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Syria conflict: 'Families leave' besieged Aleppo
Dozens of families have left besieged areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media say.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:18:05 GMT)

France church attack: Kermiche friend 'detained before assault'
The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:45:09 GMT)

Texas hot air balloon crash: No survivors among 16 on board
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people catches fire and crashes in the US state of Texas with all on board confirmed dead.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:45:23 GMT)

Turkey-PKK conflict: Dozens killed in south-east clashes
The Turkish military kills 35 Kurdish militants who tried to storm an army base in the south-east, officials say.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:32:24 GMT)

Armenia police officer killed amid hostage crisis
A police officer is shot dead in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, during a stand-off with an armed group barricaded inside a police station.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:15:18 GMT)

Luxury en-suite cell found in Paraguay prison
Police in Paraguay raided a drug lord's prison cell, only to find he was living a life of luxury - with a kitchen, plasma TV and a library.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:49:52 GMT)

Russia cyber attack: Large hack 'hits government'
A "professional" cyber attack hits Russian government bodies, the country's intelligence service says.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:12:12 GMT)

Hundreds rally in Australia over juvenile 'torture' footage
Hundreds of people hold protests in major cities across Australia after footage emerged showing boys being abused in juvenile detention.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:14:06 GMT)

Turkey's Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him
Turkey's president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:44:04 GMT)

Belgium charges man with planned terror attack
One of two brothers arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation is charged with attempting to commit "terrorist murder".
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:42:39 GMT)

Pope Francis visits predecessor John Paul II's shrine
Thousands attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at a church dedicated to the late Polish Pope John Paul II in the city of Krakow.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:33:10 GMT)

Lil Wayne mixtape 'inspires' Clinton speech say fans
Fans of the rapper reckon the standout line from her presidential nomination speech was inspired by a Lil Wayne mixtape.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:30:52 GMT)

Australia protests over juvenile abuse allegations
Hundreds of people have held rallies in Australia following allegations of abuse against boys in juvenile detention.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:56:41 GMT)

World Youth Day: 'It's so inspiring to hear him talk about God's mercy'
Jack, Louise and Bruna are at this year's World Youth Day in Poland. Watch them tell us what it's been like so far.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:22:00 GMT)

Terror attacks dismay Afghan migrants in Istanbul
The latest terror attacks in Germany and France have left migrants in Turkey worried about their chances of reaching northern Europe.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:00:34 GMT)

New Yorkers flock to foul flower
A rare, and extremely pungent. 'corpse flower' has bloomed in New York Botanical Garden.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:13:39 GMT)

Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California
People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:10:45 GMT)

Lava pictures from 'smiling' Hawaiian Kilauea volcano eruption
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:21:48 GMT)

Airstrike on Syria maternity hospital leaves two dead
A maternity hospital in Idlib province was hit in an air strike on Friday. Two people are reported to have been killed.
(Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:08:53 GMT)

Football team halts match at half-time
A pre-season friendly between two non-league sides is abandoned at half-time after one refuses to continue playing.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:05:37 GMT)

Bikini-clad Swedish policewoman 'stops thief'
A bikini-clad Swedish police officer wins praise for tackling a suspected thief while she was off-duty sunbathing with friends in Stockholm.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:21:01 GMT)

Dusseldorf residents told to pay for Nazi-era road
Court rules that homeowners must foot the bill for suburban Dusseldorf street first built in 1937.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:49:24 GMT)

Booze ban for China region's civil servants
No more lunchtime tipples for government employees in Anhui province.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:03:09 GMT)

Russians to vote on covering up Michelangelo's David
A woman complains that the copy of the artist's David harms children's minds.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:22:43 GMT)

Shattered ceiling
Hilary Clinton has become the first woman ever to become a major party nominee for US president. The BBC travelled to the Women's National Democratic Club, founded in Washington DC in 1922, to capture the scene.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:23:52 GMT)

Escape the city
Farming is seen as an unglamorous job across Africa, but the BBC's Sophie Ikenye finds some young professionals who are packing in the office job to return to the family farm.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:48:53 GMT)

Ill-tempered election
Tokyo is preparing to vote for its next governor, one of the biggest jobs in Japan, but the campaign has been marred by insults and allegations of sexism.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:41:27 GMT)

'Online revolution'
Hundreds of thousands of tweets condemn the attack on an Afghan minority group by Islamic State militants.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:30:22 GMT)

Under scrutiny
The media more often focuses on what women wear and their family status, but does that hurt the public's perception of their leadership?
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:01:27 GMT)

Week in pictures: 23-29 July 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
(Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:45:27 GMT)

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