World news from the BBC.
The president of Colombia has called on the country's armed groups to join a multilateral ceasefire with the aim of entering into peace talks.
Gustavo Petro made the appeal during a visit to the northwestern region of Ituango, a remote rural municipality where violence between guerrilla fighters is rife.
Officials in Pakistan are renewing calls for international assistance as floods wreak havoc across large parts of the country.
An interior ministry official told the BBC that the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Britain had already contributed to a monsoon disaster appeal, but many more funds were required.
The authorities in Kosovo and Serbia have welcomed a free movement deal for citizens trying to cross between their countries.
Until now, Belgrade has refused to recognize identity cards issued by Pristina as it doesn't recognize Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence.
During talks mediated by the EU, the two sides agreed to allow the use of each other's ID cards.
They’ve been trying to find the solution to two different problems here really.
One is the use of national identity cards when crossing what Kosovo considers to be its national border and what Serbia considers to be just an administrative border between two parts of Serbia.
But the other big problem still remains and this involves vehicle license plates.
We saw just a couple of weeks ago people in north Kosovo where the majority of people are ethnic Serb erect blockades on the roads because they don't want to have to surrender their Serbian-issued vehicle license plates and Pristina still has a deadline of the 1st of September for them to do so.
The United Nations says more than a million tons of grain and other food stuffs have been exported through the Black Sea under a deal to resume shipments from Ukraine despite the war.
The UN coordinator Amir Abdullah said it would help drive down global food prices.