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Migrants arrive at Austria border
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:18:25 GMT

Migrants begin arriving at the Austrian border after being bussed from Hungary, with Vienna saying it is ready to let them travel on to Germany.

UK to accept 'thousands' more refugees
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:13:29 GMT

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibility" by giving sanctuary to "thousands" more Syrian refugees and providing 100m more in aid to the region.

'No abnormalities' with Shoreham jet
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:12:19 GMT

The jet involved in the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people died showed "no abnormal indications", an initial report finds.

Ministers to 'argue for Syria action'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:06:57 GMT

The government will start to make a case for UK military action in Syria next week, the BBC understands.

Girl shot by dad in 'act of revenge'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:58:54 GMT

The mother of Mary Shipstone, who was shot by her father in the village of Northiam, tells an inquest it was an "act of revenge".

7-day GP opening 'unachievable'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:02:06 GMT

The goal of seven-day GP opening is unachievable in this Parliament and risks destabilising services, the Royal College of Surgeons says.

Four admit role in Hatton Garden raid
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:25:33 GMT

Four men plead guilty to conspiracy to burgle in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit box raid at Easter.

Cancer fund cuts 23 treatments
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:19:03 GMT

The Cancer Drugs Fund in England has cut 23 treatments from the list of medicines it funds.

Gay couples wed in Kentucky county
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:33:49 GMT

Authorities in a county of the US state of Kentucky start issuing marriage licences to gay couples after a county clerk was jailed for refusing to do so.

Clinton 'regret' over private email
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:02:25 GMT

Hillary Clinton says she wishes she had made a "different choice" and not used a private email account while serving as US secretary of state.

Hugo Boss fined 1.2m over mirror death
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:51:47 GMT

Hugo Boss is fined more than 1m over the death of a four-year-old boy who was crushed by a free-standing mirror at one of its stores.

Faroe Islands 1-3 Northern Ireland
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:42:09 GMT

Northern Ireland are on the brink of qualifying for Euro 2016 after beating the Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn.

VIDEO: Migrants tear gassed, media held back
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:36:46 GMT

Police and migrants have clashed at a refugee camp at Roszke, Hungary, near the Serbian border.

VIDEO: Mother 'collapsed in tears' on migrant march
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:47:38 GMT

One migrant told the BBC's Matthew Price she was going to Germany to meet her husband. She had three children with her.

VIDEO: Syria burial for drowned Kurdi family
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:29:37 GMT

The bodies of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and members of his family have been buried in Kobane in Syria after being transported there from Turkey.

VIDEO: Corbyn criticises MPs' 'faux drama'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:10:52 GMT

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the conduct of MPs in the House of Commons.

VIDEO: Underwater treasures go on display
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:35:45 GMT

Rare ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered underwater are going on display in Paris for the first time.

VIDEO: Japan's moving castle - in 40 secs
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:18:28 GMT

Timelapse footage shows the start of project to move a 400-year-old castle tower in the north-eastern Japanese city of Hirosaki to a nearby site.

VIDEO: Watch: 91-shot table tennis rally
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:38:02 GMT

Watch this unbelievable table tennis rally between Adrien Mattenet and Par Gerell at the Czech Open.

VIDEO: Uber faces backlash in South Africa
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:20:19 GMT

Car hire app Uber has been the target of protests and legal action by taxi drivers around the world, but is now making inroads into Africa.

Britain's response to refugee crisis
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:35:14 GMT

The newspapers on Saturday debate whether Britain has "opened its arms to refugees" - or turned its back on measures designed to help them.

The war of words over 7-day GP services
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:40:45 GMT

How realistic is a 7-day GP service?

Jeremy Corbyn makes pitch to Essex
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:33:49 GMT

With a week to go until the result of the Labour leadership is announced, Jeremy Corbyn takes his campaign to non-traditional Labour territory.

Will Uber drivers turn on Uber?
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:34:46 GMT

A Californian judge has ruled Uber drivers can join a joint legal action against the transport company. But do they want to?

Political turmoil for Guatemala vote
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:36:24 GMT

Guatemalans vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday but there are fears many may choose to abstain because of their anger over high-level corruption.

Pope pops out to buy new glasses
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:24:21 GMT

Pope Francis draws crowds for an unusual reason - after slipping out of the Vatican to buy new glasses from a Rome optician.

