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Donald Trump says the moderator in the first US presidential debate, Lester Holt, was tougher on him than on his opponent Hillary Clinton.
First baby born using new "three person" fertility technique carried out by US scientists, New Scientist reveals.
German CDU politician Jenna Behrends sparks a furore about sexism after a male colleague called her a "sweet mouse".
Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions is fined £5m over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.
An Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu is jailed by an international court for nine years in the first case of its kind.
The FA is investigating claims England boss Sam Allardyce used his role to negotiate a £400,000 deal and offer advice on how to bypass transfer rules.
The World Health Organisation wants safe routes to be set up immediately to evacuate sick and wounded Syrians from besieged parts of Aleppo.
Kenya launches the world's first child-friendly drug, raising hopes for thousands affected by the world's deadliest infectious disease.
An explosion at a drug lab inside a home in New York City kills at least one firefighter, authorities say.
Saudi Arabia unveils pay cuts for government employees for the first time, as it attempts to further rein in spending at a time of low oil prices.
Fifteen Air France employees go on trial almost a year after two company executives had their shirts torn from their backs at a jobs meeting.
The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.
Here are the key moments from the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton said she believes Donald Trump is 'hiding something' regarding his tax return.
People watching in Seattle react to the Clinton-Trump presidential debate.
The stop-and-frisk policy features as a big area of dispute in the first US presidential debate.
BBC News looks at the figures behind the Colombian armed conflict, the longest-running in the Americas.
Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space.
As the fighting in Syria rages on, the BBC's Panorama has been following the lives of residents in Aleppo.
A troubled lawyer who opened fire in a Houston mall has been shot dead by police.
How a catchy tune about a pen and a pineapple and an apple and a pen took over the internet.
A Japanese ad to promote sustainable fishing which showed a teenage girl turning into an eel is pulled after being called sexist and "perverted".
This election campaign has so far been driven more by personality clashes than differences in policy. But what are the key issues and where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand?
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.
A profile of Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian President who negotiated a peace deal with the Farc rebel group to put an end to more than 50 years of conflict.
A selection of the winners and finalists in he ZSL Animal Photography Prize.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "dance".
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Indian photographer Ronny Sen is awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant for his work on a coal town in India where underground fires have burned for more than 100 years.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says England boss Sam Allardyce needs to be allowed to defend himself, following allegations in a newspaper.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says the TUE system is "open to abuse" and athletes must not "push the boundaries of the rules".
South Africa captain AB de Villiers is ruled out of their home ODI and away Test series against Australia with an elbow injury.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?
A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?
The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
Colombia-based photographer Nicolas Bedoya, a co-founder of photojournalism collective Vela Colectivo, visits an area in Colombia's Antioquia province where rebels will gather to disarm following the peace agreement signed on 26 September between the Farc and the Colombian government.
Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
As Syria's government tries to recapture all of Aleppo, we ask why are children are so badly affected in the battle for the northern city.
Jessica Lussenhop in Washington DC looks at how gender featured in the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
From the crisis in Syria to the Clinton Foundation, here are some key issues that weren't discussed in the the first US presidential debate.
The US media gives their verdict on who won the first debate, with most awarding victory to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Republican candidate appeared to use an unusual adverb in his debate against Hillary Clinton. Or did he?
In January 2017, the most powerful nation on earth will have a new leader, after a drawn out and expensive campaign - so what's it all about?
We asked African-American voters in Harlem what they made of the US presidential debate.
Follow the opinion polls as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go to head-to-head in the run up to the US election on 8 November.