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Hoboken station crash: New Jersey train disaster 'kills one'

At least one person is killed and dozens are injured, some of them critically, as a commuter train crashes at a railway station in New Jersey.

Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants'

India's army carries out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.

German lion escape: Sad end in Leipzig zoo

One of two lions that escaped from an enclosure in Leipzig zoo in Germany has been shot dead after attempts to use a tranquilliser failed.

Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'

The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets "a dangerous precedent".

Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo

Russia says it will continue bombarding rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where thousands are trapped, despite US demands for Moscow to stop.

Singapore jails teen blogger Amos Yee for anti-religion posts

Amos Yee, a 17-year-old blogger from Singapore, will spend six weeks in jail for online posts criticising Christianity and Islam.

Russia plans to ban 'baby boxes' for unwanted infants

Russia plans to ban "baby boxes" - the hatches introduced in many countries where desperate mothers can safely abandon a baby.

Samsung in US 'exploding washing machines' probe

Samsung has confirmed it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs after a lawsuit against the firm over "exploding" washing machines.

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case

California approves a bill ending the 10-year statute of limitations on rape, in a move prompted by allegations against US actor Bill Cosby.

Police body cameras 'cut complaints against officers'

Police body cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, a major research project suggests.

Brexit is a 'golden opportunity'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says he wants the UK's trade with the European Union to be "at least as free" after Brexit.

Israelis queue to pay tribute to Shimon Peres

Long queues have formed outside the Israeli parliament as people pay their respects to former Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.

New Jersey train crash: Footage from inside station

Amateur footage from inside New Jersey station shows the scene after a train crashed during morning rush hour, killing at least one person and injuring 100.

NJ crash passengers: 'There was no warning'

Passengers and eyewitnesses describe the moment a train crashed at New Jersey station, killing at least one and injuring 100.

New Jersey crash train 'came in so quickly' - NJT worker

A New Jersey Transit employee says a train which crashed, leaving at least one person dead, may have come in too quickly.

'British people made bad decision on EU'

Italy's PM says it will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to provide a deal that gives British people more rights than those outside the EU.

China Typhoon Megi: Rescuers struggle with mudslides and floods

Rescuers in China's eastern Zhejiang province have been searching for survivors at the site of landslides triggered by heavy rain.

Policeman stops 'out-of-control' M1 coma driver

Dashcam footage captured the moment a police car brought an out of control car to a stop against barriers on the M1.

Aleppo: Brain surgery carried out on hospital floor

Distressing footage shows the grim reality of an Aleppo hospital. Contains upsetting footage and scenes of surgery.

Michelle Obama: 'We need an adult in the White House'

Michelle Obama takes aim at Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump, saying "a president can’t just pop off" when he or she is upset.

Newly-arrived Syrian refugee saves Canadian bride's wedding day

A picture of a newly-arrived Syrian refugee fixing a bride's broken wedding dress in Canada is winning hearts across the world.

Reykjavik goes dark for Northern Lights show

Icelandic capital switches off street lights to give people a better view of the Aurora Borealis.

Reeta Chakrabarti: Chile's president defiant over abortion changes

Chile's first female president, Michelle Bachelet, has made it her mission to change her country's restrictive abortion laws.

Hugh Schofield: Sarkozy ex-adviser's revenge on 'fake tough guy'

The poisonous memoirs of a right-wing adviser at the Elysee Palace embarrass ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy as he plans for a presidential comeback.

The lessons of Colombia's extraordinary peace process

The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla movement brings to an end 52 years of conflict

What is the 9/11 bill and why is it so controversial?

Why is a bill brought by grieving families desperate to get justice 15 years on from the 9/11 attack so controversial, and what are its wider implications?

How has India changed a year after Dadri beef lynching?

The BBC's Ayeshea Perera looks at the ramifications of the lynching of a Muslim man in northern India over rumours that his family had slaughtered a cow and eaten beef.

Faceless London

Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.

Royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Canada with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for a royal tour, five years after they first visited the country as newly-weds.

Gruelling race

Hundreds of people take part in a gruelling race challenge at Banchory in Aberdeenshire.

Ryder Cup 2016: Danny Willett apologises for brother's 'US fans imbeciles' rant

Europe's Danny Willett says sorry for an article written by his brother which calls American Ryder Cup fans "imbeciles".

Tommy Wright: Barnsley sack assistant boss amid football corruption claims

Barnsley sack assistant boss Tommy Wright following allegations of football corruption in a Daily Telegraph investigation.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton admits he must improve

Lewis Hamilton says he needs to "drive better" in Malaysia this weekend to get his world title campaign back on track.

'Three person' babies

A new "three person" fertility technique is about saving lives, not tailor-making babies, one of the doctors who carried out the first procedure tells the BBC.

Saints and stigma

Secrecy and silence surrounds the issue of mental health in Pakistan. Those with money can afford treatment but families in rural areas often fall back on ancient superstitions, reports BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz.

Bowing out

Carlos Acosta talks about why the classical ballet world needs to find new Romeos as he dances out with dignity.

Thirsty business

A look at continuing efforts to reduce the water and energy needed to cool the world's data centres.

Feeling the cold

People who lost their homes in the Italian earthquake disaster are still living in tents but they have the support of a vast relief team.

Beating Big Brother

Secret surveillance of US citizens by police is on the rise with black neighbourhoods often the target - here is how one Californian city fought back.

Dip in the road

Thai women take baths in potholes to draw attention to unrepaired roads.

A new 'lunatic line'?

Kenyan plans to build a railway across a national park, but could it be a new version of the so-called "lunatic line" to nowhere, asks Alastair Leithhead.

'Mr Jimmy'

Kurt Russell says his latest film, Deepwater Horizon, shows "we don't live in a perfect world" when it comes to getting oil out of the ground.

Charlotte's voice

Nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant had not planned to speak on behalf of her whole city of Charlotte. When she did, she got the world's attention.

Bags of joy

Finnish-Syrian father-of-six Rami Adhan has become known as the "toy smuggler" for taking large bags of toys into Syria for children suffering in the war.

Threat of violence

India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language film at Oscars is a gritty crime drama on police brutality and corruption, writes Sudha G Tilak.


BBC Monitoring looks at the most contentious issues in the peace deal signed by the Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels ahead of a popular vote on 2 October.

Memory keepers

The child of two Holocaust survivors talks about being the keeper of their memories – and projects working with children of survivors of massacres in Rwanda and Bosnia talk about the impact handed down through families.

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