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UN warning over EU migrant deaths
The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.
Funding call over veterans' care costs
Ministers must provide more funding to protect injured war veterans from spending compensation on social care costs, local authority leaders say.
Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
Shoreham crash marked one week on
A series of memorial events is to take place later to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.
Limit Chilcot legal advice cash - MP
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.
HSBC clears '99%' of delayed payments
HSBC says it has processed "99%" of payments affected by an IT glitch, with the remainder due to be completed overnight.
Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief'
News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.
Satellite image of IS destruction
A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
Former Tory rebel Teresa Gorman dies
Teresa Gorman, a leading Conservative rebel over the Maastricht Treaty in the 1990s, dies aged 83.
Cooper 'leads Corbyn' in focus groups
Former Labour voters prefer Yvette Cooper to fellow party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn, a joint Newsnight/Ipsos Mori focus group suggests.
Ex-Sainsbury's boss slams Living Wage
Justin King, the former chief executive of Sainsbury's, says the National Living Wage will "destroy jobs".
Drinking water 'no hangover cure'
Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.
VIDEO: Life on Mars year-long simulation
A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.
VIDEO: Katrina photographer returns to city
Photojournalist Mario Tama returns to New Orleans to find out what has changed in the city since Hurricane Katrina.
VIDEO: How the BBC covered Hurricane Katrina
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.
VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea
South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
VIDEO: Iceland's spectacular Northern Lights
Footage of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, filmed over Iceland on Thursday - courtesy of Gardar Olafsson
VIDEO: Ashley Madison: Founder steps down
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.
VIDEO: Marathon man in world record hope
A window cleaner from Staffordshire hopes to have broken a Guinness World Record after running 53 marathons in 53 days.
VIDEO: Being a goth 'not all dark and gloomy'
Stacey Elder, a self-identifying goth who has dealt with depression, says it is "not all dark and gloomy".
Migration - in Europe and the UK
Migration is once again front-page news, although papers take very different approaches to the topic.
David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry
The Edinburgh TV Festival agenda is dominated by the future of the BBC and the health of the British industry.
Disabled push for a better life in Iran
Disabled people face big barriers to integration in Iranian society, says Camelia Sadeghzadeh - but things are starting to improve.
Analysis: Sizing up the Lords
The House of Lords is under the spotlight, with David Cameron set to create up to 40 new peers amid renewed calls for reform.
VIDEO: How safe is it to eat burgers rare?
The Food Standards Agency is proposing new guidelines that would allow for restaurants to serve burgers rare.
Pink Floyd pig withdrawn from sale
Pink Floyd's iconic inflatable pig "Algie" - which has been languishing in a Suffolk workshop for years - is withdrawn from auction.
Cricket star found asleep in car
A Nottinghamshire man speaks of his surprise at finding an ex-international cricketer asleep in his car.
England beat Spain to reach final
England reach the final of the EuroHockey Championships following a 2-1 victory over Spain at the Olympic Park.
Carneiro incident on Fifa agenda
Fifa will discuss Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's treatment of team doctor Eva Carneiro in Zurich next month.
Australia win to regain the Ashes
Australia regain the Women's Ashes after England collapse to 87 all out to lose the second Twenty20 international by 20 runs.
100 not out: Jose's home comforts
Jose Mourinho takes charge of his 100th Chelsea home league game on Saturday, but how does his record compare with other top managers?
Ashley Madison founder steps down
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.
Property sales 'down 15%' but prices up
The number of homes being sold in England and Wales has fallen significantly, according to figures from the Land Registry.
Smaller Lords call amid 'cronyism' row
Conservative peer Lord Norton and crossbench peer Lady Deech call for the House of Lords to be made smaller and more efficient.
Badger cull extended into Dorset
The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.
Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's
Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.
Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab
A man with an immune system disorder has spread polio for nearly 30 years, despite having been vaccinated, British scientists have found.
Primary pupils' results edge upwards
The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.
Ghana universities 'targeted by IS'
Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
Instagram images no longer all square
Instagram is allowing its 300 million users to post landscape and portrait videos and pictures, as well as squares, for the first time.
Facebook hits billion users in a day
Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way
A rocket launches from Kazakhstan carrying the spacecraft needed by London-based Inmarsat to complete its new 1bn global telecommunications network.
Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina
A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.
