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BBC Sport's Allan McNish says Mercedes must now do something after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's clash in Belgium.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.
Shetland is on the cusp of a "second oil boom", the deputy first minister predicts during a referendum campaign visit to the islands.
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.
News images from around the world: 27 August
To some people a children's top by Zara looked like concentration camp clothing.
Low inflation in the price of groceries has led to growth in supermarket sales hitting a 10-year low, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
BBC Scotland's Tom English reviews Celtic's Champions League play-off exit at the hands of NK Maribor.
A Hampshire pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career", after being called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
Wales will host an international investment conference after the Nato summit, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.
John Bercow, the Speaker, indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons clerk into two, amid a row with MPs over the job.
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.
A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.
Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.