President Barack Obama says the shootings of five Dallas police officers would appear to have exposed the "the deepest fault line of our democracy" but that Americans must reject such despair.
Daniel Flitton He's the 84-year-old judge from the far side of the world who just stared down China.
David Wroe The Hague tribunal has found China has no "historic title" over waters in the South China Sea.
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Peter Hannam Pressure is building beneath the surface of one of the world's most densely populated nations, scientists say.
Megan Levy Three people have been shot dead and a police officer has been injured in a courthouse shooting in Michigan in the US, police say.
Michael Idato Pope Francis has appointed former Fox News executive Greg Burke to head the Vatican's press office.
Megan Levy As the lone woman stood in front of a row of riot police in the US, her flowing dress and bare arms in sharp contrast to the officers' armour, she gave off an air of peaceful determination and defiance.
Paul McGeough The shooting of five Dallas policemen threatens to derail the momentum behind Black Lives Matter while raising difficult questions for the National Rifle Association.
Paul McGeough They called him X – as in his middle initial. Some thought him cool, others thought him egregious.