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Will smartphone apps encourage more young people to go to the polls?
Hundreds of migrants are sleeping rough on Lake Como in Italy after the Swiss authorities tightened restrictions on border crossings.
Makeshift schools have been set up in mosques and homes in Indian-administered Kashmir for children whose education is affected due to the ongoing unrest.
Artist Johannes Stoetter uses body paint to create remarkably lifelike illusions of animal.
Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.
The French government is pushing for greater scrutiny of Islam in France, after atrocities by jihadists, but Muslims fear the state wants to control their faith.
The BBC's Piers Edwards picks out 10 moments we will not forget from what has been a memorable Olympics for Africa.
South Africa's governing ANC party loses control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg.
Russia will discover on Tuesday whether it will be allowed to compete at next month's Paralympic Games in Rio.
Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.
Lupe immigrated from Mexico 25 years ago to make a better life for her children. Was it worth it?
Great Britain's record-breaking Olympics team will fly in luxury as they return from Rio on Tuesday morning.
Former French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy confirms that he will seek to run again in next year's presidential election. What obstacles does he face?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump signals a possible revision to his immigration policy, which includes the deportation of 11m people.
More than a thousand Americans accidentally "invade" international borders after high winds carried their rafts and boats into Canada.
In a video diary for the BBC, an Aleppo obstetrician performs an emergency caesarean section during one of the city's many power blackouts.
Turkey backtracks on an earlier statement which identified a suicide bomber who attacked a Kurdish wedding killing 54 people as a child.
Around 15,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in Italy this year alone, double the number from last year. Chris Buckler reports from the port of Catania in Sicily.
Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.
An Iraqi TV station has aired footage showing a police officer removing an explosive vest from boy, reportedly in Kirkuk on Sunday.