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Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

Fri, 2015-08-21 11:14
The week's best reads

Meat-free school meal plea in France

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:42
A French MP is campaigning to introduce vegetarian school meals to help pupils whose religions prevent them eating pork.

Jail terms for HK editor attackers

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:42
Two men who were found guilty of attacking the former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper in February 2014 are sentenced to 19 years in jail.

Clooney gets CCTV camera go-ahead

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:37
George Clooney is given permission to install 18 CCTV cameras in the grounds of his manor house, despite initial objections from neighbours.

VIDEO: 'I gave lift to Bangkok bomb suspect'

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:57
The motorbike taxi driver who police believe gave a lift to the main suspect in the Bangkok bombing speaks to the BBC's Jonathan Head.

Ticket misery at new Banksy show

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:56
Thousands of people struggle to buy tickets online for a Banksy show in Weston-super-Mare - as hundreds queue to get in to a "locals only" day.

VIDEO: Bionic hand boy 'youngest in world'

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:38
A nine-year-old boy from Fife is the youngest person in the world to be fitted with a bionic hand.

EU free movement 'may be in danger'

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:31
Germany's interior minister says he cannot rule out suspending the Schengen Agreement allowing passport-free travel between most European states.

'We did not beat Man Utd to Pedro'

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:18
Manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea did not intend to "beat" Manchester United to the signing of £21m Pedro.

Congo warlord wants to study conflict

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:41
Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga wants to be released from prison early to study the causes of ethnic conflict, he tells the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Live forever with new social network

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:38
New site Eter9 promises digital immortality using a kind of artificial intelligence to scan your posts.

Mandela grandson on rape charge

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:22
One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in South Africa.

New fires burn at China blast site

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:20
Four new fires are burning at the site of massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin that killed at least 116 people, state media say.

IS destroys monastery in Syria town

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:10
Islamic State (IS) militants demolish a Christian monastery in al-Qaryatain town in Homs province, Syria.

Does it matter if Gatlin wins gold?

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:05
Some think he is a stain on athletics, others say it is time to forgive - could a Gatlin victory over Bolt create the wrong headlines?

VIDEO: Scars left by Yemen's civil war

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:03
Fighting continues in Yemen's bitter civil war and hospitals and aid agencies are struggling to help those desperately in need of treatment and supplies.

VIDEO: 'Real life' zombie game goes viral

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:57
People logging on to messaging services Chat Roulette, Omegle and Skype got a surprise at the weekend when confronted with a "real life" zombie computer game to play live.

VIDEO: N Korea troops 'on highest alert'

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:47
As North and South Korea exchange artillery fire the North issues a deadline for the South to remove their "propaganda" loudspeakers from the border.

Turkey to vote in November snap poll

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:37
Turkey to hold snap elections, expected 1 November, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Google ordered to delete links

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:26
Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the "right to be forgotten".

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