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Migrants refuse to leave Hungary train
Scuffles break out west of Budapest as police try to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp, while European leaders wrangle over the growing refugee crisis.
Syrian boy's father tells of drowning
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the family's fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.
Death penalty sought for Dylann Roof
Prosecutors in South Carolina are to seek the death penalty for the man accused of shooting dead nine people at a church in Charleston in June.
Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370
French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute
A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
Trump 'not to run as independent'
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump agrees not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential elections.
Dutch serviceman 'may have joined IS'
A 26-year-old air force sergeant is suspected of being the first serving member of the Dutch armed forces to have joined IS in Syria.
China parade marks victory over Japan
China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military on an unprecedented scale.
Guatemala congress backs resignation
Guatemalan congress accepts President Otto Perez Molina's resignation two days after stripping him of his immunity.
UK reporters freed from Turkish jail
Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
SA tops Africa millionaires list
South Africa is named as the country with the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, with Johannesburg at the top.
Egypt jails belly dancers for videos
A court in Egypt sentences two belly dancers to six months each in jail for inciting debauchery over their scantily-clad performances in videos.
'Sext' to boss ends US man's job offer
A Chicago area man loses a job offer after accidentally sending nude pictures of himself to a manager.
Why Disney's spending a day unboxing toys
Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon - and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular?
Judge overturns Tom Brady suspension
A US judge has overturned a four-game suspension against National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, calling the league's disciplinary process "fundamentally unfair".
'No record' of Syrian boy asylum bid
Canada denies it received a bid for asylum from the family of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was found on a beach in Turkey.
Tension at Brazil indigenous killing
The Brazilian justice minister condemns the killing of an indigenous leader, shot during a land protest in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul.
Argentina orders HSBC to replace boss
Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country and accused it of failing to prevent tax evasion.
Congo's 'Terminator': I'm not a killer
Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda tells the International Criminal Court he is a soldier, not an "infamous killer".
Twin blasts kill 19 in Cameroon
At least 19 people are killed in two bomb attacks in the far north of Cameroon, where Nigeria's Boko Haram militants are active, officials say.
Chris the sheep 'sets new record'
An overgrown sheep dubbed Chris, found wandering near Australia's capital, sets an unofficial world record for the heaviest fleece.
Mel Gibson will not face charges
Hollywood actor Mel Gibson will not be charged over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a female photographer in Australia.
Nato's Europe command units launched
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.
Farmers stage Paris tractor protest
Hundreds of French farmers and more than 1,300 tractors converge on central Paris in the latest protest by French farmers over collapsing incomes.
World 'failing Syrian refugees'
A UN inquiry into the conflict in Syria criticises the "global failure" to protect the country's refugees, saying it has fuelled Europe's migrant crisis.
Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'
The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more than 13 million children of an education.
UK will do its duty over migrants - PM
David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.
New badger culls 'now under way'
Badger culls in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire have begun, the government confirms.
ECB cuts growth and inflation outlook
The European Central Bank cuts its forecasts for growth and inflation in the eurozone for 2015 and the next two years.
China 'poses threat to global growth'
Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
US trade deficit lowest in five months
The US trade deficit with the rest of the world fell to a five-month low in July, official figures show.
England collapse hands Australia win
A stuttering England batting display hands Australia a 59-run victory at Southampton in their first one-day international.
Cyprus 0-1 Wales
Gareth Bale scores a late winner as Wales move to within three points of qualifying for Euro 2016 with victory in Cyprus.
Drivers open to closed cockpits
After a series of fatal incidents Formula 1 drivers have admitted they are open to the idea of closed cockpits.
Taylor Swift director defends video
The director of Taylor Swift's new video defends it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.
DreamWorks 'to split from Disney'
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.
Sony defends American football film
Sony hits back at reports it downplayed elements of forthcoming Will Smith film Concussion to appease the National Football League (NFL).
VIDEO: 'The most beautiful children in the world'
The father of two young boys who died while trying to cross from Syria into Turkey speaks about his loss.
VIDEO: Scuffles as migrants reject Hungary camp
Scuffles have broken out west of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after police tried to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp.
VIDEO: Migrant crisis 'is a German problem'
Europe migrant crisis: Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban says the crisis is "not a European problem, it is a German problem"
VIDEO: Behind the scenes at China WW2 parade
China has held a massive parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two.
VIDEO: Where flamethrowers are sold for 'fun'
Flamethrowers face a ban in Warren, Michigan after a local firm sells a model it calls "cool" and "fun".
VIDEO: When Japanese and Western concertos collide
Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition
VIDEO: Tractor protest descends on Paris
French farmers protesting about bureaucracy and collapsing incomes have taken a convoy of tractors into the outskirts of Paris.
VIDEO: Is this the world's woolliest sheep?
A sheep found wandering in scrubland in Australia has been given a much needed haircut, shedding almost half of its bodyweight.
How can EU resolve migrant crisis?
How the EU could ease the migrant crisis
Hodei: The man who vanished
A man goes to work abroad - and vanishes after six months
Africans in the Premier League
Which English club has the most African players?
Crime clan continues to intrigue Argentina
Puccio crime family still shocks Argentina
US state executing killers faster than any other
The US state executing more killers than any other
Pressure mounts for political solution in Libya
Unity government in Libya remains elusive