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The blind snapper capturing the Games

Fri, 2016-09-16 07:18
Joao Maia is a visually impaired photographer capturing the Paralympic Games.

'I don't want to die'

Fri, 2016-09-16 07:16
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.

From the battlefield to the Paralympics

Fri, 2016-09-16 07:01
Some of those competing in the Paralympic Games in Rio have come to sport after suffering in armed conflicts, as Julia Carneiro explains.

Syria war: Russia 'could resume strikes' on rebel groups

Fri, 2016-09-16 06:52
Russia warns it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups in Syria unless the US does more to distance them from extremists.

Flash flooding

Fri, 2016-09-16 06:42
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.

Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad becomes UN goodwill ambassador

Fri, 2016-09-16 05:56
A young Yazidi woman who survived trafficking and gang-rape by so-called Islamic State militants is to be appointed a UN ambassador.

Myanmar soldiers jailed for village murders in rare case

Fri, 2016-09-16 05:51
A military court in Myanmar jails seven soldiers for five years after they confessed to killing five villagers from an ethnic minority.

Going mainstream

Fri, 2016-09-16 04:58
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.

Pape Souare: Crystal Palace defender could be out for six months

Fri, 2016-09-16 04:41
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.

US election: Trump campaign acknowledges Obama was born in US

Fri, 2016-09-16 04:25
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign acknowledges for the first time that he believes that President Obama was born in the US.

New Syrian ceasefire plan 'test for everyone' says Russia

Fri, 2016-09-16 04:06
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: 'Australia's happiest prime minister'

Fri, 2016-09-16 03:22
Malcolm Turnbull says he may not be the best Australian prime minister but he's the happiest, as he marks one year in office.

Van Gogh: Painter 'suffered psychosis' in final 18 months

Fri, 2016-09-16 00:47
Experts in Amsterdam say that troubled Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh suffered a form of repeated psychosis in his final 18 months.

Manatees rescued from golf course

Fri, 2016-09-16 00:04
Six manatees had to be rescued from a golf course in Florida after they became trapped in flood waters.

Jeremy Bowen: Children suffer horrors of Syria's war

Thu, 2016-09-15 23:26
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.

Bratislava EU meeting: Bloc needs 'sober look at problems' says Tusk

Thu, 2016-09-15 22:48
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.