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BBC News - World

Missing Ashya King found in Spain

A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

Labs in race to find bionic solution for Type 1 Diabetes

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Social media trends of the week in 60 seconds

Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman

Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.

Why I stopped wearing the headscarf

Why I stopped wearing the headscarf

EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum

The EU gives Russia one week to reduce its military involvement in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".

Pakistan protesters in police clash

More than 250 are injured as police in Islamabad fire tear gas at protesters marching on the residence of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

Murray into US Open fourth round

Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.

'Slow progress' in Iraq Amerli push

The Iraqi army, Shia militias and Kurdish fighters are reported to be making slow progress in breaking the siege of the Amerli town in the north.

First openly gay NFL player dropped

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.

Key EU jobs go to Italy and Poland

EU puts Pole and Italian at helm in tough times

El Salvador gangs re-launch truce

Leaders of five of El Salvador's powerful gangs say they will stop attacking police and military in a bid to re-launch a gang truce agreed two years ago.

Everton 3-6 Chelsea

Diego Costa scores twice as Chelsea win a nine-goal thriller against Everton to keep up their 100% start to the season.

PM warns of terror threat to Europe

The terrorist threat posed by Islamist extremists is as much a concern for countries in mainland Europe as it is for the UK, David Cameron says.

Italian and Pole get top EU jobs

EU leaders appoint Italy's Federica Mogherini as EU foreign policy chief and Poland's Donald Tusk as European Council President.

India beat England to take 2-0 lead

India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series with two games left.

VIDEO: Police trial Bond-style tracking darts

A GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida enables officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.

Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'

A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.

Lesotho PM flees 'military coup'

Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.

Egypt Brotherhood death sentence cut

The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has one death sentence commuted to life in prison, but still faces another death penalty.

Iran anger over new US sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.

'Forgotten' Swiss baby dies in car

A 16-month-old baby in Switzerland dies after one of its parents went to work forgetting that the child had been left in the car.

Worlds apart: From Gaza to Sydney

Australia and Gaza share ocean views, but not much else

China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'

China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.

VIDEO: Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners

Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine: Human trials to begin

The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.

Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

The makeover that's divided a nation

The multi-million dollar makeover that's divided a nation

Texas abortion provisions struck down

A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.

Disowned gay teen speaks out

...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out

IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.

VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border

Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.

Cold War US spy dies in prison

A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death

In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.

Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.

Legroom row diverts second US flight

A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.

India's growth hits two year high

India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

Russian rouble falls to new low

The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Kurds 'take Iraq oilfields from IS'

Kurdish forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic State, but retreating militants blow up three installations.

VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Brazil's economy enters recession

A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge

The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.

Ivory Coast risk disqualification

Ivory Coast will be disqualified from the Nations Cup if they forfeit their Sierra Leone qualifier over Ebola fears.

Biggest Japan defence budget sought

Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff

Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.

Australian actor Bill Kerr dies

Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.

Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants

A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.

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