Jess Glynne tops UK album chart
Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
Top Gear boss 'excited' about future
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.
Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland
The dark tale of Kullervo reveals that Tolkien's Middle Earth was inspired not only by England and Wales? but also by Finland.
How 'MacGyver' became a verb
It's made it to the Oxford Dictionaries.
Are these England's most beautiful pubs?
Bar beauty from the inter-war years - now listed
In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait
Previously unseen and rare photographs of the author
The family who never knew their father
The things I wished I knew about my father
How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?
The Hurricane Station
Through deadly winds, rain and floods - the New Orleans radio station that fought to keep listeners alive during Hurricane Katrina.
10 things we didn't know last week
Which country's astronauts drink recycled urine?
Why are London's gay bars disappearing?
Why are London's gay bars disappearing?
Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever?
Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... for ever?
Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015
Our selection of top images from the past seven days
Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win
Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic

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 World News
UN warning over EU migrant deaths
The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.
Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica
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.
Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
Malaysia braces for major protests
Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest in a number of cities, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.
Satellite image of IS destruction
A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
Two Virginia journalists 'shot in head'
The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.
US appoints 'first hostage envoy'
The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs "in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad".
Venezuela extends border closures
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extends border closures with Colombia and deploys more troops, in an ongoing bilateral row.
US man dies after petty theft arrest
A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.
Sanctions threat over S Sudan truce
The UN warns warring sides in South Sudan they face an arms embargo and sanctions if they do not honour a truce due to come into force on Saturday.
Vatican ex-envoy dies ahead of trial
Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, dies before he can be tried for child sex offences.
German sailor makes Rio bug claims
Germany's Erik Heil says he has contracted an infection after competing in waters which will host sailing at the Rio Olympics.
Radar image 'likely to be Nazi train'
A Polish official says ground-penetrating radar appears to confirm rumours of a Nazi train, believed to be carrying gold, buried near the city of Walbrzych.
Taiwan metro cards to show porn star
Taiwan's capital is to introduce a metro swipe-card featuring the Japanese porn actress Yui Hatano, despite controversy over the use of her image.
Bush marks Katrina in New Orleans
Former US President George Bush returns to New Orleans 10 years on since Hurricane Katrina, a crisis his administration was criticised for over its slow response.
US hazmat teams investigate deaths
Investigators are trying to determine what killed two people and sickened five others - including four police officers - at a Chicago home.
Brazil's economy enters recession
Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.
US blacklists Colombia 'Farc members'
The US imposes sanctions on four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group based in Switzerland, accusing them of drug trafficking.
Boko Haram fighters sentenced to death
Chad sentences 10 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death on terror charges, after a three-day trial in the capital N'Djamena.
Ghana universities 'targeted by IS'
Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
Anger at Australia visa check plan
Australian officials cancel plans to check visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown, amid protests and social media outrage.
Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff'
Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.
Libya searches for more bodies
Libyan workers continue to search for bodies at sea and on the shore after two migrant vessels capsized off Libya on Thursday, with 200 feared drowned.
Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet
The Turkish prime minister appoints two politicians from the pro-Kurdish HDP party to the country's power-sharing cabinet.
Iraq 'to open Baghdad Green Zone'
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders officials to open up to civilians the heavily fortified area of Baghdad known as the Green Zone.
3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts
Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.
Funding call over veterans' care costs
Ministers must provide more funding to protect injured war veterans from spending compensation on social care costs, local authority leaders say.
Shoreham crash marked one week on
A series of memorial events is to take place later to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.
Ashley Madison founder steps down
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.
Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%
Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.
Facebook hits billion users in a day
Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
Australia win to regain the Ashes
Australia regain the Women's Ashes after England collapse to 87 all out to lose the second Twenty20 international by 20 runs.
Carneiro incident on Fifa agenda
Fifa will discuss Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's treatment of team doctor Eva Carneiro in Zurich next month.
England beat Spain to reach final
England reach the final of the EuroHockey Championships following a 2-1 victory over Spain at the Olympic Park.
Jess Glynne tops UK album chart
Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
Top Gear boss 'excited' about future
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.
Chvrches singer speaks out on trolls
Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry hits out at misogynistic abuse from "cavemen", after being trolled online for wearing a short dress in a recent video.
