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Migrants stranded amid EU asylum chaos
Hundreds of migrants are stranded outside a major railway station in Budapest after police seal off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.
US murder rate soars in 2015
Murder rates are soaring in many US cities after years of decline, with at least 30 major cities reporting a rise in violence.
Google updates main company logo
Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.
Pope makes forgiving abortion easier
In a temporary relaxation of the rules, Pope Francis allows all priests to forgive abortion.
Second Bangkok bombing suspect held
A second foreign suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, the Thai PM says.
Global markets hit by weak Chinese data
Renewed fears over growth in China hit global markets, with the Dow Jones closing down 468 points.
New Ebola death in Sierra Leone
A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed.
Lebanon ministry occupiers ejected
Lebanese police forcibly remove a group of protesters from the "You Stink" movement who occupied the environment ministry.
Al-Shabab attacks AU military base
Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses tell the BBC.
US clerk defies gay marriage order
A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
US police 'shoot man with hands up'
Video footage in Texas appears to show police shooting and killing a man with his hands up, as they respond to a domestic dispute.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped
The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
India selfie ban over stampede fear
A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at the Indian Kumbh Mela religious festival due to fears they could cause stampedes.
Poor sleep may make you prone to colds
People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, a novel human experiment finds.
Canadian economy enters recession
Canada's economy fell into recession in the first half of the year, official figures show, as falling oil prices took their toll.
Thousands of Clinton emails released
Thousands of pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.
Argentina 'Dirty War' baby found
Campaigners in Argentina find another child abducted from left-wing political prisoners during military rule between 1976 and 1983.
Fire in Venezuelan prison kills 17
A fire in Venezuela's Tocuyito prison, near the city of Valencia in northern Carabobo state, kills 17 people and injures 11.
Nigerian drones to fight oil theft
Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor ships in an effort to curb the rampant theft of oil in the country, the state oil firm says.
Guinea migrant hides behind car engine
A West African migrant enters the Spanish enclave of Ceuta curled up next to a car engine and another is found behind the back seat.
Trained monkeys and banned pigeons: China prepares for a parade
China is deploying trained monkeys, falcons and blanket TV coverage to try to ensure that Thursday's military parade takes place without a hitch.
Thai court acquits Phuket reporters
A court in the southern Thai island of Phuket acquits two journalists of defaming the navy in a 2013 article on human trafficking.
Third death after Ukraine protests
A third member of Ukraine's national guard dies from injuries after Monday's violent anti-autonomy protests outside parliament in Kiev.
Leading journalist jailed in Azerbaijan
Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is sentenced to seven and a half years in jail by a court in Azerbaijan for embezzlement and tax evasion.
UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed
Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the most significant temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations says.
IS battles Syrian rebels in Damascus
Islamic State (IS) militants attack rebel groups on the southern outskirts of Damascus, bringing them closer to the centre of Syria's capital.
Family 'heading for Syria' detained
A mother and her four children, who were believed to be travelling from London to Syria, are detained in Turkey.
Man charged over pianist murder
A man is charged with murder after concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko was found with fatal injuries at a house in Manchester.
Yahoo boss Mayer expecting twins
The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announces she is expecting twin girls but plans to take "limited" time off.
Eurozone jobless rate lowest since 2012
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest rate in July for more than three years, official figures show.
Premier League spending sets record
Premier League football clubs break the summer transfer window spending record, according to analysis from Deloitte.
Transfer spending at record high
The summer transfer window is the richest ever at 870m, as total spending for the calendar year reaches 1bn for the first time.
Murray expects fired-up Kyrgios
Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to put recent controversy behind him when they meet in the US Open first round.
Man Utd complete 36m Martial deal
Manchester United complete the 36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.
Author sorry for Idris Elba remarks
Author Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was "too street" to be the next James Bond.
Favourite Agatha Christie book named
And Then There Were None is named the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel in a poll to mark the 125th anniversary of the author's birth.
Stars set for London Film Festival
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith are among the British star names at this year's London Film Festival.
VIDEO: From Syria to Sweden: A migrant's story
The BBC's James Reynolds follows the trail of a Syrian migrant called Nour, as she travels 2,000 miles through nine countries to fulfil her dream of applying for asylum in Sweden.
VIDEO: What a Kanye presidency would look like
What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?
VIDEO: US clerk refuses gay marriage licence
A Christian official has refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
VIDEO: Kenyan workers 'abused in Saudi Arabia'
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo speaks to a group of Kenyan domestic workers who say they faced abuse - including physical assaults and rape - at the hands of their employers in Saudi Arabia.
VIDEO: Final four designs for new NZ flag
The four finalists in New Zealand's public competition to design what could be the country's new national flag are revealed.
VIDEO: Obama buys cinnamon buns for reporters
US President Barack Obama has treated a crowd of people to cinnamon buns during a visit to a coffee shop in Alaska.
VIDEO: Anger as Budapest station shuts
Hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a major railway station in the Hungarian capital after police sealed off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.
VIDEO: Palmyra temple damage an 'appalling loss'
Historian Dan Cruickshank says any damage done to to the the Bel Temple by the Islamic State (IS) group is on a par with destroying the Parthenon in Greece or Chartres Cathedral in France.
From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey
Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden
The struggles of the world's hairiest family
What is it like to be the world's hairiest family?
The journalists sued by the Thai navy
The journalists being sued by the Thai navy
Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers
Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers
The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures
Images then and now of much-loved but doomed Hotel Okura
VIDEO: This teenager maps the Syrian war from his bedroom
The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his suburban bedroom