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The prime minister announced the move in a TV address as clashes continued for a third day.
- Belarus election: Opposition disputes Lukashenko landslide win
President Lukashenko's main challenger refuses to accept defeat amid fears of vote-rigging.
- McDonald's sues ex-boss Easterbrook over alleged sexual relationships
The fast food giant is suing Steve Easterbrook, claiming he had relationships with four staff.
- 'Crazy' Baltimore gas explosion destroys homes
One person was killed and four others seriously injured as a result of the blast.
- Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear
The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.
- Mexico bear that sniffed woman's hair castrated
The black bear was captured after he was filmed approaching a visitor at an ecological park.
- Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years
Toshiba has sold its remaining shares in its former personal computing division.
- Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting
European spacecraft track in fine detail the thinning that's occurred at the continent's edge.
- Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrest
Chicago officials say over 100 arrests have been made after a night of violence and looting.
- Africa Eye: Ghana hospital workers cash in on PPE amid coronavirus
The BBC Africa Eye team uncovers Ghanaians selling coronavirus supplies while doctors and nurses go without.
- Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong media tycoon held amid sweep of arrests
The arrests of Jimmy Lai and other prominent pro-democracy activists raise fears of a broad crackdown.
- Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano state
Musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu broadcast a song about Prophet Muhammad in March.
- US wrestler James 'Kamala' Harris dies aged 70, WWE confirms
Tributes have been paid to the star, who fought the likes of Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker.
- Beluga whales return to ocean after decade in captivity
Two beluga whales have started a life closer to freedom after nearly ten years in captivity.
- 'Fake background office chatter helps me work from home'
People are turning to artificial office noise to help them while working from home during lockdown.
- Whale migration: ?Super rare? whale encounter on the Great Barrier Reef
A dive instructor has recorded his ?special moment? with a humpback whale.
- Floods hit Yemen's historic capital
Some 130 people have died in heavy rains since mid-July, authorities in rebel-held Sanaa say.
- Beirut: Anatomy of a lethal explosion
Starting with the epicentre, we follow how the blast ripped through the city, bringing life to a halt.
- Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find
A metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard of Bronze Age artefacts during an expedition near Peebles.
- Islamic State in Iraq: 'How I survived an IS massacre'
Iraqi soldier Ali Hussein Kadhim recollects his miraculous escape from the massacre that killed hundreds of other cadets.
- Keith Mason and fiancée go viral after inspirational posts
Keith Mason and Riona Kelly have been posting about her recovery and it's become a lockdown hit.
- Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong's rebel mogul and pro-democracy voice
The rags-to-riches rise of a fiercely anti-Communist Hong Kong tycoon.
- Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?
- Trump WeChat ban 'an unwelcome signal' for Chinese community
For China's global community, the app provides a vital means of staying in touch with home.
- Biden VP pick: Susan Rice, the diplomat and lightning rod
A former national security adviser is on the short list to become the Democratic vice-presidential nominee.