New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary
Commemorations are taking place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.
US decries al-Jazeera jail sentences
The US says it is "deeply disappointed and concerned" at the three-year jail sentences handed down in Egypt to three al-Jazeera journalists.
Lebanese hold 'You Stink' rally
Thousands of protesters staged a rally in the Lebanese capital over the government's failure to tackle a rubbish disposal crisis.
Chad executes Boko Haram fighters
Chad executes 10 members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a day after they were found guilty of terror crimes.
Dresden rally in support of refugees
A mass rally in support of refugees passes off peacefully in the eastern German city of Dresden.
French hotel thieves posed as guests
French police arrest two men suspected of stealing safes from hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists.
Thai police make Bangkok blast arrest
Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
New Austria migrant vehicle found
Three children are in hospital after Austrian police stop a minivan carrying 26 migrants, days after 71 people are found dead in an abandoned lorry.
Europe 'to tighten train security'
European ministers agree to increase ID and baggage controls among other restrictions at railway stations, France's interior minister announces.
Turkish jets attack IS Syria targets
Turkish fighter jets attack Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time as part of the US-led coalition, the Turkish foreign ministry says.
French reporters 'blackmailed king'
Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.
Swazi crash kills reed-dance women
Nearly 40 girls and young women are reported to have been killed in a road crash in Swaziland while travelling to a famous traditional festival.
Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
Drinking water 'no hangover cure'
Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.
US journalists were 'shot in head'
The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.
US man dies after petty theft arrest
A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.
Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica
Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.
Bolt picks up 11th Worlds gold
Usain Bolt wins his 11th World Championship title with gold in the 4x100m relay in Beijing, but Great Britain fail to finish.
Nigeria warns of airport attack
Nigeria's intelligence agency warns of a possible attack on Abuja's airport after disrupting what it said was a Boko Haram spying network.
Sanctions threat over S Sudan truce
The UN warns warring sides in South Sudan they face an arms embargo and sanctions if they do not honour a truce due to come into force on Saturday.
Mass protest against Malaysia PM
Tens of thousands of Malaysians protest in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.
Anger at Australia visa check plan
Australian officials cancel plans to check visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown, amid protests and social media outrage.
Radar image 'likely to be Nazi train'
A Polish official says ground-penetrating radar appears to confirm rumours of a Nazi train, believed to be carrying gold, buried near the city of Walbrzych.
Vatican ex-envoy dies ahead of trial
Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, dies before he can be tried for child sex offences.
Iraq 'to open Baghdad Green Zone'
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders officials to open up to civilians the heavily fortified area of Baghdad known as the Green Zone.
3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts
Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.
Labour must come to its senses - Blair
Tony Blair tells Labour party members to come to their senses and reject the "Alice in Wonderland" politics of Jeremy Corbyn.
Farah wins historic 5,000m gold
Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.
Ashley Madison founder steps down
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.
Brazil's economy enters recession
Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.
Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%
Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.
Farah is GB's 'greatest sportsman'
Brendan Foster describes Mo Farah as Great Britain's "greatest sportsman" after achieving a distance 'triple-double'.
Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez makes a winning start at home with a 5-0 victory over Real Betis.
Vardy & Shelvey to get England call
Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey will be included in the England squad when it is announced on Sunday.
Jess Glynne tops UK album chart
Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
Top Gear boss 'excited' about future
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.
Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff'
Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.
VIDEO: Al-Jazeera journalists convicted
Judges in Egypt sentence three al-Jazeera journalists to three years in jail at a retrial.
VIDEO: Egypt verdict 'a dangerous message'
The conviction of three al-Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court "sends a dangerous message", lawyer Amal Clooney says.
VIDEO: Four in court over Austria migrant deaths
Four suspects appear in Hungary court over Austria migrant lorry deaths.
VIDEO: Protests held against Malaysian PM
Thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Kuala Lumpur, demanding the resignation of the Malaysian prime minister.
VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika batters Dominica
At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.
VIDEO: Image 'almost certainly Nazi train'
A Polish official says ground-penetrating radar images have left him "99% convinced" that a World War Two German military train is buried near the south-western city of Walbrzych.
VIDEO: How the BBC covered Hurricane Katrina
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina damaged much of New Orleans after high winds, heavy rains and floods from levees. Here's some of how the BBC reported from the city.
VIDEO: Lava flows from volcano in Hawaii
A thick stream of lava has erupted from a newly formed opening on a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
Egypt al-Jazeera verdict 'devastating'
Peter Greste reacts to the al-Jazeera sentences
How does Usain Bolt run so fast?
Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?
Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia
Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win
Does Nigeria run better without a cabinet?
Does Nigeria run better without ministers?
Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015
Our selection of top images from the past seven days