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Migrants refuse to leave Hungary train
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:56:21 GMT - Scuffles break out west of Budapest as police try to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp, while European leaders wrangle over the growing refugee crisis.
Syrian boy's father tells of drowning
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:42:09 GMT - The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the family's fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.
Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:42:03 GMT - French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:46:53 GMT - A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
Dutch serviceman 'may have joined IS'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:34:18 GMT - A 26-year-old air force sergeant is suspected of being the first serving member of the Dutch armed forces to have joined IS in Syria.
China parade marks victory over Japan
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:04:13 GMT - China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military on an unprecedented scale.
Farmers stage Paris tractor protest
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:39:05 GMT - Hundreds of French farmers and more than 1,300 tractors converge on central Paris in the latest protest by French farmers over collapsing incomes.
Egypt jails belly dancers for videos
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:51:35 GMT - A court in Egypt sentences two belly dancers to six months each in jail for inciting debauchery over their scantily-clad performances in videos.
UK reporters freed from Turkish jail
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:34:57 GMT - Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
Congo's 'Terminator': I'm not a killer
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:16:56 GMT - Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda tells the International Criminal Court he is a soldier, not an "infamous killer".
Popular web baby cams 'lack security'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:33:11 GMT - Several popular web-connected baby-monitoring cameras lack basic security, researchers have warned.
Taylor Swift director defends video
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:24:39 GMT - The director of Taylor Swift's new video defends it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.
VIDEO: 'The most beautiful children in the world'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:51:26 GMT - The father of two young boys who died while trying to cross from Syria into Turkey speaks about his loss.
VIDEO: Scuffles as migrants reject Hungary camp
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:19:54 GMT - Scuffles have broken out west of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after police tried to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp.
VIDEO: Behind the scenes at China WW2 parade
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:34:14 GMT - China has held a massive parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two.
VIDEO: Boy 'humiliated' over naked selfie
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:09:43 GMT - A teenager who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has been added to a police database for making and distributing indecent images.
VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:37 GMT - The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
VIDEO: Rise and fall of the Black Panthers
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:13 GMT - A new film chronicles the rise and fall of the Black Panthers, the US radical political organisation which marks its 50th anniversary in 2016.
VIDEO: Hungary lets migrants into rail station
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:21:22 GMT - Hungarian police have opened the international railway station in Budapest to migrants who have been camped outside since Tuesday.
VIDEO: Migrant crisis 'is a German problem'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:31:35 GMT - Europe migrant crisis: Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban says the crisis is "not a European problem, it is a German problem"
Migrants crisis: Hungary PM lays bare EU East-West split
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:02:20 GMT - Political and cultural divisions that have emerged during this crisis were vividly exposed in Brussels on Thursday, the BBC's Chris Morris reports.
When good news is bad news
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:56:31 GMT - Newsnight's Duncan Weldon looks at how good news for the US economy might be bad news for the global recovery.
How can EU resolve migrant crisis?
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:58:20 GMT - The migration crisis has exposed failings in the EU asylum system - so what can be done about it? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines the key issues.
Why Disney's spending a day unboxing toys
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:54:21 GMT - Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon - and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular?
Three sisters give birth on same day
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:40:21 GMT - Three Irish sisters all give birth on the same day, in the same hospital, while a fourth sister who is also pregnant was days overdue.
Chris the sheep 'sets new record'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:47:33 GMT - An overgrown sheep dubbed Chris, found wandering near Australia's capital, sets an unofficial world record for the heaviest fleece.
ECB cuts growth and inflation outlook
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:19:25 GMT - The European Central Bank cuts its forecasts for growth and inflation in the eurozone for 2015 and the next two years.
China 'poses threat to global growth'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:35:58 GMT - Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
'Deceptive' ads aided Xbox One push
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:20:21 GMT - The Machinima game network paid YouTubers to endorse the Xbox One as part of a "deceptive" ad campaign, says the US Federal Trade Commission.
