Angry migrants are stranded outside a Budapest railway station for a second night, as the EU struggles to agree a common response to the refugee crisis.
Images emerge of a three-year-old Syrian boy, whom reports name as Aylan, who drowned when the migrant boat he was in capsized off Turkey.
China is to showcase its military wares in a parade in Tiananmen Square commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War Two.
French judges say they have dropped an investigation into claims that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned.
Five Chinese naval ships are spotted for the first time in the Bering Sea off the coast of the US state of Alaska, US defence officials say.
The American actor Dean Jones, best known for starring in Disney's The Love Bug, dies from Parkinson's disease at the age of 84.
What is said to be the most robust estimate yet finds there to be just over three trillion trees on Planet Earth.
French police arrest a man suspected of starting a fire that killed eight people, including two children, in northern Paris.
US President Barack Obama secures enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.
A US judge rules that six Baltimore police officers accused of causing the death of a man in their custody will stand trial separately.
Texas authorities say a new video shows that a man killed by police officers was holding what appears to be a knife when he was shot.
A legal attempt to block the South African team flying to the UK to play in the Rugby World Cup in a row over racial discrimination fails.
In the Hungarian capital, Budapest, scuffles have broken out between migrants and the authorities outside Keleti station.
The BBC's Jenny Hill speaks to a family from Syria who have travelled through five countries to flee the civil war there.
Who are Japan's mysterious Yakuza gangsters? BBC News explains, in 60 seconds.
China prepares to stage a huge military parade on 3 September to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia.
The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal apparently found it difficult to tear himself away from adoring fans as he arrived for the 72nd Venice Film Festival.
Remains found in the grounds of Durham University are 17th Century Scottish prisoners of war, experts say.
Denmark's first ever astronaut has begun his journey into space, heading for the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket.
The BBC's Celia Hatton in Beijing analyses the significance of China's military parade on Thursday.
Newsnight's Duncan Weldon considers what happens to inflation if globalisation itself slows down.
The story of India's 'most hounded' activist
As Japan restarts its nuclear power industry, four years after the Fukushima disaster, have we learned to make peace with the technology?
An autonomous starfish-killing robot will be ready for field trials on the Great Barrier Reef this month, researchers say.
Australia's national shearing champion is urgently called in after a heavily overgrown sheep is found wandering near the capital Canberra.
Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country and accused it of failing to prevent tax evasion.
New Jurassic World and Elves ranges help Lego post double-digit sales growth globally in the first half of the year.
Sony says its new smartphone is the first to have a 4K-resolution screen.
Motorola is to release two second-generation models of its Moto 360 smartwatch, one of which will contain a GPS chip.
The Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins says she has been living with a brain tumour for eight years.
Bill Turnbull announces he is leaving BBC Breakfast after nearly 15 years saying that was "more than enough for me and the audience"
Researchers say that global efforts to cut carbon are far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change.
This year's El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Two children have been paralysed in the first outbreak of polio in Europe for five years, the World Health Organization says.
A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed.
Manchester United keeper David De Gea is "focused" on playing after his Real Madrid move collapsed, says team-mate Juan Mata.
Serena Williams takes another step towards her first calendar Grand Slam, while Rafael Nadal also progresses at the US Open.
Google has altered its typeface. Cue much discussion about what subtle message the company is trying to convey.
Jesus Aceves was born with thick hair all over his face and body. About 30 members of his family also have hypertrichosis - making them the hairiest family in human history.
Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda pleads not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Durban will be the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games as it is confirmed as the venue for 2022.
Thai police say fingerprints found on seized bomb-making material match those of a man detained over the Bangkok shrine attack.
Pakistani prison officials miss a court deadline to explain how they would hang a disabled man on death row for a murder he says he did not commit.
Two people are reported killed in an ambush on a Ukrainian army vehicle near Luhansk, in the first major incident since a renewed truce began.
Eighteen Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Iraqi and Turkish officials say.
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is barred from leaving the country, hours after congress stripped him of his immunity from prosecution.
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.
A double suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Yemen's capital has killed at least 20 people, according to medical officials.
At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Syrian city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media report.
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues US toy company Hasbro for more than $5m over a toy hamster over a toy hamster that she says resembles her and shares her name..
US federal agents arrest more than 90 people and shut down 16 underground labs making illegal steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
Migrants ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos
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Puccio crime family still shocks Argentina
Anger as US firm markets "cool tool" flamethrower
New weapons and old armies to be put on display
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Japanese suggest new logos for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
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