Book-buying librarian wins praise
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:19:11 GMT

A librarian is praised for a "lovely" gesture in buying a customer a book with his own money.

Top seed Williams through after scare
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:14:03 GMT

Serena Williams recovers to beat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and keep her Grand Slam hopes alive at the US Open.

Rooney wants team glory over record
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:31:57 GMT

Wayne Rooney would prefer winning a major international trophy with England to breaking his nation's goal-scoring record.

Georgia 1-0 Scotland
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:13:45 GMT

Scotland's hopes of reaching the Euro 2016 finals take a blow as Georgia claim a first home win of the qualifying campaign.

Leeds Rhinos 18-32 St Helens
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:01:07 GMT

Luke Walsh inspires St Helens to a victory at Leeds Rhinos that reignites their Super League top-four hopes.

Phone scammers' tricks caught on tape
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:02:36 GMT

Three men who tricked their victim into handing over her 12,000 savings on the phone have been caught on tape, thanks to her son's premonition.

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:03:24 GMT

The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.

UKIP campaign to reach 'real people'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:51:45 GMT

UKIP's campaign for Britain to leave the EU will "get outside the confines of Westminster" and "reach real people", party leader Nigel Farage says.

Kendall warns of Tory 'wipeout' bid
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:46:47 GMT

The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.

Brain zaps 'may ease travel sickness'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:01:50 GMT

Using electricity to stimulate parts of the brain may ease the symptoms of motion sickness, scientists say.

Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:14:30 GMT

A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola.

Extra screen time 'hits GCSE grades'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:20:56 GMT

An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.

Controlling parents 'harm wellbeing'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:46:18 GMT

Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.

Arrest after drone disrupts US Open
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:41:54 GMT

A teacher in New York is arrested on charges of flying and crashing a drone into a row of empty seats during a tennis match at the US Open, police say.

Hacked Jeep USB update criticised
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:44:51 GMT

Security researchers criticise Fiat Chrysler for posting a USB stick with a software update on it to customers in the US.

'Snail's pace' row at climate talks
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:27:01 GMT

UN climate officials have reacted sharply to criticism that the talks to land a new global deal are going at a "snail's pace".

Gravity quest set to go into orbit
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:33:53 GMT

Lisa Pathfinder is a fundamental physics experiment that will test the technology needed to detect gravitational waves - what are sometimes referred to as ripples in the curvature of space-time.

Bieber has first UK number one track
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:39:34 GMT

Pop singer Justin Bieber scored his first UK number one single with What Do You Mean, his fastest-selling single in the UK to date.

Sotheby's to sell late owner's $500m art
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:58:26 GMT

Works by Modigliani, Picasso and Gainsborough, owned by the former owner of Sotheby's, are to be sold by the auction house later this year.

Caption Challenge: A gravy mess
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:56:25 GMT

It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

The village that is cut off from the UK
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:47:48 GMT

Some people do "digital detoxes", but there is one place in the UK that is getting rather annoyed at being cut off.

Week in pictures: 29 August - 4 September 2015
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:37:35 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

Africa in pictures: 28 August-3 September 2015
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:04:54 GMT

Photos from across Africa this week

The BBC DJ who 'brought down the USSR'
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:04:35 GMT

The DJ who fought the USSR with Bowie and the Beatles

The Blitz families who built a city underground
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:10:26 GMT

The families who built a city underground

The hurling heroes of Ireland
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:11:47 GMT

The bruising sport that's been played for over 2,000 years

The secret troops who tried to start a rebellion
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:07:42 GMT

The Pakistani troops who tried to start a rebellion

Dancing in dystopia: How Nineteen Eighty-Four became a ballet
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:13:41 GMT

How George Orwell's 1984 became a ballet?

'Standing out' as a disabled foreigner in Japan
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:14:40 GMT

Standing out as a disabled foreigner in Japan

Myanmar's diving scavengers
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:48:32 GMT

The dangerous scavenger trade on the Yangon River

10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:14:32 GMT

Gorillas have individual tastes in music

VIDEO: Paddington Bear and refugees... plus other trends of the week
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:15:04 GMT

Yes, it's Paddington - plus other internet trends this week

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