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Migrants stranded amid EU asylum chaos

Hundreds of migrants are stranded outside a major railway station in Budapest after police seal off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.

Second Bangkok bombing suspect held

A second foreign suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, the Thai PM says.

Google updates main company logo

Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.

Pope makes forgiving abortion easier

In a temporary relaxation of the rules, Pope Francis allows all priests to forgive abortion.

Al-Shabab attacks AU military base

Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses tell the BBC.

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.

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.

Global markets hit by weak Chinese data

Renewed fears over growth in China hit global markets, with the Dow Jones trading down more than 300 points.

Five dead in fresh Nepal protests

Nepalese police shoot dead five protesters in the south of the country angry at a draft constitution to split the country into federal states.

UK sperm bank has just nine donors

The national sperm bank hopes a recruitment drive will boost the number of donors after it emerges only nine men are registered a year after it opened.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped

The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games is scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Anger as Budapest station shuts

Hundreds of migrants have been protesting outside a major railway station in the Hungarian capital after police sealed off the terminal to stop them travelling through the EU.

VIDEO: 'We had to cover migrant story'

Two independent journalists in Thailand are cleared of defaming the navy over reporting they did on the issue of human trafficking.

VIDEO: Apiarists stung as bee thefts increase

Thefts of bees are increasing as their population decreases due to environmental change and disease.

VIDEO: Queen's wedding cake for sale

A slice of the Queen and Prince Philip's wedding cake is to be auctioned, nearly 68 years after the couple got married.

VIDEO: Working in an iron ore mine

Australia's iron ore industry is facing a slump after decades of success fuelled by demand from China.

VIDEO: Female bikers on the rise

The number of women taking to the road on motorcycles in the US is on the rise, up 30% over the past decade. Meet the members of one female-only bike club in New York

Zen approach to Himalayan warming

The Buddhist country of Bhutan has won plaudits for its approach to tackling climate change, says Matt McGrath.

Five ways Trump has changed the 2016 race

Business tycoon Donald Trump's presidential campaign has already made a lasting impact on the Republican Party - and he's not done yet.

Why IS militants destroy ancient sites

The destruction of temples in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra is part of a deliberate policy by so-called Islamic State to rid areas it controls of cultural and religious heritage, says Dr David Roberts of King's College, London.

Did many women use Ashley Madison?

Ashley Madison insists it has an active community of female users, but critics continue to suggest many profiles were fakes

NZ unveils flag contest final four

New Zealand unveils four finalists in the contest to design what could become the national flag, but it's fair to say not everyone has embraced them.

Poor sleep may make you prone to colds

People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, a novel human experiment finds.

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.

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.

Amazon Prime allows offline viewing

Members of Amazon's Prime service can now download films and TV episodes for offline viewing.

Android watches to work with iPhones

Google announces that Android Wear smartwatches will now be able to work with iPhones, but they will only offer limited functionality.

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.

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.

Climate event 'among strongest'

This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Seabirds 'blighted by plastic waste'

Unless something is done to stem the flow of waste to the oceans, virtually every seabird will be ingesting plastic debris by 2050, say scientists.

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone

A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed.

Wasp venom 'a weapon against cancer'

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.

Man Utd complete £36m Martial deal

Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.

Real 'did everything' to sign De Gea

Real Madrid say they did everything they could to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea after missing the deadline.

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe

An emotional arrival in Europe

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

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.

New insecticide method '100% effective'

A new method of applying insecticide to nets has proved 100% effective against certain resistant mosquitoes, an international study reports.

Trained monkeys and banned pigeons: China prepares for a parade

China is deploying trained monkeys, falcons and blanket TV coverage to try to ensure that Thursday's military parade takes place without a hitch.

Thai court acquits Phuket reporters

A court in the southern Thai island of Phuket acquits two journalists of defaming the navy in a 2013 article on human trafficking.

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.

Leading journalist jailed in Azerbaijan

Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is sentenced to seven and a half years in jail by a court in Azerbaijan for embezzlement and tax evasion.

Argentina 'Dirty War' baby found

Campaigners in Argentina find another child abducted from left-wing political prisoners during military rule between 1976 and 1983.

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.

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.

Police 'break up Lebanon occupation'

Reports from Lebanon say riot police are removing activists who had occupied the environment ministry in a protest triggered by rotting rubbish.

Thousands of Clinton emails released

Thousands of pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.

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.

Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015

News photos from 22-28 August

In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival

Children's day at the world famous carnival

From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey

Syrian migrant's perilous journey from Turkey to Sweden

The struggles of the world's hairiest family

What is it like to be the world's hairiest family?

When a slump hits a vast iron ore mine

Life in a vast iron ore mine hitting hard times

Tackling the deadliest day for Japanese teenagers

Tackling the deadliest day for Japan's teenagers

Did India village council really order rape of two sisters?

Did India villagers order rape of sisters?

The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures

Images then and now of much-loved but doomed Hotel Okura

The journalists sued by the Thai navy

The journalists being sued by the Thai navy

VIDEO: This teenager maps the Syrian war from his bedroom

The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his suburban bedroom