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Singer Laura Mvula talks to BBC News about recording her latest album at the famous Abbey Road studios, and why she does not like watching her performances.
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.
Myanmar's hidden corner where anything goes
The world's most pierced man, Rolf Buchholz, has been denied entry into Dubai where he was due to make an appearance at a hotel nightclub.
The BBC's Paul Wood has travelled through northern Syria and northern Iraq and has met with civilians who have had their lives destroyed by the crisis in the region.
There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who disappeared after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.
Islamic State militants could grow strong enough to target people on the streets of Britain unless action is taken, David Cameron has warned.
More than 100,000 people in Recife pay their last respects to the late presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday.
Great Britain won 23 medals at the European Championships and their athletes have the potential to get even better.
Riding a business wave in Australia's surf centres
A group of 35 men, women and children found inside a shipping container at a port are understood to be Sikhs from Afghanistan, Essex Police say.
Alastair Cook says his wife Alice convinced him to stay on as England captain and lead his side to victory over India.
Jamaican sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt dances samba with children on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach ahead of a 100m race to promote the Rio 2016 Games.
Country music legend Johnny Cash's childhood home is opened to the public as part of a drive to revitalise the Arkansas town where he grew up.
In an interview with the BBC, Iraq's former foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari outlines the "formidable" international threat that militant group the Islamic State (IS) poses.
Rwanda are disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player with Congo advancing to the group phase.
Peace talks on ending the Gaza conflict resume in Cairo a day before the current ceasefire is set to expire.
The first lorries from a Russian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine reach the border in a separatist-controlled area, but it is not known if it will cross over.
Almost 500 people at V Festival on the Staffordshire-Shropshire border receive medical treatment and 10 are taken to hospital.
Actress Uzo Aduba, TV host Jimmy Fallon and BBC drama Sherlock are among the main winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.