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Two huge 'dark web' markets shut down

The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.

Technology explained: What is the dark web?

The BBC's Chris Foxx explains what it is and what it is used for.

OJ Simpson's prison parole plea in Nevada: 'I did my time'

The ex-NFL star and actor apologises in a bid for release after nine years in a Nevada prison.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

EU calls for UK 'clarification' on Brexit

The latest Brexit talks end without agreement on EU citizens' rights or the amount the UK should pay.

Dali body to be exhumed for DNA test

A tarot card reader from Girona is hoping to prove she is Dali's only child- and heir.

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe

Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is said to have been shot by trophy hunters.

Benefit fraudster 'too weak to walk' climbed Kilimanjaro

The ex-paratrooper said he could barely walk, but won a triathlon and skied in the Alps.

Qatar 'informed' al-Qaeda bombers says UAE diplomat

Emirati diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash claims Qatari links to al-Qaeda.

ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations

The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over Crimea.

North Korea drought: Children at risk in 'worst crisis since 2001'

Children and the elderly are at risk from the country's worst drought since 2001, the UN says.

Poland court bill: Parliament votes for judicial reforms

Critics say the bill is a threat to the rule of law, giving control of the judiciary to politicians.

Saudi prince held over 'beating video'

'A prince assaults citizens' is tweeted more than 200,000 times in the Arab world in 24 hours

Justine Damond shooting: Minneapolis police ambush claim 'ludicrous'

A lawyer for the family of an Australian woman who was shot dead dismisses officers' "ambush" fears.

The women who take dangerous pills to gain weight

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

Alabama man shoots huge wild boar in his front garden

Wade Seago tells the BBC he had no choice but to kill the beast which was terrifying his daughter.

Surfer's close encounter with shark... again

Mick Fanning was back at the beach where he was attacked by a shark in 2015.

Pavel Sheremet murder: Who killed journalist in Kiev car bomb?

Pavel Sheremet's friends say they are making more progress investigating his murder than the police.

Sea of surprises: A journey in pictures

Take a journey around the Black Sea to discover surprises ancient and modern

Knot bad: William and Kate try pretzel making

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a go at shaping pretzel dough - then take to the river for a race.

A Kenyan artist imagines what the Maasai people would look like in space

A Kenyan artist imagines what the Maasai people would look like in space

'Without a creche I couldn't work'

A lack of childcare is one of the main reasons many Indian women give for quitting the workforce.

Activist art tackles palm oil industry

A street art campaign wants to challenge Indonesia's controversial palm oil industry.

The Japanese martial arts community in Canada that fought its way back

The Japanese martial arts community in an unlikely corner of Canada that fought back.

UK zoo's project to save the northern white rhino

Our science correspondent sees how a zoo is working to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

Chiang Kai-shek: The man who lost to Chairman Mao in China's bitter civil war

Chiang Kai-shek led the fight against Mao Zedong during China's long civil war. General Hau Pei-tsun remembers the nationalist leader

Tour de France legs: Pawel Poljanski sends internet into meltdown

Pawel Poljanski shared the snap of his veiny legs on Instagram after the 16th stage of the race.

Canada family finds catheter in ice cream

Four people who ate the ice cream - one bit the device - must undergo tests for hepatitis and HIV.

OJ Simpson - the spectacular fall of 'The Juice'

The story of Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson is that of the fall of an American hero.

10 surprising things Trump just told the New York Times

US President Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging interview which threw up some surprising nuggets.

Sen John McCain, Washington stalwart and maverick

The Arizona senator has been called a war hero, a maverick, and Trump's fiercest Republican critic.

Why Bitcoin risks becoming a victim of its own success

The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a schism.

Why is India's next president so unknown?

It's extraordinary so many Indians don't know enough about their new president, said a Dalit writer.

Trump tracker: How much has the president achieved so far?

Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?

Watching Russia's Syrian build-up from central Istanbul

Russian warships sailing from the Black Sea to Syria pass through the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities - where amateur ship spotters watch their every move.

Do you have to avoid huggers at work?

The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

The HIV activist who helped others live without shame

Prudence Mabele was one of the first South African black women to say publicly she had HIV.

Social media memorial for Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo

Supporters mourn Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo with pictures of an empty chair next to the sea.

Trump-Putin: Did dinner chat break diplomatic protocol?

Former diplomats give their views on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin's undisclosed dinner conversation.

Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police: What we know

Officials have released few facts about the Australian woman killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome in control, Warren Barguil wins stage 18

Britain's Chris Froome takes a big step towards winning his third successive Tour de France as Warren Barguil wins stage 18.

England v South Africa: Tom Westley to make debut, Dawid Malan called up

Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his England debut in the third Test against South Africa, while Dawid Malan is also called up.

The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth cards 65 to lead at Royal Birkdale

Watch Jordan Spieth card a five-under-par 65 in his opening round at The Open at Royal Birkdale to hold a share of the clubhouse lead.