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Egypt jails al-Jazeera journalists

3 hours 43 min ago
Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of "spreading false news" are sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo.

VIDEO: UN: Do 'much more' to help migrants

4 hours 28 min ago
The UN secretary general says "much more is required" to prevent the deaths of refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe after hundreds were reported dead in a few days.

Paris talks focus on train security

5 hours 13 min ago
Calls for increased security on the railways are to be discussed at talks in Paris, following last week's foiled attack on a high-speed train.

GB teams through to relay finals

5 hours 29 min ago
Great Britain's relay teams ease through to the World Championship finals on the penultimate morning of competition in Beijing.

VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika batters Dominica

6 hours 15 min ago
At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.

VIDEO: Shoreham air crash memorial to be held

6 hours 31 min ago
Memorial services are going to take place in memory of the 11 people who died in the Shoreham air crash.

Spieth misses cut and loses top spot

7 hours 17 min ago
Jordan Spieth loses his world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after missing the cut at The Barclays in New Jersey.

Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica

7 hours 44 min ago
Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.

Mum and children feared Syria-bound

7 hours 55 min ago
A woman and her four children, who have missing since Tuesday, could be travelling to Syria, police have said.

Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

8 hours 5 min ago
Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

VIDEO: Lava flows from volcano in Hawaii

Fri, 2015-08-28 23:48
A thick stream of lava has erupted from a newly formed opening on a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

Cancellations as rail strike begins

Fri, 2015-08-28 22:56
A number of rail services are cancelled as First Great Western staff begin a three-day walkout.

VIDEO: How the BBC covered Hurricane Katrina

Fri, 2015-08-28 22:43
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina damaged much of New Orleans after high winds, heavy rains and floods from levees. Here's some of how the BBC reported from the city.

Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins

Fri, 2015-08-28 21:52
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

VIDEO: Life on Mars year-long simulation

Fri, 2015-08-28 21:27
A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Limit Chilcot legal advice cash - MP

Fri, 2015-08-28 21:22
The government should limit the amount of money spent on legal advice for politicians, officials and military figures as part of the Chilcot inquiry, a Tory MP says.

Disabled push for a better life in Iran

Fri, 2015-08-28 20:09
Disabled people face big barriers to integration in Iranian society, says Camelia Sadeghzadeh - but things are starting to improve.

David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry

Fri, 2015-08-28 20:06
The Edinburgh TV Festival agenda is dominated by the future of the BBC and the health of the British industry.

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world

Fri, 2015-08-28 19:55
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win

VIDEO: Ashley Madison: Founder steps down

Fri, 2015-08-28 19:48
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.