France's government unveils its signature plan, promising to 'free up the energy of the work force'. Also: 'dangerous' leak from flooded Texas plant and public marks 20 years since Princess Diana's death.
The Texas governor Greg Abbott says more members of the National Guard have been deployed to tackle the disaster. More than 20 people are reported dead and large parts of the city of Houston are under water.
Also: over one-hundred dead in South Asia flooding, and author Terry Pratchett has his dying wish fulfilled.
Aid workers say 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, after violent attacks. The crisis erupted after Rohingya militants attacked police stations, triggering a military response.
Also: Tropical Storm Harvey hits Louisiana, and why the Austrian city of Salzburg won't honour a singing icon.
The tropical storm Harvey has led to a record amount of rainfall and large swathes of land in Houston, America's fourth largest city, are under water. Also: US says 'all options' open on North Korea and smelly clue to bird navigation skills.
The missile flew over Japan's Hokkaido Island before crashing into the sea. Tokyo called the launch an "unprecedented" threat.
Also: Yazidis seek cleansing after IS abuse, and the growing trend for having pets, not babies.
A record 75cm of rain has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers. Also, Japan has said that North Korea has fired a missile that flew over its territory before crashing into the sea, and the computer that can smell explosives.