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Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day  
More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year - three times as many as last year.  

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?  
Did a £1bn government investment make any difference?  

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes  
A Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfires are affected by the engine issue.  

Flying over the traffic - Mexico City's urban cable car  
A new form transport system in one of the world's busiest places. Mexico City's urban cable car.  

The £845,000 mansion sold for just £2  
And believe it or not, the seller is actually happy with the deal.  

Wall of Grief: Russia remembers victims of Soviet repression  
Artist Georgy Frangulyan is putting the finishing touches to a vast, bronze sculpture in Moscow  

Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK  
The annual list includes restaurants built under railway arches and one in a former strip club.  

Rail fares: Commuters to pay £100 more in 2018  
Analysis of six cities finds average season ticket price will increase to £2,840.  

The Papers: Brexit 'backdoor' and new aircraft carrier  
Concern about Britain's borders after Brexit and HMS Queen Elizabeth's arrival occupy the press.  

India partition: How Mahindra & Mahindra was divided  
Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra was once Mahindra & Mohammed.  

Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (5-1 agg): Spanish Super Cup success for Zidane's side  
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate.  

Teenagers to find out A-level results  
A drop in university applications is likely to mean a "buyer's market" with more options available.  

A licence to kill bear cubs?  
Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?  

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'  
UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.  

US woman confronts her neighbour over Nazi flag  
Page Blaswell couldn't believe her eyes when she drove past a home flying a Nazi flag in North Carolina.  

Business councils disband over Trump remarks  
Mr Trump's comments about violence in Charlottesville had sparked a series of resignations.  

T20 Blast: Jos Buttler's 50 helps Lancashire beat Worcestershire  
Jos Buttler hits 52 from 40 balls as Lancashire Lightning beat Worcestershire Rapids by seven wickets to keep their T20 Blast campaign alive.  

Celtic 5-0 FC Astana  
Celtic all but book their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Astana in the play-off first leg.  

Football boss accused of 'racial' comments  
An England international was left "shocked" after being the subject of alleged 'racial' remarks made by women's national team head coach Mark Sampson.  

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article  
Sarah Champion quits Labour's front bench over an article on grooming, apologising for her choice of words.  

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden  
The 84-year-old woman in Alberta had lost the ring in 2004 but kept it a secret from her husband.  

What Trump said versus what I saw  
The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.  

Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible 6 filming  
Paramount Pictures confirms that actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle during filming of a stunt.  

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton sign £45m deal for Swansea midfielder  
Everton complete the club-record signing of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City for a fee believed to be about £45m.  

Jonny Evans: Man City have £18m bid for West Brom captain rejected  
Manchester City have had an £18m bid for Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans rejected by Premier League rivals West Brom.  

Solheim Cup 2017: Catriona Matthew to replace injured Suzann Pettersen for Europe  
Scotland's Catriona Matthew is called up to replace the injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team, captain Annika Sorenstam has announced.  

Women's Rugby World Cup: England makes six changes for USA decider  
England women make six changes for their Pool B World Cup decider with the USA in Dublin on Thursday.  

Charlottesville: What made Trump remarks so offensive?  
Trump says both sides are to blame for Charlottesville violence - what's so offensive?  

Reality Check: Ireland's border and Brexit  
Are there more border crossings in Ireland than the eastern border of the EU?  

Stranded: What happens if you can't pay your way home?  
What happens when people find themselves stranded without money or the help of a kind stranger?  

Philippa York: 'I'm fine with who I am'  
Philippa York speaks about her transition from Robert Millar, one of Scotland's best ever cyclists.  

Snake found on pineapple in shopping in Edinburgh  
The Costa Rican reptile, which has yet to be identified, was spotted by a man once he got home.  

Pound dog: Elvis still earning a fortune 40 years after his death  
Why passing away has done little to deaden the commercial appeal of musical legends like Elvis and their entrepreneurial super fans.  

Why do Confederate statues divide the United States?  
Violent protests began in Virginia over plans to remove a statue of a Confederate general.  

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Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day  
More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year - three times as many as last year.  

Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37  
Special interior ministry forces were sent in to regain control of the jail in Puerto Ayacucho.  

Australian justice minister denies UK citizenship  
Michael Keenan says he renounced his dual status in 2004, as an Australian political row drags on.  

Wall of Grief  
Artist Georgy Frangulyan is putting the finishing touches to a vast, bronze sculpture in Moscow  

Distress calls  
Italian prosecutors are investigating him and others for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.  

'Unnecessary pain'  
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.  

Cycles of conflict  
Mohammad Younus Butt, the grocery store owner who has lived through peace and conflict in Kashmir.  

Freeze-dried dung gives clue to Asian elephant stress  
Indian scientists say they can monitor the physiological health of elephants by analysing their dung.  

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case  
South African police say they still want her in court to answer allegations of assault on a model.  

Business councils disband over Trump remarks  
Mr Trump's comments about violence in Charlottesville had sparked a series of resignations.  

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden  
The 84-year-old woman in Alberta had lost the ring in 2004 but kept it a secret from her husband.  

Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible 6 filming  
Paramount Pictures confirms that actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle during filming of a stunt.  

The Guam hunter who is ready for war  
A self-styled "island warrior" in Guam has a plan in the event of a North Korean attack on his home.  

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville  
The former presidents urge the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".  

Charlottesville: Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute at vigil  
Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute to her daughter at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

Shadow of the past  
Trump says both sides are to blame for Charlottesville violence - what's so offensive?  

Lebanon rape law: Parliament abolishes marriage loophole  
MPs repeal a provision that had allowed a rapist to be exonerated if he married his victim.  

Kenya election: Raila Odinga to challenge result in court  
The opposition leader had previously refused to take legal action over the result.  

Russia's Telegram CEO sets #PutinShirtlessChallenge  
President Putin's bare-chested holiday snaps have inspired Telegram CEO to set a shirtless challenge  

Awamiya: Inside the devastated Saudi Shia town  
Awamiya has been devastated by fighting between government forces and Shia militants.  

Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown  
Nearly 400 are dead and 600 are still unaccounted for as rescue efforts continue in Freetown.  

Libyans 'threatened' Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro  
One of the last rescue groups working off Libya considers whether to carry on over security risks.  

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors  
Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.  

Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan  
Authorities deny reports that a popular tourist lake has been transferred to Kazakh neighbours.  

Chinese man treats 5,000 to noodles after ring recovered  
Chinese man buys 5,000 bowls of noodles to thank seller who recovered his engagement ring.  

Trump: 'What about alt-left violence in Charlottesville?'  
The US president doubled down on his belief that "both sides" were to blame for the violent clashes.  

Corpses 'piling up' in Sierra Leone  
Corpses are "piled up" at the main mortuary in the capital Freetown, reports the BBC's Umaru Fofana.  

Madeira: Twelve killed by falling tree  
The moment parts of a tree fell on a crowd was caught on camera during a Facebook live.  

'Stolen' Russian missile explodes after being sold for scrap  
A Soviet-era missile that was 'stolen' from a military base exploded at a recycling centre.  

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