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US election: US faces 'moment of reckoning' says Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton tells voters the presidential election is a "moment of reckoning", as she makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination.
Amazon's Bezos world's third-richest person
Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock make its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes.
India Dalit couple hacked to death over 22 cents debt
A couple from India's Dalit community are hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 17 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.
Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic sorry for 'ignorant' jokes
The presenter of an Australian breakfast show apologises to the LGBT community for making a series of jokes about cross dressers.
Pope Francis prays in silence at former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp
Pope Francis offers a private prayer at the Nazi-era death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.
Syria conflict: Aleppo 'corridors' must be protected - Red Cross
Civilians allowed to flee besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo using new humanitarian corridors must be given protection, the Red Cross says.
Australia plans new co-ordinates to fix sat-nav gap
Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
Government sues abused Australian boys
The government of Australia's Northern Territory is counter-suing two boys who were subdued with tear gas at a detention centre, reports say.
El Salvador claims blow against powerful street gang
Authorities in El Salvador raid one the country's most powerful street gangs, making 120 arrests and seizing financial assets.
Australian PM Turnbull refuses to nominate Kevin Rudd for UN top job
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull refuses to endorse his former rival Kevin Rudd's bid to become the next UN secretary-general.
Schweinsteiger quits German football team
Germany and Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football.
Debate needed on 1.5C temperature target
Scientists are calling for a "thoughtful debate" about the wisdom of global attempts to limit temperature rises under 1.5C.
Pope Francis makes a solitary walk into Auschwitz camp
Pope Francis is at the former Auschwitz death camp on the third day of his visit to Poland.
Hooligan stork riles German villagers
An aggressive stork called Ronny attacks cars in a German village north of Berlin.
Lava pictures from 'smiling' Hawaiian Kilauea volcano eruption
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"
Turkey coup attempt: Schools and media outlets shut
Mark Lowen reports from Turkey, two weeks after a failed coup by rebel soldiers.
Syria conflict: Why this family needs an exit corridor
Russia says it is working to open 'exit corridors' to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC has been in contact with one family living under siege.
Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
David Bowie Prom in London 'gives his music a twist'
Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.
Baby rhinos rescued from India Assam floods
Wildlife officials in India rescue three baby rhinos from the Kaziranga national park in flood ravaged Assam state.
Gay activist Harvey Milk 'to be honoured with US Navy ship'
The US Navy is set to name a ship after gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, the US Naval Institute News reports.
Dusseldorf residents told to pay for Nazi-era road
Homeowners being asked to foot the bill for suburban Dusseldorf street first built in 1937.
Booze ban for China region's civil servants
No more lunchtime tipples for government employees in Anhui province.
Russians to vote on covering up Michelangelo's David
A woman complains that the copy of the artist's David harms children's minds.
Swimming for survival
To escape Syria, Yusra Mardini swam part of the way to Europe. Now she is preparing for the Rio Olympics.
Battling the backlog
As Angela Merkel defends Germany's policy on refugees, Chris Bowlby is given unique access to a new fast-track migrant processing centre in Bonn.
Chasing shadows
Mark Lowen goes on the trail of the Gulen movement, blamed by the Turkish government for the failed coup earlier this month.
Out of the sea
Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.
Virtual reality
Popular fantasy figures are finding new roles as symbols of Syria's war, as activists use childhood nostalgia to express their sense of loss, writes the BBC's Carine Torbey.
Hungry nation
It's one thing to talk to people you've never met before who are suffering from hunger, and it's a completely different thing when they are from your own family, reports Vladimir Hernandez.
'Unique, strange, terrible'
Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.
Rolling flavours
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt writes about the history of Kolkata's (Calcutta) famous egg rolls.
Sacrificed life
The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.