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Texting is not an acceptable way of writing will, French court rules

BBC / Europe

A claim by a French woman that her late son left her some of his estate by text message is rejected.

'I met my IS captor on a German street'

BBC / Middle East

A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by IS tells of her horror at meeting her captor in a German street.

18

Italy bridge collapse: Victims' families shun state funeral

BBC / Europe

Fewer than half of victims' families are participating in a state funeral for those killed in Genoa.

13

Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months

BBC / Sport

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is ruled out for three months with a knee injury.

11

Hunt clarifies no-deal comments: UK 'would survive'

BBC / UK

UK foreign secretary clarifies comments after saying "we would regret" a no-deal "for generations".

09

Will Ronaldo restore glory to Italy's Serie A?

BBC.com

Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival has been the big talking point of the Italian summer, but what does his arrival mean for Serie A and this season's title race?

07

US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed

BBC / Europe

The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.

02

Reality Check: Why is President Trump creating a space force?

BBC.com

The US says the space environment has become "crowded and adversarial".

The world's first floating farm makes waves

www.bbc.co.uk

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.

Thursday, Aug 16

20

Genoa bridge collapse: 'Miracle escape' stories emerge

BBC / News

A man was plucked from a van hanging in the wreckage of the bridge but his companion died.

19

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

BBC / News

Dozens of whales were killed by North Atlantic islanders in preparation for the harsh winter.

18

Genoa bridge: 'I was under the bridge when it collapsed'

BBC / News

Most of Luciano Goccia's truck was crushed, except for the driver's seat he was in.

15

Boris Johnson's Afghan trip cost over £20,000

www.bbc.co.uk

The former foreign secretary was criticised at the time for missing a crunch vote on Heathrow.

14

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

BBC.com

An interpreting firm had cut short her job interview after she refused to shake hands with a man.

12

Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed

BBC / Africa

Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.

08

Marine Le Pen's presence deemed 'disrespectful' at Web Summit

BBC / Technology

Conference organiser Paddy Cosgrave initially defended her invitation to the technology summit.

04

A tour of Syria - with the Russian military

BBC

Syria's civil war isn't over, but Russia is keen to show that life is gradually returning to normal.

Wednesday, Aug 15

21

Whales get stuck in Icelandic fjord, twice

www.bbc.co.uk

Around 100 pilot whales were rescued from a fjord in west of the country, before becoming trapped again.

20

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

BBC.com

Italy's prime minister says it will last 12 months, and promises €5m to the Liguria region.

19

Putin to attend Austrian minister's wedding

BBC / Europe

The Russian president will attend Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's wedding on Saturday.

Italy bridge: 'We just ran for our lives'

BBC / News

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell narrowly escaped the Genoa bridge collapse with their two children.

17

Omagh bomb: Bell tolls to mark 20th anniversary

BBC / Europe

The attack by dissident republicans killed 29 people including a woman pregnant with twins.

16

Taner Kilic: Amnesty Turkish chair to be released from prison

BBC / Europe

After 14 months in prison on terrorism charges, human rights activist Taner Kilic will be released.

15

Mystery Russian object alarms US

BBC.com

Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.

13

Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on US imports

BBC / Europe

Ankara says the rises were ordered after "attacks on the Turkish economy" by the US.

11

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

BBC.com

Rescuers vow round the clock efforts to locate survivors of the disaster in which at least 37 died.

03

#MeTwo - Germany's minorities speak out

BBC / News

Germany's minorities are speaking out about racism after the Mesut Ozil row over his Turkish roots.

02

Inside Siberia’s isolated community of forgotten women

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Photographer Oded Wagenstein met Siberian women who are left to face the struggles of old age alone.

UK police raids after Westminster 'attack'

BBC / UK

Searches take place in Birmingham and Nottingham as a man is held after a crash outside Parliament.

Tuesday, Aug 14

21

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

BBC / News

A big section of motorway plunges to the ground in Genoa taking many vehicles with it.