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The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.
- Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests
Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.
- Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private
The Tesla founder says it seemed like "better karma" to offer $420 to take the car maker private.
- US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'
The Pentagon says the proposed Veterans Day weekend has been put off for at least a year.
- Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul'
The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.
- Serena Williams learned just before Johanna Konta loss that half-sister's killer had been freed
Serena Williams says she discovered her half-sister's killer had been released on parole just minutes before suffering the worst defeat of her career.
- Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'
Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.
- US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed
The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.
- Father arrested after family disappears
Police believe they have found Shanann Watts' body and are close to locating the daughters' remains.
- NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students
The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.
- Genoa bridge collapse: 'Miracle escape' stories emerge
A man was plucked from a van hanging in the wreckage of the bridge but his companion died.
- India monsoon floods 'kill 164' in Kerala
The flooding in the state of Kerala is the worst in a century, with more than 150 killed.
- Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.
- Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
- Fishing for coins in the Ganges river to survive
Meet the men who fish for coins for a living in the Ganges, one of India's largest rivers.
- Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood
Dozens of whales were killed by North Atlantic islanders in preparation for the harsh winter.
- WWE: Peyton Royce hits back at 'body shaming' Meltzer
WWE wrestler Peyton Royce criticises a journalist for his comments about her weight and appearance.
- Quiz: What was Aretha's time capsule song?
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
- Genoa bridge: 'I was under the bridge when it collapsed'
Most of Luciano Goccia's truck was crushed, except for the driver's seat he was in.
- Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.
- Avozilla: The giant avocado variety causing a stir
A giant variety of avocado called the avozilla is attracting worldwide attention.
- Your pictures: Coffee
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "coffee time".
- The last Blockbuster: 'I'm proud that we've survived'
Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.
- Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement
Her songs became the anthems of the civil rights movement, but Aretha Franklin herself was equally involved.
- The world's first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.