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Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'
Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman says.
US election 2016: Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter
Donald Trump attacks a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as "disgusting" in a Twitter outburst.
Kashmir tension: Pakistan cinemas ban Indian films
Major cinemas in Pakistan ban Indian films in what they call an act of solidarity with the armed forces as tension mounts over the Kashmir dispute.
San Diego police release Alfred Olango shooting videos
Police in the US city of San Diego release video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a shopping centre on Tuesday.
Bid to block US net handover rejected
A judge rejects a last-ditch attempt to stop the handover of internet naming power from the US to a non-profit group.
Mexico: 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons accused of deadly attack
Members of a notorious Mexican drugs cartel have ambushed a military convoy, killing five soldiers, authorities say.
US student in 'blackface' mocks Black Lives Matter campaign
A video showing a white American student in "blackface" apparently mocking the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked outrage.
Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years
The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years moves towards Jamaica, with wind speeds strong enough to wreck houses and infrastructure.
Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader
World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
Cause of US sisters' Seychelles deaths remains a mystery
Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island.
Harry Redknapp: Ex-Premier League boss filmed 'claiming players bet on match'
Ex-Premier League manager Harry Redknapp says his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph claims.
Chinese man 'killed 17 neighbours to cover up murder of parents'
A Chinese man has confessed to killing his parents and then killing 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, state media report.
Ship carrying chemicals sinking off Japan coast
A tanker carrying 450 tonnes of a chemical used in cleaning products has foundered off the coast of Japan.
Bill Clinton keeps Barack Obama grounded
Barack Obama had to hurry up former US President Bill Clinton as the pair left Israel after attending the funeral of Shimon Peres.
'Trust me, I'm a Soweto tattoo artist'
South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.
Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food'
The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.
Month-old baby girl pulled from rubble in Idlib
A rescuer sobs as he pulls out alive a month-old baby girl from what is reported to be the aftermath of an air strike in Idlib, Syria.
Russia spends 'fortune' on bridge to Crimea
A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine.
China starts streaming court trials
China has begun streaming court proceedings in many parts of the country in an apparent show of transparency.
Bruce Springsteen signs young student's absence note
A US schoolboy who skipped class to meet his musical hero had the best excuse ever - an absence note signed by Bruce Springsteen.
Pornographic film appears on billboard in Jakarta
Motorists and residents in south Jakarta, Indonesia, are left in shock after a pornographic film appears on a large electronic screen close to the mayor's office.
Drugs haul found on Copenhagen Opera House roof
Huge quantity of marijuana linked with controversial local drugs market.
Saudi Arabia plans drug tests for drivers
Kingdom to introduce new rules in bid to address shocking accident rate.
Belarus villagers complain of army tanks on lawn
Belarusian villagers aren't happy about tanks churning up the grass outside their apartments.
US Election 2016: Meet the 'Trumpettes'
The self-described "support group" of female Trump voters in California tells the BBC why they are voting for the businessman.
Money makers
Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.
'Opinionated loudmouth'
Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir
Read all about it!
National newspaper USA Today breaks with tradition for the first time in its 34-year history and issues a scathing editorial against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Counting the cost
A recent raft of bold economic measures signal Saudi Arabia's financial woes, but will they be effective, asks Michael Stephens.
Footballers' wines
Why Barelona and Spanish international footballer Iniesta spends his spare time helping to make wine.
Artful dodgers
It is unlikely that the mafia crime network acquired Van Gogh's sombre landscapes for the mastery of their brushstrokes, writes James Reynolds in Rome.
Divorce on display
China has begun to live-stream court proceedings across much of the country, but does this really mean greater transparency?
Behind the hawker hustle
Photos of street vendors from across Africa who it is thought account for more than half of the continent's work force.
Free land
The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.
Divisive memories
Grace Livingstone reports on how a row about proposed changes to a number of museums in Argentina highlights divisions about how the years of military rule should be remembered.
Hidden moments
As Colombians decide whether to accept a ceasefire with the Farc, a look at the work of photographer Jesus Abad Colorado Lopez.
Mining disaster
Photographer Subrata Biswas documents the fallout of India's dependence on coal to meet its energy requirements.