China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade
Traditionally Pyongyang's only ally, China is removing key economic sources after new UN sanctions.

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again
The senator says he "cannot in good conscience" approve the plan, which is backed by President Trump.

Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria
More than 70,000 people who live near the dam are warned they face "a life-threatening situation".

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron
The French president says Theresa May needs to sort three key issues before talks turn to trade.

Mexico earthquake hit church during christening
A two-month-old baby was one of a number of people who died at the Santiago Apostol church.

UK's credit rating downgraded by Moody's
Ratings agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet
The beauty pageant's organisers say they discovered the "unacceptable" tweet after the ceremony.

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent.

Snow comes early to California
The unexpected and unseasonal snowfall hit the US state on the last day of summer.

Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence
Soldiers are sent to help Rio police after heavily-armed drug gangs fought over its biggest favela.

Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'
A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.

New Zealand votes in tight general election
Despite a recent surge by Labour, incumbent Bill English has a slight lead in opinion polls.

Hundreds of thousands sign petition over Uber London licence loss
An online petition already has 400,000 names after it was announced Uber would lose its London licence.

A train passenger's view of India
Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him.

What's so special about Eric?
Eric is a therapy dog transforming lives in his community and helping Karen recover from a stroke.

Sir Patrick's guide to Shakespeare theatre costume sale
The theatre company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades.

How business is driving the new space race
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon
Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon.

Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal
A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included.

Professor praised for bringing his ill mother to class
Professor wins praise on social media for bringing his mother, who has Alzheimer's, to his lectures.

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town
Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.

Where would FC Barcelona be in an independent Catalonia?
The Catalan referendum places some uncertainty over the future of Spain's prestigious football club.

Slaves in modern Britain: 'Living in the dark'
Matthew Price reports on efforts to root out slavery in the UK

Bosnia's war-ravaged Olympic track comes back to life
Bosnia's young lugers are helping to restore an old Winter Olympic run in the mountains above Sarajevo.

Iraq's minorities fear for their future
Despite the gradual defeat of IS, Iraq's minorities fear for their future, says Yolande Knell.

Why are posts by Rohingya activists getting deleted?
A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar.

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard
The new Apple's iOS has Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature.

Mexico quake: Families cling to hope amid search for survivors
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan talks to families searching for loved ones as rescue efforts continue.

Was Aaron Hernandez a victim of sport's growing brain injury toll?
How widespread is CTE, the disease found in dead former NFL player Aaron Hernandez?

Who are the world's richest women?
We look at who has taken the top global spot and which British women are the wealthiest.

Diego Costa: Striker says he will always have 'special affection' for Chelsea
Diego Costa says he did not want to leave Chelsea on bad terms and that he will always have a special affection with Blues fans.

Toby Roland-Jones: England seamer a doubt for 2017-18 Ashes
England bowler Toby Roland-Jones will miss Middlesex's final game of the season with injury and is a major doubt for the Ashes.

Valentino Rossi completes practice sessions at Aragon GP after double leg fracture
Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi completes two practice sessions for the Aragon Grand Prix, three weeks after a double leg fracture.

Tour Championship: Paul Casey takes a share of halfway lead as Spieth falters
England's Paul Casey moves into a share of the lead at halfway in the Tour Championship as FedEx points leader Jordan Spieth falls off the pace.

Everton Ladies 0-2 Liverpool Ladies
Liverpool Ladies beat Merseyside rivals Everton Ladies in the first match of the new Women's Super League 1 winter season.

Super 8s: Castleford Tigers 16-48 Hull FC
Jake Connor's hat-trick helps Hull beat weakened Castleford to book a Super League play-off semi-final at Leeds.

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