BBC World Service
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Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company
The elite team travelling the world to help in rescues
Anger builds in US over property confiscation by police
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.
Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
Pennsylvania State Police identify a suspect in the killing of one state trooper and the wounding of another on Friday.
Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.
A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.
The top official in Indian-administered Kashmir defends the response to the region's worst flooding in decades, which have killed more than 200.
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
Part of a bridge has been demolished near Paducah in Kentucky, in the US.
Arsenal make a losing start to their Champions League campaign as Borussia Dortmund secure a deserved victory.
The US space agency picks the companies it hopes can take the country's astronauts back into space - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.
Up to 100 children may have been among 500 people who drowned after a migrant boat sank near Malta last week, a migration body says.
Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006.
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).