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US election: Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary to lead US
Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.
French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored
The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was being monitored by police and wearing a tag at the time of the attack, prosecutors say.
Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro
The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
Australian teen abused in detention speaks out
The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has apologised for his actions.
Japan knife attack: Suspect's home searched by police
Police search the home of Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of killing 19 people at a disability care centre in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts
Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.
Missing treasure hunter's remains found in New Mexico
The remains of a 54-year-old man who disappeared hunting for a hidden stash of gold and jewels in New Mexico have been discovered, local authorities say.
Doping scandals reduce interest in Olympics, says BBC survey
Doping scandals have reduced public interest in the Olympics, according to a poll for the BBC World Service.
HK journalists jailed in China for 'illegal business'
Two journalists who worked on political magazines in Hong Kong are jailed in mainland China for running an illegal business.
Congo star Koffi Olomide detained after 'kicking assault'
Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.
Argentina announces new gender violence plan
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announces a national plan to fight violence against women.
Rio 2016: Russian drug cheats will still be at Olympics, say whistleblowers
Russian drug cheats will still be competing at the Rio Olympic Games despite recent efforts to target them, whistleblowers tell the BBC.
Bill on Hillary: 'I hope you'll elect her'
Former President Bill Clinton has taken to the stage at the Democratic convention to make the case for his wife to become America's first female president.
France church attack: Nun describes horror
A nun who was in a Rouen church when a priest was attacked tells of her fear when she saw the armed men.
Shirley Chisholm: The first woman to run for US President
The first African American congresswoman made a presidential bid in 1972 - making her the first woman and the first African American to run for president.
Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead
The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.
France church attack: Hollande vows to fight extremism
President Hollande says the Islamist threat to France and Europe has never been as severe as now and vows to win the fight against radicalisation.
CCTV 'shows Japanese knife attacker Satoshi Uematsu'
CCTV footage emerges of the Japanese knife attacker who killed 19 people.
Meryl Streep screams on the podium
Actress Meryl Streep pays tribute to Hillary Clinton.
Australian wins tropical island resort in raffle
An Australian couple decided to make their 16-room home on a tropical island the first prize in a raffle.
Toilet blocked by sleeping seal
A 120kg Australian fur seal seal that fell asleep in a public toilet block in Tasmania has been safely relocated.
China museum cats spared eviction after online campaign
Eviction plans abandoned after social media users rally to stray felines' defence.
Tonga 'serious' about Winter Olympics ski squad
Pacific nation's ski federation hoping to send team of four to 2018 Games.
'Distracted' Austrians get road-crossing workshops
Austrian road safety group says pedestrians are too engrossed in their smartphones.
One-dish wonders
The BBC's Vikas Pandey profiles five restaurants which have relied on one signature dish to become legendary among food lovers.
Bedroom battleground
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
'Martyr' family
A bereaved Turkish family feels both pride and grief for a father shot by rebel troops during the 15 July coup attempt, the BBC's Rengin Arslan reports.
Politics, karate and cats
Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.
Duty to help?
The BBC's Will Grant reports from the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on how the issue of migrants and their precarious situation at the border is dividing some in the Catholic Church.
Born to run
In 2000, Agueda Amaral was the first East Timorese woman to compete at an Olympic Games.
Model mission
South Sudanese supermodel?s quest to build bridges between two worlds.
Pushing boundaries
Syria's Kurds have come a long way since declaring self-rule in 2013, but territorial expansion is creating its own problems, writes the BBC's Lina Sinjab.
Defining terror
Counter-terror police are struggling to define a spate of recent attacks. Is there a common thread that can help prevent them in future, asks the BBC's Frank Gardner.
'Strange times'
"These are strange times for Bavaria," Bethany Bell hears in Munich, following the spate of violence.
Fishing for shrimp
Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.
Suicide as protest
More than 30 members of the Dalit community in India's western Gujarat state took an extreme step to draw attention to allegations of injustice.