VIDEO: Syrian refugees: Journey across Europe
Chris Buckler, Ed Thomas, and Tom Burridge report on the journeys made by Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe.
VIDEO: Katrina photographer returns to city
Photojournalist Mario Tama returns to New Orleans to find out what has changed in the city since Hurricane Katrina.
VIDEO: Image 'almost certainly Nazi train'
A Polish official says ground-penetrating radar images have left him "99% convinced" that a World War Two German military train is buried near the south-western city of Walbrzych.
VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika pounds Dominica
Rescuers are searching for missing people and survivors after tropical storm Erika hit the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.
VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea
South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
VIDEO: IndyCar stars in Golden Gate tribute
IndyCar stars pay tribute to UK's Justin Wilson who died in a crash at the weekend, by driving over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory
Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.
VIDEO: 'No ventilation' in migrant lorry
James Reynolds reports from the Austrian customs building where a lorry containing the bodies of 71 dead migrants was towed from where it was discovered abandoned near the Hungarian border.
How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?
Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win
Does Nigeria run better without a cabinet?
Does Nigeria run better without ministers?
Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015
Our selection of top images from the past seven days
10 things we didn't know last week
Which country's astronauts drink recycled urine?

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 Entertainment News
Jess Glynne tops UK album chart
Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
Top Gear boss 'excited' about future
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.
Tila Tequila thrown out of CBB
Glamour model Tila Tequila thrown out of Celebrity Big Brother over Nazi comments.
Strictly's star line-up completed
Former sprinter Iwan Thomas and Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher are the final two names announced for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
CPS considers new hacking prosecution
The Crown Prosecution Service is considering a file for a possible corporate prosecution over phone hacking at the now closed News of the World.
Chvrches singer speaks out on trolls
Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry hits out at misogynistic abuse from "cavemen", after being trolled online for wearing a short dress in a recent video.
Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff'
Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.
3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts
Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.
BBC One wins channel of the year
BBC One is named channel of the year at the Edinburgh Television Festival's annual awards, while drama Happy Valley is named best new programme.
New Justin Bieber song leaked online
The video for What Do You Mean? has been posted on a number of sites.
Blanchett to receive BFI Fellowship
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is to receive the BFI Fellowship for her contribution to film.
SoundCloud to be sued over royalties
Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) says it will pursue SoundCloud "through the courts" for unpaid royalties.
Reading and Leeds get under way... it's muddy
Mud, bands, mud, beers, mud, wellies, mud, mates, mud, tents, mud, cider, toilets and did we mention mud.
In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait
A look at some of the previously unseen and rare photographs of author Agatha Christie which are part of a new exhibition marking the 125th anniversary of her birth.
VIDEO: Fifty Shades dispute in 60 secs
Jennifer Pedroz, who helped publish the Fifty Shades series, could be set to receive millions of dollars.
VIDEO: Dancers partner JCB diggers in show
One of the most unusual dance acts in the country, involving dancers and JCB diggers, is performing at a family arts festival in Kent.
VIDEO: Billy Connolly artwork going on show
An exhibition at the People's Palace in Glasgow shows another side to comedian Billy Connolly - as an artist.
VIDEO: TV drama Howards' Way marks 30 years
The 30th anniversary of the start of Howards' Way, which was filmed on the south coast, is remembered.
VIDEO: Pratchett fans: Final book 'devastating'
Sir Terry Pratchett fans react to the release of the authors final novel, almost six months after his death.
VIDEO: Inside the world of pirate radio
Pirate radio is still going strong despite the rise of internet radio, as Dan Freedman reports for Newsnight.
VIDEO: X Factor reboot gets new faces
The X Factor returns to ITV this Saturday and the BBC takes a look at the rebooted show with its new line up of presenters and judging panel.
VIDEO: Virginia shooting a 'snuff film'
Is it right to show graphic Virginia shooting footage? Author Michael Wolff and LiveLeak co-founder Hayden Hewitt debate on Newsnight.
David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry
Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry
Did you catch it? Images from Edinburgh's festivals
Images from this year's Edinburgh festivals
Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic
45 Years hurdles the age barrier
45 Years hurdles the age barrier
Foals 'chomping at the bit' for return
Foals making music that makes you want to 'smash the room up'
Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland
How Hobbit author JRR Tolkien got hooked on Finland
How to be a video games designer
How to get your child into the video games industry

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