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Migrant truck deaths accused in court
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:01:07 GMT

Three Bulgarians and an Afghan appear in court in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in the back of a lorry in Austria.

Thai police make Bangkok blast arrest
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:10:15 GMT

Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.

Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:57:20 GMT

A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Turkish jets attack IS Syria targets
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:57:47 GMT

Turkish fighter jets attack Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time as part of the US-led coalition, the Turkish foreign ministry says.

Nigeria warns of airport attack
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:42:57 GMT

Nigeria's intelligence agency warns of a possible attack on Abuja's airport after disrupting what it said was a Boko Haram spying network.

Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:47:17 GMT

Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.

Mass protest against Malaysia PM
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:51:05 GMT

Tens of thousands of Malaysians protest in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.

Egypt jails al-Jazeera journalists
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:22:08 GMT

Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of "spreading false news" are sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo.

Paris talks focus on train security
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:21:20 GMT

Calls for increased security on the railways are to be discussed at talks in Paris, following last week's foiled attack on a high-speed train.

Satellite image of IS destruction
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:24:12 GMT

A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.

French reporters 'blackmailed king'
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:55:48 GMT

Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.

US man dies after petty theft arrest
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:39:18 GMT

A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.

Radar image 'likely to be Nazi train'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:10:03 GMT

A Polish official says ground-penetrating radar appears to confirm rumours of a Nazi train, believed to be carrying gold, buried near the city of Walbrzych.

Taiwan metro cards to show porn star
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:47:29 GMT

Taiwan's capital is to introduce a metro swipe-card featuring the Japanese porn actress Yui Hatano, despite controversy over the use of her image.

Bush marks Katrina in New Orleans
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:10:55 GMT

Former US President George Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years on since Hurricane Katrina, a crisis his administration was criticised for over its slow response.

US journalists were 'shot in head'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:18 GMT

The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.

Venezuela extends border closures
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:46:33 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extends border closures with Colombia and deploys more troops, in an ongoing bilateral row.

German sailor makes Rio bug claims
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:47:50 GMT

Germany's Erik Heil says he has contracted an infection after competing in waters which will host sailing at the Rio Olympics.

Sanctions threat over S Sudan truce
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:28:16 GMT

The UN warns warring sides in South Sudan they face an arms embargo and sanctions if they do not honour a truce due to come into force on Saturday.

Ghana universities 'targeted by IS'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:37:23 GMT

Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.

Anger at Australia visa check plan
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:53:19 GMT

Australian officials cancel plans to check visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown, amid protests and social media outrage.

Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:56:59 GMT

Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.

Vatican ex-envoy dies ahead of trial
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:06:57 GMT

Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, dies before he can be tried for child sex offences.

Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:24:49 GMT

The Turkish prime minister appoints two politicians from the pro-Kurdish HDP party to the country's power-sharing cabinet.

Iraq 'to open Baghdad Green Zone'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:40:20 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders officials to open up to civilians the heavily fortified area of Baghdad known as the Green Zone.

3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:22 GMT

Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.

Shoreham crash marked one week on
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:21:02 GMT

A series of memorial events is held to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people died.

HSBC glitch payments 'all processed'
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:01:22 GMT

A computer glitch that delayed 275,000 HSBC payments has now been resolved, the bank tells the BBC.

Ashley Madison founder steps down
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:41:31 GMT

The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.

Brazil's economy enters recession
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:19:21 GMT

Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.

Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:48:38 GMT

Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.

Farah wins historic 5,000m gold
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:19:26 GMT

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.

Ainslie second in America's Cup races
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:53:08 GMT

Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team finish second in Saturday's two races in the America's Cup World Series in Sweden.

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:10:52 GMT

An own goal from defender Fabricio Coloccini gives Arsenal an unconvincing victory over 10-man Newcastle.

Jess Glynne tops UK album chart
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:42 GMT

Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.

Top Gear boss 'excited' about future
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:49:02 GMT

BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.

Chvrches singer speaks out on trolls
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:24:17 GMT

Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry hits out at misogynistic abuse from "cavemen", after being trolled online for wearing a short dress in a recent video.

VIDEO: Protests held against Malaysian PM
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:21:45 GMT

Thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Kuala Lumpur, demanding the resignation of the Malaysian prime minister.

VIDEO: Egypt verdict 'a dangerous message'
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:46:48 GMT

The conviction of three al-Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court "sends a dangerous message", lawyer Amal Clooney says.

VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika batters Dominica
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:19:19 GMT

At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.

VIDEO: Image 'almost certainly Nazi train'
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:33:07 GMT

A Polish official says ground-penetrating radar images have left him "99% convinced" that a World War Two German military train is buried near the south-western city of Walbrzych.

VIDEO: How the BBC covered Hurricane Katrina
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:43:07 GMT

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina damaged much of New Orleans after high winds, heavy rains and floods from levees. Here's some of how the BBC reported from the city.

VIDEO: Lava flows from volcano in Hawaii
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:48:54 GMT

A thick stream of lava has erupted from a newly formed opening on a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

VIDEO: UN: Do 'much more' to help migrants
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:06:45 GMT

The UN secretary general says "much more is required" to prevent the deaths of refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe after hundreds were reported dead in a few days.

VIDEO: Katrina photographer returns to city
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:20:10 GMT

Photojournalist Mario Tama returns to New Orleans to find out what has changed in the city since Hurricane Katrina.

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:39 GMT

Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:00:45 GMT

Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:55:17 GMT

Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win

Does Nigeria run better without a cabinet?
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:02:48 GMT

Does Nigeria run better without ministers?

Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:26:54 GMT

Our selection of top images from the past seven days

10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:06:05 GMT

Which country's astronauts drink recycled urine?