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VIDEO: Lifejacket 'mountains' on Greek island

Tens of thousands of lifejackets abandoned on the Greek island of Lesbos by migrants have been described as an "ecological timebomb".

Ai sets up Lego collection points

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up Lego collection points as fans offer to donate their toy bricks, following the company's refusal to supply him with a bulk order for a new exhibition.

American Airlines pilot dies on flight

A pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston had a medical emergency and later died, the airline has confirmed.
Russia defends Syria air strikes

Russia defends Syria air strikes

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defends his country's air strikes in Syria, saying they target the same militants as the US-led coalition.

Clinton email targeted by hackers

Hackers apparently based in Russia targeted Hillary Clinton's private email account while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show.

Rio police 'plant gun on dead boy'

Five policemen are arrested after mobile phone footage appears to show a Rio de Janeiro officer placing a gun in the hand of a dead teenager.
Russia and US military to talk on Syria

Russia and US military to talk on Syria

The US and Russian military are to hold talks "as soon as possible" to avoid their forces clashing in Syria following Moscow's air attacks on Wednesday.

Australia 65-3 Uruguay

Australia go top of Pool A as they run in 11 tries against Uruguay in the biggest win of the 2015 World Cup so far.

Millions desert Doctor Who return

The return of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who sees 2.2 million fewer viewers tune in than last year's opening episode.
'Wrong plane' flies from LA to Hawaii

'Wrong plane' flies from LA to Hawaii

A plane not certified to fly for long over water safely flew from Los Angeles to Hawaii last month, American Airlines has confirmed.

VIDEO: Cosmonaut sets space time record

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returns to Earth after setting a new record for for the most time spent in space.

Egypt government submits resignation

Egypt's government resigns and the country's oil minister is asked to form a new cabinet within a week, President Sisi's office says.

The Jackson 5 score UK number one

The Jackson 5's 1970 hit single ABC makes a surprising return to the singles chart, while Iron Maiden score their fifth number one album.

Turkey 'must ensure access' to Cizre

Turkey should grant independent observers immediate access to the besieged city of Cizre, the Council of Europe says.

VIDEO: Gay marriage row clerk jailed in US

A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.

Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open

Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.

Pope put on spot by Falklands sign

Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, is photographed holding a sign calling for Argentine-UK talks over the disputed Falkland Islands.

Lord Janner fails to appear in court

Lord Janner fails to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court to face child sex abuse charges, as his lawyer applies for him to appear by video link.
US ex-president's love child confirmed

US ex-president's love child confirmed

Long standing rumours are proved true as genetic tests reveal America's 29th president, Warren Harding, had a love child.

Google creates Alphabet company

Google unveils a surprise restructuring, creating a new parent company called Alphabet Inc.