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Hungary migrants start walk to border

A large group of migrants have set off on foot from Budapest, as Hungarian authorities try to contain thousands desperate to reach western Europe.

UK to accept 'thousands' more refugees

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibility" by giving sanctuary to "thousands" more Syrian refugees and providing £100m more in aid to the region.

IS 'blows up Palmyra tower tombs'

Islamic State (IS) militants continue their destruction of the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra by blowing up three funerary towers.

UAE soldiers killed by Yemen 'blast'

Twenty-two soldiers from the United Arab Emirates have been killed in Yemen while fighting Houthi rebels as part of a Saudi-led coalition, state media say.

Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola

A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola.

Tajikistan clashes leave 17 dead

Clashes in and around Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe leave 17 dead, with the government blaming a disaffected minister.

Nazi train 'finders' go public

Two men who claim to have found a Nazi train said to be laden with gold go public on Polish television but give few details.

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August

The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.

Main Thai bomb suspect 'still free'

Thai police investigating the Erawan Shrine bombing say that neither of the two men held in connection with the blast are believed to be the main suspect.

Arrest after drone disrupts US Open

A teacher in New York is arrested on charges of flying and crashing a drone into a row of empty seats during a tennis match at the US Open, police say.

Nigerian leader declares wealth

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declares he has $150,000 (£100,000) in his personal account - far less than his vice-president.

Four admit role in Hatton Garden raid

Four men plead guilty to conspiracy to burgle in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit box raid at Easter.

VIDEO: Hundreds march to Austria border

Hundreds of migrants stuck at a Budapest railway station for days have set off on foot, saying they intend to walk to Austria.

VIDEO: Grief at drowned Syria boys' burial

The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and members of his family are buried in Kobane in Syria after being transported there from Turkey.

VIDEO: Gay marriage row clerk jailed in US

A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.

VIDEO: Japan's moving castle - in 40 secs

Timelapse footage shows the start of project to move a 400-year-old castle tower in the north-eastern Japanese city of Hirosaki to a nearby site.

VIDEO: Mother gives birth to own grandchild

A 51-year-old woman in the US has been talking about how she gave birth to her own granddaughter.

VIDEO: Uber faces backlash in South Africa

Car hire app Uber has been the target of protests and legal action by taxi drivers around the world, but is now making inroads into Africa.

VIDEO: Ceremony as bombed Thai shrine reopens

A golden statue damaged in last month's bomb attack in the Thai capital, Bangkok, is unveiled to the public in a special ceremony.

VIDEO: How BBC covered 1965 India-Pakistan war

A BBC correspondent reports on the 1965 conflict between India and Pakistan.

Peace remains a distant dream in Afghanistan

The perception that peace will never return to Afghanistan persists and until that changes, Afghans will continue to flee to Europe, says John Simpson.

Frosty relations over future of the Arctic

The US and Russia are at odds over ownership of highly strategic territory in the Arctic, says Shaun Ley.

Where are Asia's economies heading?

In the wake of a turbulent few weeks on the Chinese stock market, where do Asian economies stand?

How Wales can go second in the world

BBC Sport maps out the sequence of results that would put Wales second in the world in the next Fifa rankings.

Harry Styles corrects fan's bad grammar

One Direction fan gets a grammar lesson from Harry Styles at a US gig.

Russia sets up 'wedding police'

A special police unit is set up to ensure security at weddings in Russia's southern region of Adygea.

China aviation giant buys Irish firm

A unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group is buying Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon for about $2.5bn (£1.6bn).

VIDEO: 'Meddling' charge over Malaysia probe

A senior anti-corruption official in Malaysia accuses the government of "meddling" with an independent investigation into the prime minister.

Hacked Jeep USB update criticised

Security researchers criticise Fiat Chrysler for posting a USB stick with a software update on it to customers in the US.

US mobile phone tracking curtailed

US law enforcement agencies must now apply for a warrant to use fake mobile phone towers to track criminals.

Sotheby's to sell late owner's $500m art

Works by Modigliani, Picasso and Gainsborough, owned by the former owner of Sotheby's, are to be sold by the auction house later this year.

Bieber has first UK number one track

Pop singer Justin Bieber scored his first UK number one single with What Do You Mean, his fastest-selling single in the UK to date.

Gravity quest set to go into orbit

Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves - what are sometimes referred to as ripples in the curvature of space-time.

Hints of compromise at climate talks

Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.

Weight loss surgery 'cures diabetes'

Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy'

Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.

PL cash 'increases transfer tsunami'

Bayern Munich's chief executive warns of an increasing "transfer tsunami", due to the Premier League's spending power.

Drivers must keep tyre worries private

Leading Formula 1 drivers are asked to stop criticising tyre supplier Pirelli, at a meeting with the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Witnessing Japan's surrender in China

When China's war with Japan ended in 1945, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes' great-uncle was sent to Shanghai to find out what had happened to British citizens trapped there in World War Two.

The last woman who makes sea silk

Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk, or byssus, which comes from a clam.

Archbishop Tutu leaves hospital

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu returns home after spending two weeks in hospital for a recurring infection, his foundation says.

Zimbabwe minister charged over farmer

A Zimbabwean minister faces corruption charges over allegations he extorted a white farmer in order to protect him from eviction.

Abbott defends migrant boat policy

Australia's PM Tony Abbott says the crisis on Europe's borders is proof of the need for tough asylum policies like Australia's.

India bans Greenpeace foreign funds

India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.

Britain has 'hidden' £3.5bn art trove

The government owns art worth at least £3.5bn, but only a tiny fraction is on display, a pressure group claims.

Netherlands suffer Euro 2016 setback

Netherlands are in danger of missing out on reaching Euro 2016 after losing to Iceland, who are on the verge of qualifying.

Guatemala ex-leader ordered to jail

Guatemala's ex-president Otto Perez Molina spends his first night in prison after a judge orders his detention while corruption hearings take place.

US court in key transgender ruling

A US appeals court grants a transgender illegal immigrant the right to stay, as she would face discrimination in Mexico.

Drowned migrant boy buried in Syria

The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and his family are buried in the Syrian town of Kobane after being taken across the Turkish border.

Saudi king and Obama to discuss Iran

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is to meet President Barack Obama in Washington, on his first trip to the US since assuming the throne in January.

Gay couples wed in holdout US county

Authorities in a county of the US state of Kentucky start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after a county clerk was jailed for refusing to do so.

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.

Africa in pictures: 28 August-3 September 2015

Photos from across Africa this week

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe

Migrants ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos

10 moving photos of Europe's migrant crisis

10 of the most moving photos of Europe's migrant crisis

Who, What, Why: Can a bang on the head cause a bald spot?

Can you get a bald spot from a bang on the head?

India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes

Unusual protests in India, land of a "million mutinies"

Quiz of the week's news

What made more money for Bono than U2?

The Burmese Indians who never went home

The Burmese Indians who never got to go back

VIDEO: Millions moan that there's only one topic on Chinese TV

When there's (literally) only one thing on TV

Mobile music platforms keep African artists on song

Online platforms give African musicians a chance to shine