Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.

Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.

Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'

New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a European Union ruling expected on Tuesday.

Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma Abedin splits from sexting husband

Hillary Clinton's personal aide, Huma Abedin, says she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner, amid a new sexting scandal.

German plan to force mums to name lovers in paternity cases

Germany's justice ministry drafts a law requiring mothers in paternity disputes to reveal who they slept with when their child was conceived.

Man arrested in Redhill 'child abduction' report

A man is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following the reported abduction of a child in Surrey.

Plane makes emergency landing after tyre bursts on take off

A plane flying from Amsterdam to Manchester makes an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport after a tyre burst in flight.

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version

The maker of the EpiPen allergy drug will start selling a generic version in the wake of criticism about steep price increases.

County Cavan: Bodies of five members of family found

The bodies of five members of a family are found at a house in County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland.

Lift police visible tattoo bans, says federation

Police officers should be allowed to have tattoos on their hands, neck and even faces, the Police Federation of England and Wales says.

Darrell Ward: TV's Ice Road Truckers driver dies in plane crash

Darrell Ward, one of the long-haul drivers made famous on TV's Ice Road Truckers, is killed in a plane crash at the age of 52.

New wind tunnel reveals bird flight secrets

Researchers at Stanford University have designed a unique bird tunnel to observe how tiny birds fly.

Reindeer killed in Norway lightning storm

More than 300 reindeer have been killed in a lightning storm on a mountain plateau in Norway.

Driverless Roborace car speeds around Donington

A prototype racing car, testing self-driving technology for the forthcoming Roborace contest, takes a lap around Donington Park's circuit.

Mary Berry defends deep-fat fryer criticisms

Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has defended her comments about deep-fat fryers, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme they are "dangerous" and "unhealthy".

Drone reveals quake church interior

Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.

'I am a gypsy. This is our Mecca'

As gypsies and travellers claim planning rules in England are threatening to destroy their way of life, Billy Welch explains the significance of Appleby, an important event in the Romany Gypsy calendar.

LAX Airport evacuated after 'loud noises' spark alert

Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated after reports of a shooter inside a terminal - but police later said it was a false alarm due to "loud noises" not gunfire.

Man arrested in China 'Ripper' case

A man has admitted to the rape and murder of 11 victims in northern China over more than a decade, officials say.

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Triathlon competitor collides with deer

Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided.

Dubai ruler's spot check finds empty desks

Red faces in the Dubai civil service as Sheikh Mohammed's early-morning tour finds nobody at work.

Andrew Walker: Are US-Europe TTIP trade talks tanking?

Germany's economy minister claims that talks about the TTIP trade deal have failed highlight the uphill battle that negotiators are facing.

M Ilyas Khan: The Afghans forced to go home

Pakistan has told all three million Afghan refugees within its borders to leave - causing chaos on its borders, the BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports.

Brazil impeachment: Key questions

Your questions answered on the impeachment proceedings against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff.

US anthem and flag: Etiquette and law

As American Football player Colin Kaepernick attracts criticism for refusing to stand for the US national anthem, what is the etiquette surrounding playing the national anthem and displaying the flag?

What next for Islamic State in Libya after Sirte?

Militants of so-called Islamic State are on the verge of being ousted completely from their stronghold in Libya’s central coastal city of Sirte.

Myanmar earthquake

Scores of historic sites in Bagan - some there since the 10th Century - were badly damaged by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar on Wednesday.

Africa's top shots: 19-25 August 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Aiming for the skies

Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.

Quake-hit Italy from air

Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.

Italy earthquake

Images from before and after an earthquake struck central Italy show the huge scale of the disaster.

Wayne Rooney stays as England captain under new manager Sam Allardyce

England manager Sam Allardyce says retaining Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as captain was an "easy decision" to make.

US Open 2016: Kyle Edmund thrashes 13th seed Richard Gasquet

Britain's Kyle Edmund beats 13th seed Richard Gasquet to claim the best win of his career and reach round two of the US Open.

Max Verstappen will cause huge accident, says Kimi Raikkonen

Max Verstappen will cause a "massive accident" if he does not change his driving tactics, Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says.

Joe Hart: Man City keeper to have Torino medical before loan move

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart leaves England training to have a medical at Torino with a loan move edging closer.

A rum do

Joining the crowds for the Grand Finale parade during the 50th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Punching its weight

Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has called for the government to follow the model of Team GB's Olympic success and invest in the north of England. BBC News asks which of the regions' strengths it should focus on?

Unequal opportunities?

An IFS study says men still get paid more on average than women. But some have questioned if that's really what the numbers show.

'Bare branches'

Xiong Jigen, 43, is one of many men inside China's remote "bachelor village', where bad roads and few women make it hard to find a wife.

Tashkent truth

Uzbekistan has never commented on the frequent rumours of its president's health, which makes the confirmation of his current illness all the more shocking.

Straphanger surveillance

The Facebook group where passengers cast a humorous eye on the behaviour of tram conductors.

Fabric of success

How Indian entrepreneur Lavanya Nalli is leading the modernisation of her family's 88-year-old clothing company, while still holding on to its decades of tradition.

Closing down

Empty rails and closing signs as a stalwart of the British High Street says its final farewell.

Stunning success

The world's first cancer vaccine has halved the number of new cervical cancers ten years after it was first administered in Australia.

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