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A look at which countries offer what rewards for medal winners at the Olympic Games.
An argument over a popular television drama in Bangladesh erupts into a brawl involving hundreds of people, with 15 badly injured, local police say.
US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen agrees to pay nearly $11,000 to a Brazilian charity over his involvement in a dispute about an armed robbery.
Thai university creates parasite-hunting game to raise awareness over health risks.
French customs officials seize about 2,000 dead seahorses that were being smuggled from Guinea to Vietnam.
Team GB has been second in the Olympic medal table for nearly a week, pushing China into second place - how much does the UK have China to thank for that?
An Orthodox Jewish man is stabbed on a street in the French city of Strasbourg by an attacker reportedly shouting an Islamic slogan.
Usain Bolt's manager says he was a 'shy' teenager who 'didn't talk much'.
Triathlete Fabienne St Louis will be competing in the race on Saturday despite being diagnosed with cancer in December.
The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, calls for a partial ban on the burka, a day after saying a full ban might not be constitutional.
Indian monk Swami Sivananda looks amazing for his age. Have a guess how old he is.
Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg talks to Russians with fond memories of the USSR, 25 years after its collapse.
Australia blocks the sale of Ausgrid, the country's biggest energy grid, to two Chinese companies over security concerns.
Normandy firefighters rush to douse a fire at a major church - only to find that the "smoke" was a swarm of flying ants.
The United States Olympic Committee apologies for the "unacceptable behaviour" of four US swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.
Aerial photos have been released showing Islamic State (IS) militants using "human shields" to escape the northern Syrian town of Manbij.
China's internet regulator demands stricter controls over the hugely popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for websites.
Amber Heard donates her $7m (£5.3m) divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charities working with abused women and ill children.
A photograph of Australia's prime minister giving some money to a beggar has "gone viral" for all the wrong reasons.
The Mexican government's human rights body accuses police of killing 22 people in extrajudicial executions during a raid on a drug cartel in Michoacan.