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Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.
The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol.
The country that has lost all of its Armenians
The government might threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if the companies that make them do not cut their prices, Newsnight learns.
Alastair Cook calls Graeme Swann a "so-called friend" after the ex-spinner said he should quit as England one-day captain.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
Widespread consumption of laughing gas at one of the UK's top dance festivals is exposed by a BBC investigation - as security turn a blind eye.
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
A supporter of Scottish independence interrupts a speech by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Dundee.
Some Manchester United fans have reacted angrily after their 4-0 defeat by League One side Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.
BBC Sport's Allan McNish says Mercedes must now do something after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's clash in Belgium.
News images from around the world: 27 August
To some people a children's top by Zara looked like concentration camp clothing.
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.
When we look for sexual abuse, we find it
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.