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- Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'
- Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.
- US bank in record $16.7bn settlement
- Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
- US Ebola patients out of hospital
- One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
- Indonesia court upholds Widodo win
- Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.
- Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
- A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.
- Boko Haram 'control police academy'
- Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.
- Ferguson 'calm' after Holder visit
- Tensions in the Missouri town where a black teenager was killed by police on 9 August eased after a visit by the US attorney general, police say.
- Norway killer's father 'feels guilt'
- The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book.
- Israel kills top Hamas commanders
- An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
- Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy
- The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.
- Russia widens McDonald's food probe
- Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
- VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade
- Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.
- VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?
- Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.
- VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?
- Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: 'Our friend has given us a son'
- BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.
- VIDEO: Man, 111, named world's oldest
- The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.
- VIDEO: India's user-generated advertising
- A new advertising trend has sprung up in India recently, with brands encouraging customers not just to buy products - but be involved in promotional campaigns too.
- VIDEO: Cycling cities: Delhi and Amsterdam
- The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Amsterdam and Delhi.
- Australian is oldest Channel swimmer
- A 70-tear-old Australian man has set the record for the world's oldest person to swim the English Channel.
- VIDEO: Police take wrong-way driver head on
- Two traffic officers have been praised for their bravery after stopping a wrong-way driver on the M6 toll.
- Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid
- Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- Social network cannot stop IS posts
- The creators of a social network being used by Islamic State militants have admitted they cannot prevent the spread of extremist material.
- Aircraft to have 'human-like skin'
- A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a "skin" of sensors, allowing it to feel in a similar way to humans.
- Cast of South African soap sacked
- The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.
- BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'
- The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.
- Curiosity drill test cut short
- Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
- Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet
- Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.
- Botox may have cancer fighting role
- Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.
- Thousands 'eligible for Ebola drugs'
- Around 30,000 people could have been eligible for drugs in the current Ebola outbreak - if they had been available, a report in Nature suggests.
- Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee
- Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
- Verstappen move is a risk - drivers
- Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.
- The island that kids learn to leave
- As hundreds of thousands of people leave Ireland to look for work, rural communities - such as those on Achill Island - are struggling to survive.
- VIDEO: Partition of India: My memories
- In 1947, India split from Pakistan forcing millions of people to leave their homes in search of safety.
- South Africa issues Ebola travel ban
- South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country.
- Thailand coup general named as PM
- Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.
- Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect
- Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
- Guatemalan top general dies in crash
- The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
- Iran MPs dismiss science minister
- Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
- Macy's settles racial profiling cases
- One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.
- GCSE grades rise, but fall in English
- Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system
- No sex charges for undercover police
- Undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sex offence charges but could face misconduct proceedings.
- Comedian read paper while driving
- Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.
- Number of same-sex weddings revealed
- More than 1,400 same-sex marriages have taken place since the new law was introduced three months ago, official figures show.
- Day in pictures: 14 August 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 14 August
- In pictures: Lauren Bacall
- Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall
- In pictures: The Maliki years
- Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
- In pictures: Robin Williams
- Career of actor and comedian in pictures
- Day in pictures: 13 August 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 13 August
- In pictures: Framing Hope
- A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein
- In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis
- Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants
- Day in pictures: 12 August 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 12 August
- Is anti-Semitism rising?
- Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
- Trigger decision: when police shoot
- What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?
- Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
- Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
- Day in pictures: 21 August 2014
- A selection of images from around the world
- Europe: All change on Iraq
- Europe's leaders harden stance on Iraq
- Why India loves to ban films
- Why India just loves to ban films
- Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign
- Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate
- The economic impact of Ebola
- Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
- Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs
- Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident about the future
- Saying no to graphic images of Foley
- The Twitter users saying no to graphic images of James Foley
- VIDEO: Korean plot to dominate global culture
- South Korea's plot to take over the world through pop music
- Did inaction over Syria foment regional chaos?
- Did inaction over Syria foment deeper regional crisis?
- Marina Silva becomes formidable opponent in Brazil poll
- Marina Silva set to revive interest in Brazil's presidential campaign
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