Match.com hit by malicious adverts
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:49:17 GMT - Malicious adverts are found on the UK version of the Match.com dating website.
DreamWorks 'to split from Disney'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:31:19 GMT - Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.
Sony defends American football film
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:20:19 GMT - Sony hits back at reports it downplayed elements of forthcoming Will Smith film Concussion to appease the National Football League (NFL).
Earth's trees number 'three trillion'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:31:40 GMT - A new report says there are three trillion trees on Earth, eight times as many as the previous best estimate.
Emissions 'far above' 2C target
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:29:03 GMT - Researchers say that global efforts to cut carbon are far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change.
Alcohol price plans face further delay
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:35:45 GMT - Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
Children paralysed in polio outbreak
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:40:53 GMT - Two children have been paralysed in the first outbreak of polio in Europe for five years, the World Health Organization says.
Judge overturns Tom Brady suspension
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:50:11 GMT - A US judge has overturned a four-game suspension against National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, calling the league's disciplinary process "fundamentally unfair".
Drivers open to closed cockpits
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:33:17 GMT - After a series of fatal incidents Formula 1 drivers have admitted they are open to the idea of closed cockpits.
Why has Google changed its typeface?
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:29:24 GMT - Google has altered its typeface. Cue much discussion about what subtle message the company is trying to convey.
The struggles of the world's hairiest family
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:13:45 GMT - 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.
Twin blasts kill 19 in Cameroon
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:54:33 GMT - At least 19 people are killed in two bomb attacks in the far north of Cameroon, where Nigeria's Boko Haram militants are active, officials say.
SA tops Africa millionaires list
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:48:14 GMT - South Africa is named as the country with the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, with Johannesburg at the top.
Mel Gibson will not face charges
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:37:22 GMT - Hollywood actor Mel Gibson will not be charged over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a female photographer in Australia.
Heavily laden boat sinks off Malaysia
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:04:23 GMT - Malaysian authorities say a boat carrying at least 70 suspected Indonesian migrants has capsized off the country's west coast.
Nato's Europe command units launched
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:39:36 GMT - Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.
Bayern plan refugees 'training camp'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:10:31 GMT - Football giants Bayern Munich are to set up a 'training camp' to help refugees coming into Germany.
Guatemala president appears in court
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:31:38 GMT - Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina appears in court amid a corruption scandal which saw him stripped of his immunity and an arrest warrant issued.
Tension at Brazil indigenous killing
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:18:14 GMT - The Brazilian justice minister condemns the killing of an indigenous leader, shot during a land protest in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul.
World 'failing Syrian refugees'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:04:45 GMT - A UN inquiry into the conflict in Syria criticises the "global failure" to protect the country's refugees, saying it has fuelled Europe's migrant crisis.
Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:35:58 GMT - The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more than 13 million children of an education.
Trump 'not to run as independent'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:36:22 GMT - US presidential hopeful Donald Trump agrees not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential elections.
Canada denied Syrian boy asylum
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:29:51 GMT - A relative of the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was found washed up on a beach in Turkey says his family had been denied asylum in Canada in June.
In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:34:53 GMT - Migrants ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos
The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:18:25 GMT - Tokyo's grand hotel prepares for redevelopment
Witnessing Japan's surrender in China
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:42:15 GMT - My great-uncle's part in Japan's surrender to war-ravaged China
Hodei: The man who vanished
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:21 GMT - A man goes to work abroad - and vanishes after six months
US state executing killers faster than any other
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:39:24 GMT - The US state executing more killers than any other
Crime clan continues to intrigue Argentina
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:15:28 GMT - Puccio crime family still shocks Argentina
Should flamethrowers be sold in the US?
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:24:49 GMT - Anger as US firm markets "cool tool" flamethrower
VIDEO: The model who's bringing a rare skin condition into the open
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:51:20 GMT - The model who's bringing a rare condition into the open

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