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Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a rebel offensive.
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.
Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.
Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.
The police are to be given new powers to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said.
The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.
As negotiators meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the process of direct negotiations is "the beginning of a very important process".
The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
Can America's honeybees be saved?
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
Parody video about gay marriage in Ireland sparks debate