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Ashya parents contest extradition

A judge in Spain rules the parents of Ashya King, who are fighting moves to extradite them to the UK, are to be kept in police custody for a maximum of 72 hours.

Ukraine troops abandon key airport
Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.

Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan
Manchester United agree to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on loan, as clubs scramble to attract new players before tonight's transfer deadline.

Dad jailed for killing son's mugger
A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone is jailed for six years.

No 10 plays down terror law 'rift'
Downing Street plays down reports of a rift with the Liberal Democrats over new counter-terrorism measures set to be announced by David Cameron.

Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.

Official heckled amid HK poll anger
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.

Troops return Pakistan TV to air
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.

Conservative MP Kelly to stand down
Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.

131 child migrants sent to Australia
One hundred and thirty-one children from Northern Ireland, some as young as five, were sent to Australia as child migrants between 1922 and 1995, an inquiry hears.

Firework blast killed technicians
A man and a woman killed in an explosion in Cumbria on Saturday were fireworks technicians preparing a wedding party display, the fire brigade says.

Naked photos of celebrities leaked
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.

VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

VIDEO: Dog rescued after 10 days on a cliff
A dog was rescued by the RNLI on Sunday after going missing for nearly 10 days in a chance sighting close to Foreland Point, in North Devon.

VIDEO: War horse ride marks lost cavalry
Ceremonies are being held in the village of Nery in northern France, 100 years to the day since a British cavalry unit held the line against advancing German forces that outnumbered them four to one.

AUDIO: Should you recline your plane seat?
The use of gadgets to prevent passengers putting their seat back has lead to mid-air arguments, should airlines allow them to go back at all?

VIDEO: Peter Kay lights up Blackpool
Comedian Peter Kay hosted the big switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

BBC begins push to help kids code
The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows.

Ride to commemorate WW1 cavalry role
The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.

Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.

'Ryder Cup caps life-changing year'
Graeme McDowell says only "1% of his mind" has been on the Ryder Cup after he became a father.

Transfer deadline day: Done deals
Track all of the confirmed signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across Europe.

Storey wins second Para-cycling gold
Dame Sarah Storey and Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall win golds for GB at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

Hernandez joins Real Madrid on loan
Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez joins Champions League winners Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

UK manufacturing 'at 14-month low'
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.

VIDEO: Lewis takes over as boss of Tesco
Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.

Umunna: Brown's denials hurt Labour
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says Gordon Brown's refusal to use the word "cuts" in 2010 is still hurting Labour.

VIDEO: Police release new 'plebgate' CCTV
The Metropolitan Police have released new CCTV footage of the so-called "plebgate" incident, which led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as chief whip.

'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.

Ofsted academy chain 'weaknesses'
Inspectors accuse one of the biggest academy chains in England of "low expectations".

AUDIO: Can school uniform ever be cool?
School uniform will never be cool, and it is not meant to be, says Mr Drew from TV's Educating Essex

Samsung phones to get Nokia maps
Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch.

VIDEO: Turning internet radio into art
LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music.

Xenon and argon banned for athletes
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

Bush sets new album chart record
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.

Go Figure: The week in numbers
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

The Victorian pig singing competition
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a rather porcine talent show.

Eurosceptic revolt, and gas "rip-off" - the papers
In a mixed bag of headlines for Monday's press, the challenge to David Cameron's EU policy from the Tories' Eurosceptic wing makes many papers.

Shot TV host was to face grand jury
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.

Trucker jailed for killing cyclists
A lorry driver who killed two cyclists on a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats is jailed for eight and a half years.

Deadline looms for vote registration
Both independence referendum campaigns have urged people to register to vote if they have not already done so.

Weight Watchers sessions on NHS
Scotland's largest health board announces that people who are severely obese will be referred to a commercial weight-loss company.

100 new jobs at elderly care home
A care home for the elderly is to create 100 new jobs in Limavady in County Londonderry.

Search for owners of lost photos
The search is on to reunite a Belfast family with a lost treasure trove of photographs and letters dating back to the 1900s.

Father's agony over boy swept to sea
The father of a 12-year-old boy swept into the sea on Anglesey tells of the moment he and family members tried to save him.

Council 'not planning effectively'
Cardiff council is failing to improve its services because of "fragmented leadership and management", says Wales' public spending watchdog.

Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup'
A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him.

Kenya targets 'ghost workers'
Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.

Woman has boy after swim to safety
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.

Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact.

Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.

Poland commemorates WW2 invasion
Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.

Mexico probes mass fish death in lake
Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.

Cuba introduces new customs limits
Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.

Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding mission.

Libya militias 'seize ministries'
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says.

US senators urge arms for Ukraine
Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".

First openly gay NFL player dropped
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.

Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
News images from around the world: 28 August

New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales

Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
News images from around the world: 27 August

Richard Attenborough career in pictures
British actor and director's illustrious career

In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging

Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
News images from around the world: 26 August

In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles

In pictures: The Maliki years
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki

VIDEO: House of Commons
MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

VIDEO: Paris building demolished in blast
Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.

VIDEO: Police trial Bond-style tracking darts
A GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida enables officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.

VIDEO: IRA ceasefire: 20 years on
Two decades ago the Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire that marked the end of a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle".

VIDEO: Pro-Russian separatists approach Mariupol
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, says any agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine, must include discussions on giving more autonomy to pro-Russians in the east.

VIDEO: Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.

VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.

The girl with three biological parents
The girl with three biological parents

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined
Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?

Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?
Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force

Smile please, but hold your breath
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath

How do you break up an 'old lady'?
Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge

Hi-tech cars pose security risk
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers

VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food
Living off the food other people throw away

Foreign fighters in east Ukraine
The Europeans who pitch up in Ukraine to join the fight

Powers aim to disrupt not prosecute
Why new terror powers aim to disrupt not prosecute

A computing revolution in schools
A computing revolution in schools

Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions