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Thousands more migrants reach Athens
Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:30:54 GMT)

US swoop on secret 'steroids labs'
US federal agents arrest more than 90 people and shut down 16 underground labs making illegal steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:42:32 GMT)

China shares slide in volatile trade
Asian markets continue to fall on Wednesday, with Shanghai opening down more than 4% amid worries about China's growth.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:36:12 GMT)

Yemen detainees 'suffer abuses'
Pro-government militiamen and Houthi rebels have committed serious abuses against detainees in Yemen's second city of Aden, Human Rights Watch says.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:00:22 GMT)

US police 'shoot man with hands up'
Video footage in Texas appears to show police shooting and killing a man with his hands up, as they respond to a domestic dispute.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:27:06 GMT)

US clerk defies gay marriage order
A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:48:56 GMT)

DR Congo's Ntaganda ICC trial to begin
Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda is due to go on trial for war crimes at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:44:41 GMT)

US urges China to free activists
The US calls on China to release a group of lawyers and Christian activists who were detained ahead of a meeting with a senior US envoy.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:12:01 GMT)

Guatemala ends president's immunity
Guatemalan MPs vote to remove President Otto Perez Molina's immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted for alleged corruption.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:26:19 GMT)

Malaysia to question ex-PM over rally
Malaysian police are asking former PM Mahathir Mohamed to give a statement on allegations he made at a recent anti-government protest.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:06:58 GMT)

Sharp rise in El Salvador violence
Gang violence in El Salvador left 907 people dead last month, a level of bloodshed unseen since the civil war of the 1980s, police say.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:07:22 GMT)

US picks LA as Olympics 2024 bid city
The US Olympic Committee (USOC) names Los Angeles as the US bid city for hosting the 2024 games after Boston drops out.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:47:44 GMT)

India selfie ban over stampede fear
A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at the Indian Kumbh Mela religious festival due to fears they could cause stampedes.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:00:23 GMT)

Polar bears trap Arctic scientists
Pictures show how researchers at a remote Russian weather station have become trapped by a hungry pack of polar bears.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:52:17 GMT)

Google updates main company logo
Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:19:30 GMT)

Canadian economy enters recession
Canada's economy fell into recession in the first half of the year, official figures show, as falling oil prices took their toll.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:33:44 GMT)

Fire in Venezuelan prison kills 17
A fire in Venezuela's Tocuyito prison, near the city of Valencia in northern Carabobo state, kills 17 people and injures 11.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:12:32 GMT)

Argentina 'Dirty War' baby found
Campaigners in Argentina find another child abducted from left-wing political prisoners during military rule between 1976 and 1983.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:40:14 GMT)

Nigerian drones to fight oil theft
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.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:38:07 GMT)

Guinea migrant hides behind car engine
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.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:06:17 GMT)

Japanese suggest new Olympic logos
Japanese people are making suggestions for a new 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games logo, as the official one was scrapped.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:43:03 GMT)

Rudd drawn into Clinton email saga
Former Australian prime minster Kevin Rudd wanted a "sympathy call" from Hillary Clinton after he was ousted from the top job, an email reveals.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:47:16 GMT)

Pope makes forgiving abortion easier
In a temporary relaxation of the rules, Pope Francis allows all priests to forgive abortion.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:35:32 GMT)

Third death after Ukraine protests
A third member of Ukraine's national guard dies from injuries after Monday's violent anti-autonomy protests outside parliament in Kiev.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:53:46 GMT)

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed
Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the most significant temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations says.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:46:51 GMT)

Lebanon ministry occupiers ejected
Lebanese police forcibly remove a group of protesters from the "You Stink" movement who occupied the environment ministry.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:14:10 GMT)

UK's in-out vote rules facing changes
The government is set to announce "significant" changes to its planned rules on an in-out EU referendum, Whitehall sources tell the BBC.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:29:40 GMT)

NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well
NHS staff will be offered exercise classes in a bid to keep them fit and in work, NHS England's chief executive is set to announce.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:44:54 GMT)

Australian growth unexpectedly slow
Australia's growth is slower than expected in the second quarter of the year, as the economy struggled to gain momentum.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:36:26 GMT)

Yahoo boss Mayer expecting twins
The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announces she is expecting twin girls but plans to take "limited" time off.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:04:02 GMT)

Eurozone jobless rate lowest since 2012
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest rate in July for more than three years, official figures show.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:49:43 GMT)

Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open
Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:39:00 GMT)

Transfer spending at record high
The summer transfer window is the richest ever at £870m, as total spending for the calendar year reaches £1bn for the first time.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:59:43 GMT)

Man Utd complete £36m Martial deal
Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:58:20 GMT)

Author sorry for Idris Elba remarks
Author Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was "too street" to be the next James Bond.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:46:37 GMT)

Favourite Agatha Christie book named
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.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:10:06 GMT)

Stars set for London Film Festival
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith are among the British star names at this year's London Film Festival.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:49:49 GMT)

VIDEO: From Syria to Sweden: A migrant's story
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.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:00:09 GMT)

VIDEO: Cleaning up the Swiss Alps
Groups of volunteers have been cleaning up the Swiss Alps to collect the tonnes of rubbish left by skiers, hikers and tourists.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:08:05 GMT)

VIDEO: Who is DR Congo's 'Terminator'?
Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda is due to go on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for war crimes.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:24:14 GMT)

VIDEO: What a Kanye presidency would look like
What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:11:35 GMT)

VIDEO: US clerk refuses gay marriage licence
A Christian official has refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:32:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Kenyan workers 'abused in Saudi Arabia'
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo speaks to a group of Kenyan domestic workers who say they faced abuse - including physical assaults and rape - at the hands of their employers in Saudi Arabia.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:21:02 GMT)

VIDEO: Final four designs for new NZ flag
The four finalists in New Zealand's public competition to design what could be the country's new national flag are revealed.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:56:52 GMT)

VIDEO: Obama buys cinnamon buns for reporters
US President Barack Obama has treated a crowd of people to cinnamon buns during a visit to a coffee shop in Alaska.
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:28:23 GMT)

From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey
Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:05:13 GMT)

The last woman who makes sea silk
The last woman who makes sea silk, a cloth that cannot be sold
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:19:23 GMT)

Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?
Has the Yemen war handed Aden to the jihadists?
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:00:52 GMT)

China parade to display past and future
New weapons and old armies to be put on display
(Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:26:52 GMT)

Turks question escalation in Kurdish tensions
Turks voice anger as blood is being shed in Kurdish conflict
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:14:53 GMT)

Viewpoint: How a 'breaking' murder has exposed Indian media
Why Indian media's coverage of a murder is disturbing
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:13:02 GMT)

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