaked IAAF test data showed hundreds of suspect samples from athletes, including Olympic and world championship medallists.

Graffitti reading 'France is dog life, England is good life' is scrawled on a wall

Increased security measures agreed for Calais

02 Aug Security measures around the Channel Tunnel are to be increased after the UK and France agreed a package including extra private security guards, French police reinforcements, additional fences and more CCTV surveillance.