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Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders


Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the Catalan parliament's powers will be curbed and elections held.

Robert Mugabe's WHO appointment condemned as 'an insult'


The UK government, an array of campaign groups and the Zimbabwe opposition express dismay.

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide


Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.

Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps


Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds


A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church shooting.

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out


The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.

Man arrested after knife attack in Munich


Police say no motive has been established for the attack, which lightly wounded four passers-by.

Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing


It brings the death toll from attacks in Afghanistan to around 200 in this week alone.

Brazil police arrests 108 in major anti-paedophilia operation


Officers seize more than 150,000 files with disturbing images of young children and teenagers.

Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer', say experts


The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers


Some 60 people are killed as worshippers are targeted in two separate attacks on mosques.

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone


Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358


More than 50 people are also still missing after last Saturday's huge truck bombing, officials say.

What's it like to live in North Korea?


Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion


Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2017


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

Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner


The senior Republican had a few presidential jokes up his sleeve at a charity dinner.

ICYMI: TV high jinks and a dancing duchess


Some stories you might have missed.

Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhead?


A white supremacist walked into the middle of an anti-fascist rally - this is what happened next.

The woman who taught us about chimps


Famed primatologist Jane Goodall is the subject of a new documentary that includes recently unearthed footage from her explorations in Africa.

US senators respond to 'average' politicians' face photo


The BBC has created an image combining all members of Congress. What does Capitol Hill think of the result?

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman: The couple taken by the Taliban


What?s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?

The place spacecraft go to die


Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.

Venezuela crisis: Retirements ruined and families pulled apart


People's hopes for a quiet retirement with family are ruined by inflation and the fear of violence.

Qandeel Baloch: A YouTube star and the cleric linked to her death


The influential Muslim leader in Pakistan is now accused of instigating the murder of Qandeel Baloch.

EU mood music improves on Brexit bargaining


It is no surprise EU leaders sought to put a positive spin on negotiations, writes Laurence Peter.

The populist billionaire who could lead the Czech Republic


The populist anti-immigration candidate who could become Czech Republic's next prime minister.

Chelsea 4-2 Watford


Chelsea score two late goals as they come from behind to end a three-game winless run against Watford despite an unconvincing performance.

Hibernian 2-4 Celtic


Holders Celtic see off a second-half fightback from Hibernian at Hampden to win 4-2 and reach the Scottish League Cup final.

European Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors 18-34 Leinster


Cian Healy scores two tries as Leinster inflict a second successive European Champions Cup defeat on Glasgow Warriors.