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Joao Maia is a visually impaired photographer capturing the Paralympic Games.
A video showing a dog in an animal shelter going through an array of emotions after finding out he has been adopted has hit a nerve in China.
Some of those competing in the Paralympic Games in Rio have come to sport after suffering in armed conflicts, as Julia Carneiro explains.
Russia warns it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups in Syria unless the US does more to distance them from extremists.
Thunderstorms and flash flooding have caused travel chaos in parts of England, as commuters have been warned by the Met Office of worse to come. The stormy conditions brought an abrupt end to the heatwave, which saw the hottest day of the year recorded on Tuesday.
A young Yazidi woman who survived trafficking and gang-rape by so-called Islamic State militants is to be appointed a UN ambassador.
A military court in Myanmar jails seven soldiers for five years after they confessed to killing five villagers from an ethnic minority.
A collection presented at New York Fashion Week is thought to be the first time every model walked the event's runway wearing a hijab.
Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare will be out for up to six months after breaking his thighbone in a car crash, says manager Alan Pardew.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign acknowledges for the first time that he believes that President Obama was born in the US.
Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke to the BBC about the ceasefire plan for Syria, drawn up by Russia and the US earlier this week.
Malcolm Turnbull says he may not be the best Australian prime minister but he's the happiest, as he marks one year in office.
Experts in Amsterdam say that troubled Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh suffered a form of repeated psychosis in his final 18 months.
Six manatees had to be rescued from a golf course in Florida after they became trapped in flood waters.
How can you even imagine Syria's 400,000 dead? For Jeremy Bowen, the stories of two children in Aleppo brought home the waste of war.
European Council President Donald Tusk calls on EU leaders to take a "brutally honest" look at the bloc's problems as they meet in Bratislava.