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Hungary migrant stand-off continues
A tense stand-off on a migrant train near Budapest continues, as Hungarian MPs prepare for a key vote and fresh European crisis talks are scheduled.

Britain set to accept more refugees
David Cameron is expected to announce plans to increase the number of refugees being allowed into the UK, taking people from Syrian border camps.

Joe Biden: No idea if I will run
US Vice President Joe Biden says he "just does not know" if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president.

Bangkok's Erawan Shrine repaired
Bangkok's Erawan Shrine unveils the repaired Hindu statue which was damaged in last month's deadly bombing.

US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute
A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.

Death penalty sought for Dylann Roof
Prosecutors in South Carolina are to seek the death penalty for the man accused of shooting dead nine people at a church in Charleston in June.

India bans Greenpeace foreign funds
India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.

Trump 'not to run as independent'
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump agrees not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential elections.

US army orders new toxins crackdown
The US military orders a new crackdown on laboratories producing biological toxins, after another anthrax contamination scare.

Abbott defends migrant boat policy
Australia's PM Tony Abbott says the crisis on Europe's borders is proof of the need for tough asylum policies like Australia's.

Guatemala ex-leader ordered to jail
Guatemala's ex-president Otto Perez Molina spends his first night in prison after a judge orders his detention while corruption hearings take place.

US court in key transgender ruling
A US appeals court grants a transgender illegal immigrant the right to stay, as she would face discrimination in Mexico.

VIDEO: 'The most beautiful children in the world'
The father of two young boys who died while trying to cross from Syria into Turkey speaks about his loss.

VIDEO: Scuffles as migrants reject Hungary camp
Scuffles broke out west of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after police tried to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp.

VIDEO: Gay marriage row clerk jailed in US
A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.

VIDEO: Mother gives birth to own grandchild
A 51-year-old woman in the US has been talking about how she gave birth to her own granddaughter.

VIDEO: Uber faces backlash in South Africa
Car hire app Uber has been the target of protests and legal action by taxi drivers around the world, but is now making inroads into Africa.

VIDEO: How BBC covered 1965 India-Pakistan war
A BBC correspondent reports on the 1965 conflict between India and Pakistan.

VIDEO: Tom Brady 'Deflategate': Reaction
A hospital announcement and an array of memes are among the way National Football League (NFL) fans reacted to a judge overturning a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at China WW2 parade
China has held a massive parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two.

Frosty relations over future of the Arctic
The US and Russia are at odds over ownership of highly strategic territory in the Arctic, says Shaun Ley.

The rise of people power in Guatemala
Is a Central American Spring on the cards?

Why Disney's spending a day unboxing toys
Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon - and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular?

When good news is bad news
Newsnight's Duncan Weldon looks at how good news for the US economy might be bad news for the global recovery.

Pope pops out to buy new glasses
Pope Francis draws crowds for an unusual reason - after slipping out of the Vatican to buy new glasses from a Rome optician.

'Sext' to boss ends US man's job offer
A Chicago area man loses a job offer after accidentally sending nude pictures of himself to a manager.

ECB cuts growth and inflation outlook
The European Central Bank cuts its forecasts for growth and inflation in the eurozone for 2015 and the next two years.

VIDEO: 'Meddling' charge over Malaysia probe
A senior anti-corruption official in Malaysia accuses the government of "meddling" with an independent investigation into the prime minister.

'Deceptive' ads aided Xbox One push
The Machinima game network paid YouTubers to endorse the Xbox One as part of a "deceptive" ad campaign, says the US Federal Trade Commission.

US tightens mobile tracking rules
The US justice department says federal agencies will have to get search warrants to use technology that tracks mobile phones under new guidance.

Taylor Swift director defends video
The director of Taylor Swift's new video defends it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.

DreamWorks 'to split from Disney'
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.

Hints of compromise at climate talks
Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.

Science and maths 'vital for adults'
Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.

Weight loss surgery 'cures diabetes'
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy'
Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.

Murray fights back to beat Mannarino
Britain's Andy Murray fights back from two sets down to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and keep his US Open hopes intact.

Friday's gossip column
David De Gea to be given a fresh start at Man Utd, Paul Merson says Arsenal fans will feel cheated this summer, plus more.

The last woman who makes sea silk
Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk, or byssus, which comes from a clam.

How Harry Styles sent SeaWorld's image diving
When Harry Styles urged fans to boycott SeaWorld it was just the latest in a long run of public relations disasters for the aquatic theme park business.

Congo's 'Terminator': I'm not a killer
Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda tells the International Criminal Court he is a soldier, not an "infamous killer".

Zimbabwe minister charged over farmer
A Zimbabwean minister faces corruption charges over allegations he extorted a white farmer in order to protect him from eviction.

Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370
French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.

Hello Sailor's Graham Brazier dies
Graham Brazier, frontman of New Zealand rock band Hello Sailor, has died at the age of 63, report local media.

Dutch serviceman 'may have joined IS'
A 26-year-old air force sergeant is suspected of being the first serving member of the Dutch armed forces to have joined IS in Syria.

Nato's Europe command units launched
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.

Tension at Brazil indigenous killing
The Brazilian justice minister condemns the killing of an indigenous leader, shot during a land protest in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul.

Argentina orders HSBC to replace boss
Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country and accused it of failing to prevent tax evasion.

Syrian boy's father tells of drowning
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the family's fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.

World 'failing Syrian refugees'
A UN inquiry into the conflict in Syria criticises the "global failure" to protect the country's refugees, saying it has fuelled Europe's migrant crisis.

Judge overturns Tom Brady suspension
A US judge has overturned a four-game suspension against National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, calling the league's disciplinary process "fundamentally unfair".

'No record' of Syrian boy asylum bid
Canada denies it received a bid for asylum from the family of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was found on a beach in Turkey.

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe
Migrants ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos

The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures
Tokyo's grand hotel prepares for redevelopment

Who, What, Why: Can a bang on the head cause a bald spot?
Can you get a bald spot from a bang on the head?

India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes
Unusual protests in India, land of a "million mutinies"

Quiz of the week's news
What made more money for Bono than U2?

The Burmese Indians who never went home
The Burmese Indians who never got to go back

VIDEO: Millions moan that there's only one topic on Chinese TV
When there's (literally) only one thing on TV

Mobile music platforms keep African artists on song
Online platforms give African musicians a chance to shine

Witnessing Japan's surrender in China
My great-uncle's part in Japan's surrender to war-ravaged China

Hodei: The man who vanished
A man goes to work abroad - and vanishes after six months

US state executing killers faster than any other
The US state executing more killers than any other



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