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Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.

Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A car driven by a suicide bomber explodes after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.

Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal

A New Zealand judge allows internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to livestream his appeal against extradition to the US on YouTube.

Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.

Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies

A British man who was injured trying to save a fellow backpacker as she was stabbed to death in Australia has died, Queensland Police says.

Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.

Mexico federal police chief Galindo fired over Michoacan ranch killings

Mexico's federal police chief, Enrique Galindo, has been sacked following allegations police killed at least 22 suspected members of a drugs cartel.

UK and France to hold migration talks

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is due to meet her French counterpart in Paris later, amid calls for British border controls in Calais to be reviewed.

Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos

An Aboriginal mother has posted photos of her daughter dressed in 'whiteface' to highlight the "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record at her Senate impeachment trial and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".

Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma Abedin splits from sexting husband

Hillary Clinton's personal aide, Huma Abedin, says she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner, amid a new sexting scandal.

India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

Monsoon floods in the Ganges river have broken previous records in four locations in northern India, officials tell the BBC

'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'

South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome - Nomsa Maseko reports from the Western Cape.

Yemen hit by suicide bombing 'carnage' in Aden

At least 60 people are now known to have been killed in Yemen by a suicide bomber, who drove a car into a military building in the city of Aden.

Massive mission to rescue migrants near Libya

About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya in 40 co-ordinated missions, the Italian coastguard has said.

A look back at actor Gene Wilder's life

The BBC's Nick Higham looks back at the career of actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.

Driverless Roborace car speeds around Donington

A prototype racing car, testing self-driving technology for the forthcoming Roborace contest, takes a lap around Donington Park's circuit.

Drone reveals quake church interior

Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.

Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.

New wind tunnel reveals bird flight secrets

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.

Dubai ruler's spot check finds empty desks

Red faces in the Dubai civil service as Sheikh Mohammed's early-morning tour finds nobody at work.

Triathlon competitor collides with stag

Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided.

Andrew Walker: Are US-Europe TTIP trade talks tanking?

Germany's economy minister claims that talks about the TTIP trade deal have failed highlight the uphill battle that negotiators are facing.

Brazil impeachment: Key questions

Your questions answered on the impeachment proceedings against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff.

Gene Wilder: Wild-eyed star and top comic talent

Wild-eyed star who became one of Hollywood's top comedy talents.

The do and don'ts of the US national anthem

As American Football player Colin Kaepernick attracts criticism for refusing to stand for the US national anthem, what is the etiquette surrounding playing the national anthem and displaying the flag?

Myanmar earthquake

Scores of historic sites in Bagan - some there since the 10th Century - were badly damaged by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar on Wednesday.

Africa's top shots: 19-25 August 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Aiming for the skies

Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.

Quake-hit Italy from air

Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.

Italy earthquake

Images from before and after an earthquake struck central Italy show the huge scale of the disaster.

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal midfielder available for loan move from Gunners

Arsenal are willing to let England midfielder Jack Wilshere go out on loan to get first-team football.

Wayne Rooney stays as England captain under new manager Sam Allardyce

New England manager Sam Allardyce says retaining Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as captain was an "easy decision" to make.

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic sees off Jerzy Janowicz, Nadal & Kerber through

Novak Djokovic beats Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at the US Open - despite the Serb requiring treatment to his arm.

Washing puzzle

Can an algorithm turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine?

Pantomime farce?

In a marathon political chess game Spain's acting Prime Minister Rajoy looks set to fail again to form a government, James Badcock reports.

'Gorillas over people'

Uganda's government is being accused of caring more about gorilla tourism than Batwa pygmies, write Tommy Trenchard and Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville.

Forgotten pioneer

Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.

Tashkent truth

Uzbekistan has never commented on the frequent rumours of its president's health, which makes the confirmation of his current illness all the more shocking.

'Real and relatable'

After a year of asking CEOs to reveal their advice for success, BBC News looks at the role of gender in business mentoring.

Ticket to ride

The Facebook group where passengers cast a humorous eye on the behaviour of tram conductors.

Stunning success

The world's first cancer vaccine has halved the number of new cervical cancers ten years after it was first administered in Australia.