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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.

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 as hopes of finding more survivors fade.

Brazil court summons Lochte to give evidence over robbery claim

Police in Brazil say they want prosecutors to charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte over his claim to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

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.

US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accuses Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" in his latest appeal to minority voters.

Crossbow used in triple Canada murder

Three people have been killed in Toronto, with one of the fatalities believed to be caused by a crossbow, say police.

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.

Syria Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town

A deal is reached to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters from the Syrian town of Daraya, near the capital Damascus, following a long government siege.

US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat

The Pentagon says a US Navy vessel fired three warning shots when an Iranian military boat approached it head-on in the Gulf.

Champions League: Manchester City and Celtic to meet Barcelona

Manchester City will meet Scottish champions Celtic and new manager Pep Guardiola's former club Barcelona in the Champions League.

Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates

Turkey threatens further intervention in northern Syria unless Kurdish-led forces withdraw east of the River Euphrates within a week.

Kenya athletes angry at Rio shanty accommodation

Kenyan athletes express anger after being stranded in a Rio shanty town where gunshots could be heard, after the closure of the Olympic village.

WhatsApp users to receive adverts

WhatsApp changes its privacy policy so that businesses can send messages to people using the service.

Storm threats to Florida and Gulf Coast

A tropical system brewing in the Caribbean could strengthen into a hurricane before hitting Florida and the Gulf Coast in the coming days.

France 'burkini ban': Court to decide on beach fines

A top French court is being asked to overturn bans imposed by almost 30 towns and cities on women wearing full-body swimsuits or "burkinis".

Bad weather takes toll on French wine production

French wine production is likely to be 10% lower this year than in 2015 because of a spring frost and a heatwave now.

Drone footage reveals quake destruction

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

Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

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

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.

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.

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.

Man sneaks Lego proposal into cinema ads

A man has asked his girlfriend to marry him in a film using Lego that was screened to cinema goers before the main attraction.

Girl, 10, pulled alive from rubble

Footage shows children being pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive

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.

Somalia hunts for fake-cash bank teller

A teller at Somalia's central bank is on the run after allegedly stealing $530,000, exchanging the notes for fakes, the bank's governor says.

Phanindra Dahal: Nepal to probe 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.

Mehrnoush Pourziaiee: When child rescuers die too

The White Helmets save Syrians from death. What happens when they die, too?

Sarah Rainsford: How is Russia dealing with dissent?

As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections, how is it dealing with dissenting protestors?

Paul Rincon: Where should we look for aliens?

How do astronomers decide whether a planet is potentially habitable?

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?

Is Wikileaks putting people at risk?

Wikileaks has been criticised for not doing enough to screen sensitive information found in documents released via the site.

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

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.

Arsenal agree £17m Lucas Perez fee, with £35m Shkodran Mustafi deal close

Arsenal agree a £17m deal for Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez and are close to signing Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi for £35m.

England's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead despite security concerns

England will tour Bangladesh in October despite security concerns, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

Claudio Bravo: Manchester City sign £15.4m Chile goalkeeper from Barcelona

Manchester City complete the signing of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for £15.4m plus add-ons.

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".

No laughing matter

Pedro Almodovar on why his 20th film is his most serious yet.

Campaigning firms

A look at the growing number of businesses who are trying to make a positive difference to society by speaking out on societal or political issues, and their reasons for doing so.

Lights, camera, tsunami

A slick music video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by a patriotic tsunami has upset Iranian conservatives.

Good old days

A survey by Pew Research found that supporters of Trump and Clinton have very different opinions about America's past.

Aerial shots

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

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.

In pictures: Before and after

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

'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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