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Belgian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg takes pole position from Max Verstappen

1 hour 4 min ago
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, which team-mate Lewis Hamilton will start from the back.

China school pollution reports 'wrong' - investigation

1 hour 5 min ago
Investigators in China say they have found no evidence that pollution caused hundreds of school pupils to become sick, as suggested in dramatic TV reports earlier this year.

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon to be released on bail

1 hour 26 min ago
Irishman Kevin Mallon, who was arrested in Brazil over alleged illegal ticket sales at Rio 2016, is to be released on bail.

John Cleese 'in talks' over BBC sitcom return

3 hours 8 min ago
British actor John Cleese is reported to be in talks to return to the BBC for a sitcom which has been written specifically for him.

James Anderson & Stuart Broad to miss remainder of domestic season

3 hours 10 min ago
James Anderson and Stuart Broad will miss the rest of the domestic season as they recover from injuries before the winter Tests.

Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

3 hours 41 min ago
Seven-day search ends when giant SOS sign is seen by helicopter on beach of uninhabited island.

Why is Darayya important?

4 hours 10 min ago
The evacuation of rebels from the town of Darayya holds strategic and symbolic significance for the Syrian conflict.

Probe set for science pass of Jupiter

4 hours 29 min ago
The US space agency’s Juno probe is about to make its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

Belgian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty rises to 55 places

4 hours 30 min ago
Lewis Hamilton's grid penalty for using too many engine parts rises to 55 places at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand beat Australia 29-9 in Rugby Championship

4 hours 36 min ago
World champions New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup with a 29-9 victory against Australia in Wellington.

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

5 hours 1 min ago
Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".

Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

6 hours 14 min ago
Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday's earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors.

Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

7 hours 1 min ago
Bangladesh security forces storm a hideout killing several militants including the suspected planner of a deadly cafe attack, police say.

China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

9 hours 39 min ago
China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.

North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

10 hours 2 min ago
The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use toilets that match their gender identity, a judge rules.

Aleppo residents communicate with family

10 hours 27 min ago
In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging.

'British' boy in Islamic State group execution video

Fri, 2016-08-26 23:40
The Islamic State group in Syria releases a video featuring five boys, including one the militants identify as British, carrying out the killing of prisoners.

World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

Fri, 2016-08-26 20:09
US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.

How is Halal changing the British high street?

Fri, 2016-08-26 20:04
London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.

Paul McCartney demo given to Cilla Black goes up for auction

Fri, 2016-08-26 19:57
A long-lost demo disc recorded by Paul McCartney that was given to Cilla Black is estimated to fetch £15,000 at auction later.