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Ukraine troops abandon key airport
Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.
Ashya parents in extradition hearing
The parents of a five-year-old British boy who was taken from hospital against medical advice arrive at Spain's High Court for an extradition hearing.
Mexico probes mass fish death in lake
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.
Troops return Pakistan TV to air
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.
Poland commemorates WW2 invasion
Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.
Official heckled amid HK poll anger
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
Man held over New Zealand killings
Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office.
Cameron to set out anti-terror plans
Negotiations between Conservatives and Lib Dems are continuing ahead of the unveiling of a new plan to tackle the threat of Islamist extremists.
Seven dead in Paris flats explosion
A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.
Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup'
A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him.
Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
Naked photos of celebrities leaked
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride
A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.
VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.
VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
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VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.
VIDEO: Libya militia take US embassy pool
Armed militia have taken over the US compound in Tripoli and discovered the embassy pool, a month after American staff left for security reasons.
VIDEO: China rules out open Hong Kong poll
China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
Guardians is top US film of 2014
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.
Euro manufacturing at 13-month low
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
China factory growth misses forecast
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
BBC begins push to help kids code
The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows.
Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
Bush sets new album chart record
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
Original Jethro Tull bassist dies
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
Xenon and argon banned for athletes
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.
Antarctic waters 'rising faster'
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.
Test Ebola drug '100% effective'
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan
Manchester United agree to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Gallacher 'should be Ryder Cup pick'
Former European captain Bernard Gallacher says his nephew Stephen should be named as a Ryder Cup wild card in this month's event.
Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity
George Orwell was a literary mediocrity and his views on the importance of plain writing are plain wrong, argues writer Will Self.
Why I stopped wearing the headscarf
A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Islamic countries but recently I decided to take mine off. I am still Muslim - just not so visibly.
Kenya targets 'ghost workers'
Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
Japan and India hold security talks
Rare earths and a nuclear pact on the agenda as Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Japan's leader, on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.
Cuba introduces new customs limits
Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.
Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.
US senators urge arms for Ukraine
Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
Airport expansion 'critical' for UK
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
High-powered hairdryers under threat
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.
Firework blast killed technicians
A man and a woman killed in an explosion in Cumbria on Saturday were fireworks technicians preparing a wedding party display, the fire brigade says.
Shot TV host was to face grand jury
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.
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
News images from around the world: 28 August
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
News images from around the world: 27 August
Richard Attenborough career in pictures
British actor and director's illustrious career
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
News images from around the world: 26 August
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
In pictures: The Maliki years
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined
Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?
The girl with three biological parents
The girl who has three biological parents
Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?
Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force
Foreign fighters in east Ukraine
The Europeans who pitch up in Ukraine to join the fight
VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food
Living off the food other people throw away
Smile please, but hold your breath
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath
How do you break up an 'old lady'?
Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge
In pictures: India's coal miners
Photographer Arindam Mukherjee with the coal miners of eastern India
Hi-tech cars pose security risk
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers
Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions