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Political ploy

Fri, 2016-08-19 22:20
A proposed partial ban on the burka in Germany is an unashamed ploy for votes, writes the BBC's Berlin correspondent.

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:50
Usain Bolt ends his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and ninth gold as Jamaica win the 4x100m relay final.

Does US private prisons decision matter?

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:05
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.

Rio Olympics 2016: USA beat Spain to set up men's basketball final against Serbia

Fri, 2016-08-19 20:39
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.

Open-top trauma

Fri, 2016-08-19 20:08
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?

All Blacks hotel room in Sydney 'bugged'

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:54
New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before match against Australia

Donald Trump to black voters: 'What do you have to lose?'

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:32
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a direct appeal to African-American voters, asking "What do you have to lose?"

Costume drama

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:18
The BBC's Pakistan Correspondent asks why some object to seeing women in burkinis on the beach.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB's women's hockey and Nick Skelton take gold tally to 24

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:14
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.

Economist: I moved 11,000 miles for a hippy

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:13
Life for Chigusa Imada turned upside down when she left Japan and fell in love with Rio.

Rio 2016: How do Olympians pay the bills?

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:13
Here's what five athletes do to help keep the electricity on.

Opening up

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:10
How the Rio 2016 Olympics have revealed a more personal side to China's athletes.

Fugitive's 'old man' disguise fails to fool Massachusetts police

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:00
Police officers in the US arrest a fugitive after seeing through his elaborate disguise as an elderly man.

Rio Olympics 2016: Germany beat Sweden to win women's football gold

Fri, 2016-08-19 18:31
Germany win women's Olympic football gold for the first time with a 2-1 win over Sweden in the final in Rio.

Rio Olympics 2016: GB women win first hockey gold on penalties

Fri, 2016-08-19 17:58
Great Britain's women win a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Nicaragua struggles to control fire at sole refinery

Fri, 2016-08-19 17:41
Firefighters in Nicaragua try to bring under control a huge fire at the country's only oil refinery.

Train wrecked after bridge collapses in Chile

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:59
Six of the trains cars fell into the water, but it was carrying chlorate, oil and sodium hydroxide and nobody was hurt.

Manchester United 2-0 Southampton

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:53
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice on his home debut as Manchester United record a comfortable Premier League win over Southampton.

Would you wear clothes made from bark?

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:29
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.

Syrian war: US scrambles jets to Hassakeh

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:24
US fighter planes sent to Kurdish-controlled city to protect US special forces from Syrian government bombardments, Pentagon says.