Tokyo Olympics: Israel's Linoy Ashram ends Russian dominance in rhythmic gymnastics
Israel's Linoy Ashram caused a huge upset in the Olympic rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final, becoming the first non-Russian champion since 1996. | 07-Aug-2021 13:16

China says no more Mao badges after IOC warning
The Olympic body says it has been told Chinese athletes will no longer wear badges seen as political. | 07-Aug-2021 12:13

Afghanistan war: Taliban say jail captured and prisoners freed
Video on social media shows hundreds of inmates leaving the Afghan jail after heavy militant attacks. | 07-Aug-2021 11:45

Tokyo attack: Women targeted 'for looking happy'
A female student is said to be seriously injured, while the others suffered less severe injuries. | 07-Aug-2021 10:38

Tokyo Olympics: German pentathlon coach thrown out for punching horse
A German coach who appeared to strike a horse with her fist during the modern pentathlon is thrown out of the Olympics. | 07-Aug-2021 10:23

Tokyo Olympics: USA's Nelly Korda wins gold on dramatic final day of golf competition
American Nelly Korda wins gold on a dramatic final day in the women's Olympic golf. | 07-Aug-2021 09:17

US wins fourth straight men's basketball gold
USA beat France to win their fourth basketball gold medal in a row. | 07-Aug-2021 08:47

Nicaragua opposition party barred from elections
President Daniel Ortega has been accused of trying to silence those who wish to stand against him. | 07-Aug-2021 06:36

Tokyo attack: Knife-wielding man injures 10 on train
The suspect allegedly told police he was angry when he saw women who "looked happy". | 07-Aug-2021 05:36

Apple criticised for system that detects child abuse
There are privacy concerns that the system will be expanded to scan phones for political speech. | 07-Aug-2021 03:09

Tokyo Olympics: Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir wins women's marathon
Peres Jepchirchir wins the women's marathon at Tokyo 2020 as Kenya claim a one-two in sweltering 28C heat in Japan's northern city of Sapporo. | 07-Aug-2021 02:05

Belarus crackdown fails to crush opposition spirit
Beaten up, jailed, forced into exile - protesters are still battling against President Lukashenko. | 07-Aug-2021 01:57

Climate change: New report will highlight 'stark reality' of warming
The IPCC's short scientific summary due out on Monday will be strongest statement yet on climate change. | 07-Aug-2021 01:18

Mercer Street: Tanker blast evidence points to Iran, says US
The attack on the Israeli-operated merchant tanker last week killed two people. | 07-Aug-2021 01:17

'We want trillions to heal our wounds'
Descendants of victims of Germany's atrocities in Namibia say the money offered is not nearly enough. | 07-Aug-2021 01:16

Mayflower 400 years: How many people are related to the Mayflower pilgrims?
For some, the17th century "pilgrim fathers" are also real-life ancestors. But for how many? | 07-Aug-2021 01:15

Tokyo 2020: Olympic athletes struggle with heat at Games
This Games are one of the warmest on record, with many athletes complaining about the high temperatures. | 07-Aug-2021 01:08

Telfar Clemens: Designer creates Tokyo 2020 Olympic outfits for Team Liberia
American-Liberian designer Telfar Clemens created Liberian team's outfits at the Tokyo Olympics. | 07-Aug-2021 01:07

'They call me the Irish hulk of basketball'
Aidan Igiehon is part of a group of elite Irish athletes playing college basketball in America. | 07-Aug-2021 01:07

Week in pictures: 31 July - 6 August 2021
A selection of powerful images taken around the world this week. | 07-Aug-2021 01:05

Greece fires spread uncontrolled, killing a fireman
Thousands of people are being evacuated as uncontrolled fires continue to rage. | 07-Aug-2021 00:33

Afghan interpreter: 'A better life for my wife and children in the UK'
Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces are being relocated to the UK, as the Taliban advance. | 06-Aug-2021 23:13

Two arrested over plot to kill Myanmar UN ambassador
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun is a vocal critic of Myanmar's junta, which seized power in a coup on 1 February. | 06-Aug-2021 23:04

