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A proposed partial ban on the burka in Germany is an unashamed ploy for votes, writes the BBC's Berlin correspondent.
Usain Bolt ends his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and ninth gold as Jamaica win the 4x100m relay final.
This week, the US Department of Justice announced it will phase out its use of private prisons. A look at what the announcement means - and what it doesn't.
The United States are aiming to win the men's Olympic basketball title for the 15th time after beating Spain 82-76 to reach the final.
Instead of fretting about hair loss and diminished virility, should mid-life be re-evaluated as a time to try new experiences and re-invent oneself?
New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before match against Australia
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a direct appeal to African-American voters, asking "What do you have to lose?"
The BBC's Pakistan Correspondent asks why some object to seeing women in burkinis on the beach.
GB women win a dramatic hockey final and veteran show jumper Nick Skelton takes gold on day 14 of the Rio Olympics, with Usain Bolt & Lutalo Muhammad in action later.
Life for Chigusa Imada turned upside down when she left Japan and fell in love with Rio.
Here's what five athletes do to help keep the electricity on.
How the Rio 2016 Olympics have revealed a more personal side to China's athletes.
Police officers in the US arrest a fugitive after seeing through his elaborate disguise as an elderly man.
Germany win women's Olympic football gold for the first time with a 2-1 win over Sweden in the final in Rio.
Great Britain's women win a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout.
Firefighters in Nicaragua try to bring under control a huge fire at the country's only oil refinery.
Six of the trains cars fell into the water, but it was carrying chlorate, oil and sodium hydroxide and nobody was hurt.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice on his home debut as Manchester United record a comfortable Premier League win over Southampton.
Anthropologists say it is the oldest textile known to mankind, and now local designers in Uganda are giving cloth made out of bark a new lease of life.
US fighter planes sent to Kurdish-controlled city to protect US special forces from Syrian government bombardments, Pentagon says.