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San Juan submarine: 'Explosion' dashes crew survival hopes

An "abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event" was recorded, the Argentine navy said.

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Muslim refugees

Myanmar agrees to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence for Bangladesh.

Inside Saudi Arabia's gilded prison at Riyadh Ritz-Carlton

The BBC's Lyse Doucet is the first journalist to visit the hotel where dozens of prominent Saudis are being held.

Australian paramedics fulfil dying woman's wish to go to the beach

Australian ambulance workers give a terminally ill patient one last trip - to go to the beach.

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: ‘We need fairness not corruption’

These young Zimbabweans have lived all their lives with Robert Mugabe as leader.

Finland rolls out bread made from crushed crickets

Insect-eating is common in many parts of the world. In the West, it is perceived as a niche diet.

Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.

Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

It will release a tool to let people see if they had followed now-deleted Russia-linked pages.

India train travels 160km in 'wrong direction'

Passengers in India wake up in shock after realising the train was not following the specified route.

France skin graft: Twin's skin saves man with 95% burns

It is the first time a twin donor has been used to repair such a large area of burns, say doctors.

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda says it cannot stand by as Africa migrants are "auctioned off like cattle" in Libya.

World's only particle accelerator for art is back at the Louvre

The world's only particle accelerator used in the analysis of art has undergone major refurbishment.

Belgium waffle factory blaze sends pall of smoke over Brussels

No-one is reported injured but the mayor has urged residents to keep their windows closed.

US school bullying: Mother charged over hidden recording

A mother in Virginia is accused of wrongfully recording oral communication at her daughter's school.

Married for a price: India's abandoned 'holiday wives'

The story of a woman who was married off to a rich visitor for a few hundred dollars, aged 13.

Iraq's frontline bikers

These bikers travel across Iraq, flying the flag for tolerance and love of bikes.

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.

Africa's first roller skating world champion

Africa's first roller skating world champion says he wants to win 10 titles.

Nudist restaurant opens in Paris

Food for thought when "a clothed naturist is only thinking one thing: How quickly can I strip off?"

Sparklers and snow in Maine

Cig Harvey photographs the poetic everyday life of an American family.

Australian men forced on to car roof to escape crocodiles

The men were forced to the roof of their bogged vehicle to avoid rising tides and a crocodile.

What goes into a museum for the Bible?

A new museum in the US capitol focuses on the history of the Bible.

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me

Catherine became pregnant after being raped, but she decided to give birth to the child.

Analysis: Will South Africa's ANC learn from Mugabe's fall?

South Africa's governing African National Congress has lessons to learn from the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

'Sexist' inclusive writing row riles France

The government steps into a growing row over gender equality in the French language.

The unknown Indian woman doctor on Google Doodle

One of British India's earliest practising doctors, who also got Queen Victoria to dissolve her marriage.

Rihanna backs a teen sex victim jailed for murder

Celebrities tweet #FreeCyntoiaBrown to support a former teen abuse victim jailed for murder at 16.

Philippine anti-drug agency chief vows 'rule of law'

Aaron Aquino says that since he took charge last month, only one suspect died in 1,341 operations.

Paloma Faith: 'I feel less fragile'

The star says she's "more resilient" since becoming a mum, and reveals how a banana inspired her new album.

The female tech bosses who want zebras not unicorns

A new movement calls for tech investors to back more start-ups led by women and people from ethnic minorities.

North Korean defector: What dramatic footage tells us

It seems extraordinary a defector could survive such an escape, but the footage provides rare insight.

Ashes: England sent message to themselves & Australia - Michael Vaughan

England showed on the opening day of the Ashes that they will not be intimidated by Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan.

England v Samoa: Dylan Hartley remains first choice, despite bench spot

Captain Dylan Hartley remains Eddie Jones' first-choice hooker, despite being left out of Saturday's match against Samoa.

Dementia and football: brain injury study to begin in January

A long-awaited study into the links between heading a football and brain damage will start in January, the Football Association has announced.

Pint-sized Ashes: All the best TMS moments from the opening day

Pint-sized Ashes relives the opening day of the first Test as England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia fight back in Brisbane.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: Star's hopes of £1m home nations bonus ended by Belfast loss

Ronnie O'Sullivan's chances of winning snooker's first £1m jackpot are dashed as he exits at the Northern Ireland Open.