US expands citizenship for children born abroad in win for same-sex couples
Children born through surrogacy or IVF can now qualify, even without being related to the US parent. | 06-Aug-2021 22:18

Families of 9/11 victims tell Biden not to attend memorial events
Relatives of the 2001 terror attack victims say Mr Biden must declassify what role Saudi Arabia had. | 06-Aug-2021 21:48

Eurovision, Euro 2020 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Italy's golden summer
"This is Italy's moment of glory" - after Eurovision & Euro 2020 victories, an Italian Wimbledon finalist, now comes Olympics history in Tokyo. | 06-Aug-2021 20:50

Dixie Fire: California town decimated by largest active US blaze
The US' largest active fire warped street lights and destroyed the town of Greenville, California. | 06-Aug-2021 20:18

Afghanistan war: Taliban capture regional capital Zaranj
Officials say the insurgents took the southern city of Zaranj, in a big blow to government forces. | 06-Aug-2021 19:41

Snickers Spain pulls TV advert after homophobia accusations
The brand apologises for a "misunderstanding" after its Spanish commercial was heavily criticised. | 06-Aug-2021 19:07

Felix sets record with 10th Olympic medal
American Allyson Felix becomes the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time by taking 400m bronze for her 10th Olympic medal. | 06-Aug-2021 15:07

Afghanistan: Dawa Khan Menapal assassinated in Kabul
Taliban militants killed Dawa Khan Menapal in the capital after warning they would target officials. | 06-Aug-2021 13:20

Covid: Italy rolls out 'green pass' for public venue access
All those aged 12 and over with at least one jab will be able to access bars, cinemas and gyms. | 06-Aug-2021 13:12

Jennifer Aniston explains cutting off unvaccinated friends
The Friends actor has elaborated on why she has "lost a few people" who have refused the jab. | 06-Aug-2021 12:43

Tokyo Olympics: Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald win madison gold before Jack Carlin wins sprint bronze
Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald win Olympic madison gold before Jack Carlin wins sprint bronze. | 06-Aug-2021 12:34

Greece battles wildfires near Athens and on Evia island
Strong winds and scorching heat fuel dozens of blazes, forcing thousands to evacuate. | 06-Aug-2021 12:16

CNN fires unvaccinated employees for going to office
The network is among several US firms to require employees working with others to be vaccinated. | 06-Aug-2021 11:37

Swiss woman found dead in Thailand near waterfall
Autopsy results are expected Friday after police find a body under a black sheet near a waterfall. | 06-Aug-2021 10:48

Olympics expels Belarus coaches over athlete removal
Ms Timanovskaya said she was forced to leave Tokyo after she complained about her coaches online. | 06-Aug-2021 09:22

China: Backlash over marriage question in Olympian's interview
Chinese athlete Gong Lijiao was asked about her marriage plans and described as a "manly woman". | 06-Aug-2021 09:07

Vitaly Shishov: Belarus activist feared for life before he died
The girlfriend of a Belarusian activist who died in Ukraine says he would never have killed himself. | 06-Aug-2021 08:22

St Vincent and the Grenadines leader hit during anti-vaccine mandate protest
St Vincent and the Grenadines PM Ralph Gonsalves, 74, is recovering in hospital, his office says. | 06-Aug-2021 06:49

Tokyo Olympics: The 'buzz' of winning a bronze medal
Many athletes go into the Olympic games wanting gold, but for some, making the podium is enough. | 06-Aug-2021 02:26

Apple to scan iPhones for child sex abuse images
Apple announces it will implement a system to scan US iPhones for images of child sexual abuse. | 06-Aug-2021 01:17

Indian women's hockey: Sixteen stories of struggle, one tale of triumph
India will compete for a medal as they take on Great Britain in the bronze medal playoff. | 06-Aug-2021 01:15

Mozambique insurgency: Rwanda leads the fightback
A 1,000-strong force has made major gains against the insurgents since its deployment last month.
BBC News | 06-Aug-2021 01:04

Tankus the Henge: Touring in France post-Brexit 'a puzzle'
Band Tankus the Henge negotiates touring in France, their first trip there since Brexit rules were imposed. | 06-Aug-2021 01:02

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