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Trump denies 'insensitive' remarks to soldier's widow
The US president says he has proof he did not make insensitive remarks to a dead soldier's wife.
Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'
The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".
Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US
Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run.
Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms
The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.
Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa
Aid groups warn of a growing humanitarian crisis after IS is driven out of the city.
Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53
The Canadian band's singer passes away at the age of 53 after a battle with terminal cancer.
Iraq takes disputed areas as Kurds 'withdraw to 2014 lines'
Iraq's military says it has completed an operation to retake disputed Kurdish-held areas.
Trump's latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge
Another court says the policy "resembles President Trump's earlier description of the Muslim ban".
Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, UNHCR says
The UN's refugee agency says the nation "cannot walk away" from people it has held in detention.
Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei denounces Trump's ‘rants and whoppers’
The supreme leader attacks the US president for threatening to abandon a nuclear deal.
Portugal fires: Minister resigns as government faces challenge
The country's interior minister resigns after dozens died in the second major fire this year.
India Diwali: Delhi acts against pollution menace
India's capital enacts curbs to combat hazardous smog, as air pollution hits "severe" levels.
Inside Raqqa after IS pushed out
The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria.
No, Islamic State group has not been defeated
US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon.
What's it like to live in North Korea?
Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.
JJ Abrams: 'Harvey Weinstein can't be a lone operator'
The Star Wars director says he knew producer Harvey Weinstein was a bully
Bull escapes New York slaughterhouse
It ran around a Brooklyn park before being caught by police.
Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl
A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested.
China congress: The Communist slogans praising Xi Jinping
Ahead of China's party congress, Beijing is plastered with posters praising leader Xi Jinping.
Carrie Fisher gave a cow tongue to predatory producer
The Star Wars actress gave a cow tongue in a Tiffany box to teach the Hollywood producer a lesson.
French aviators credited with transatlantic flight
New Paris street signs say Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli did fly across the Atlantic in 1927.
New Zealand town funds its own petrol station
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.
Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.
The global and personal responses to the anti-sexual harassment campaign.
Why is Africa's most populous country struggling to educate its children?
Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €700 a month.
The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.
Somali bomb victims
A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.
War and peace
A former India soldier returns to Sri Lanka 30 years after a peacekeeping mission ended in war.
The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.
IS: The full story
IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.
Age of the Wunderkind
Austria's Sebastian Kurz is just 31 - but he is not the first "Wunderkind" in modern politics.