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.
Murder rates are soaring in many US cities after years of decline, with at least 30 major cities reporting a rise in violence.
Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.
In a temporary relaxation of the rules, Pope Francis allows all priests to forgive abortion.
A second foreign suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, the Thai PM says.
Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses tell the BBC.
A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed.
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.
Renewed fears over growth in China hit global markets, with the Dow Jones trading down more than 300 points.
The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
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.
A Christian official has refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?
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.
Two independent journalists in Thailand are cleared of defaming the navy over reporting they did on the issue of human trafficking.
A slice of the Queen and Prince Philip's wedding cake is to be auctioned, nearly 68 years after the couple got married.
Thefts of bees are increasing as their population decreases due to environmental change and disease.
Australia's iron ore industry is facing a slump after decades of success fuelled by demand from China.
The Buddhist country of Bhutan has won plaudits for its approach to tackling climate change, says Matt McGrath.
Business tycoon Donald Trump's presidential campaign has already made a lasting impact on the Republican Party - and he's not done yet.
The destruction of temples in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra is part of a deliberate policy by so-called Islamic State to rid areas it controls of cultural and religious heritage, says Dr David Roberts of King's College, London.
Ashley Madison insists it has an active community of female users, but critics continue to suggest many profiles were fakes
A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at the Indian Kumbh Mela religious festival due to fears they could cause stampedes.
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.
The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announces she is expecting twin girls but plans to take "limited" time off.
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest rate in July for more than three years, official figures show.
Members of Amazon's Prime service can now download films and TV episodes for offline viewing.
Google announces that Android Wear smartwatches will now be able to work with iPhones, but they will only offer limited functionality.
Author Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was "too street" to be the next James Bond.
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.
This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Scientists reveal the secrets behind the trees that can resist wildfires.
The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.
A new method of applying insecticide to nets has proved 100% effective against certain resistant mosquitoes, an international study reports.
Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.
Manchester United say they were not at fault for the collapse of goalkeeper David De Gea's move to Real Madrid.
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Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?
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.
Victorious Kenyan athletes return home to a hero's welcome after they topped the medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time.
China is deploying trained monkeys, falcons and blanket TV coverage to try to ensure that Thursday's military parade takes place without a hitch.
A court in the southern Thai island of Phuket acquits two journalists of defaming the navy in a 2013 article on human trafficking.
A third member of Ukraine's national guard dies from injuries after Monday's violent anti-autonomy protests outside parliament in Kiev.
Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is sentenced to seven and a half years in jail by a court in Azerbaijan for embezzlement and tax evasion.
Campaigners in Argentina find another child abducted from left-wing political prisoners during military rule between 1976 and 1983.
A fire in Venezuela's Tocuyito prison, near the city of Valencia in northern Carabobo state, kills 17 people and injures 11.
Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the most significant temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations says.
Reports from Lebanon say riot police are removing activists who had occupied the environment ministry in a protest triggered by rotting rubbish.
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 pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.
News photos from 22-28 August
Children's day at the world famous carnival
Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden
What is it like to be the world's hairiest family?
Life in a vast iron ore mine hitting hard times
Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers
Did India villagers order rape of sisters?
Images then and now of much-loved but doomed Hotel Okura
The journalists being sued by the Thai navy
The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his suburban bedroom