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One last hit
The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the Philippines' dark underbelly of police raids, dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.

Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town
Civilians and rebel fighters are expected to begin evacuating from the Syrian town of Darayya under a deal to end a government siege begun in 2012.

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 268 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.

Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal in NZ
A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.

Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners
Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.

Turkey PKK conflict: Cizre bomb kills 11 policemen
A car bomb explodes hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing 11 policemen and wounding 78, reports say.

Stanford sexual assault: Judge to stop hearing criminal cases
A judge criticised for giving a short jail term to a Stanford University student over sexual assault is to stop hearing criminal cases.

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'
Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use 'magic dolls' to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.

Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws
Three flaws in Apple's iOS operating system are found that meant spyware could be installed with a single tap.

Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim
Brazil police charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Top South Korea executive found dead
The vice chairman of South Korea's Lotte conglomerate is found dead just hours before being questioned over corruption allegations.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp row over divorce donations
Amber Heard demands that her ex-husband Johnny Depp double the amount that is paid to charity following their divorce settlement.

US authorities investigate cyber-attack against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones
The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.

Drone footage reveals quake destruction
Drone footage shows extent of Italy quake destruction in Pescara del Tronto

Syria chemical attack: Family recounts 2013 horrors
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville speaks to the surviving members of a family caught up in Ghouta's 2013 chemical attack which left hundreds of Syrians dead.

Inside Manila's drug war: Female assassin's story
A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.

Why India's two medal Olympic success is significant
The world's second most populous nation sent more than a hundred athletes to the Games but only two of them won medals, a silver and a bronze.

UN envoy: How the world failed Syria
The UN's humanitarian envoy to Syria says people could have been spared the brutality of the past five years.

Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains
Czech hiker, Pavlina Pizova, who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the "harrowing" ordeal in which her partner died.

Meet Egypt's first female bodyguard
In Egypt, Hind Wajih Othman has entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated, qualifying as the country's first female bodyguard.

Exclusive footage shows retaken IS stronghold Jarablus
Exclusive footage shows the offensive in which Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, retook the border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State.

Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio
Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea's recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.

Prince's Paisley Park home to open to the public
The private estate and studio complex that belonged to Prince is to open to the public, six months after his death.

Mehrnoush Pourziaiee: When child rescuers die too
The White Helmets save Syrians from death. What happens when they die, too?

How is Nepal investigating civil war crimes?
The two commissions set up to investigate crimes committed during Nepal's civil war have received nearly 57,000 submissions but many victims are sceptical about getting justice.

Six ways to close the gender pay gap
What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?

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.

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

Valleys and harbours
A selection of your pictures from around Wales.

Rio 2016 closing ceremony
In pictures: The best and most bizarre moments of the Rio 2016 closing ceremony

Summer in Snowdonia
Hyfrydwch un o'n Parciau Cenedlaethol trwy lens y ffotograffydd Dafydd Em // Snowdonia National Park in summer through the lens of photographer Dafydd Em

Champions League: Europe's top four leagues to each get four group-stage spots
Europe's top four domestic leagues are to be guaranteed four places each in the group stages of the Champions League from 2018-19.

Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez to have Arsenal medicals
Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez will have medicals at Arsenal on Friday.

West Ham United 0-1 Astra Giurgiu (agg 1-2)
West Ham fail to reach the Europa League group stage as Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu beat them in qualifying for the second season in a row.

Endurance test
The BBC looks at the future of Ethiopian silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa after his daring anti-government protest at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Race row
Hungarian personalities have been handing back their state honours in protest at the award of a medal to a controversial journalist.

C-section blues
New mother's vivid Facebook post on the shaming culture involved with Caesarean births goes viral.

Tiny tribute
A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.

7 days quiz
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Chat choices
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?

Ghost town
The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria's military recaptured it, writes the BBC's Martin Patience.

In pictures
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.

Austrian tragedy
A year after 71 people suffocated in the back of an airless lorry on its way to Austria, Bethany Bell and Nick Thorpe retrace the journey and ask what went wrong.

Crying game
Japanese companies are paying for employees to attend "crying workshops".

Italy earthquake: Moment of aftershock caught on film
The BBC's James Reynolds tells of feeling the ground move during one of the aftershocks following Italy's deadly earthquake.

98 aftershocks in 36 hours
How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.

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

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

Man pulled from rubble
Man pulled from rubble in Accumoli nine hours after central Italy was hit by magnitude 6.2 earthquake.

Grief and anger - Italian media
The aftermath of the deadly earthquake in central Italy dominates the front pages of the press on 25 August, with some papers wondering why the tragedy was not prevented.

'Confusion and shock' - witnesses
Witnesses describe "shocking, confusing and distressing" scenes, after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes central Italy, leaving at least 73 people dead and 150 missing.

Building reduced to rubble
The town of Amatrice was among several locations to suffer serious damage when a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy.



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