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German election: Merkel wins fourth term, AfD nationalists rise

The chancellor is re-elected but AfD nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.

How Germany reacted to result

The nationalist right wing party AfD says it will "hunt down" Mrs Merkel, after its election gains.

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.

Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote

Despite objections from Iraq and other nations, Kurds are pressing ahead with their referendum.

Tennessee church shooting halted by 'extraordinarily brave' usher

Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville.

Jared Kushner used private email for White House business

Trump's adviser and son-in-law used a private account, a practice Hillary Clinton was attacked over.

Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake

The passenger reached the brake moments before the vehicle left the road in the Alps, police say.

Bali volcano: 'Thousands evacuated' from Mount Agung area

Indonesian authorities say the mountain's seismic energy is increasing and has potential to erupt.

Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place

Brexit Secretary David Davis will lead UK negotiators into their fourth round of talks.

Australia to create national space agency

The country is one of the world's only developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Players kneel in protest during the US anthem as the president's remarks are strongly condemned.

Uber seeks talks with London mayor to renew licence

Taxi app firm says it is willing to change, as Tories clash with Labour and unions over Uber's future.

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan

An airline launches an investigation after the panel falls near Kansai International Airport.

Sri Lankan caught hiding gold in rectum

A customs officer told BBC Sinhala they spotted the man because "he was walking suspiciously".

The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs

Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.

Living with violence in the DR Congo

Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.

Man clings to train's windscreen wiper in Australia

A man is arrested after apparently riding a 110kmph train in Perth by clinging on at the back.

A modern muse: The enduring appeal of Audrey Hepburn

Hundreds of the Hollywood actor's personal items are on display at Christie's ahead of an auction.

Killer whales join in on Norway surfing competition

Two killer whales have been spotted alongside participants in the semi-finals of a surf contest in Norway.

'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

Teaching the children of Boko Haram fighters

Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria.

The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer award

Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.

'I want to get rid of my Polish accent'

Kasha lives in the UK but has found some people are hostile because of her Polish accent.

German election: A hollow victory for Angela Merkel

The German chancellor may have won the election but the result does not feel like a victory.

Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean

How the abandoned bikes of Burning Man are making their way to hurricane victims.

How plastic became a victim of its own success

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The neglected genius

The artist became hugely famous very young, but a lack of support led to drugs and death at 27, says a friend.

Jeans giant Levi Strauss gets its mojo back

The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.

North Korea-US tensions: How worried should you be?

Here are three reasons why you should take a deep breath and not panic, for now.

The island where people eat puffins

In a remote corner of Iceland, the taste of the seabird is a reminder of home.

What's the right thing to say to someone with cancer?

This cancer survivor is changing the "sugarcoated" greeting card business

England v West Indies: Moeen Ali hits 53-ball century in Bristol win

Moeen Ali hits an exhilarating 53-ball century in England's 124-run win over West Indies in Bristol to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.

Billy Vunipola: Saracens and England player would take pay cut to avoid burnout

England and Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola says he would take a pay cut to play less rugby.

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Newcastle United

Tomer Hemed scores the only goal as Brighton beat Newcastle United to record their second successive home Premier League win.

NFL protests after Donald Trump comments unlike anything I've seen - Osi Umenyiora

Protests at NFL games on Sunday were "unlike anything I've ever seen before", says two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora.

Luke Campbell reveals his father died two weeks before Jorge Linares fight

Luke Campbell reveals his father died two weeks before Saturday's world title defeat by Jorge Linares in California.

Garth Crooks' team of the week: Kane, Morata, Coutinho, Eriksen, Sane

Which player is a "genius"? Who is a "model professional"? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Fifa to lift ban on displaying poppies after talks with UK football associations

Football's world governing body is set to lift the ban on displaying the poppy following talks with UK football associations.