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The "exceptional decision" follows a pact between Australia, the US and UK, which scuppered a French deal.
- Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians
An inquiry finds the strike, days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a family - not militants.
- Robert Durst convicted: US millionaire found guilty of first-degree murder
Durst was convicted of killing his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, and is likely to die in prison.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84
Bouteflika led Algeria for 20 years, but his bid for a fifth term led to huge protests in 2019.
- Canada election: Why it takes 30 years to buy a house in Canada
Canada's skyrocketing housing costs have become a key election issue this year.
- Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans
Climate plans of more than 100 countries show we're heading in the wrong direction, the UN says.
- Police warn of threats ahead of right-wing rally at US Capitol
Fencing has been erected at the US Capitol to prevent chaos similar to the 6 January pro-Trump riot.
- Pele: Brazil football legend 'recovering well' says daughter
Brazilian legend Pele is "recovering well" from a recent operation, his daughter says, after he had been readmitted to intensive care.
- Covid-19: US FDA recommends booster jabs for over 65s
However, a proposal to fully approve boosters for everyone aged 16 and over was rejected.
- England overhauls Covid-19 travel rules
Fully vaccinated travellers will also no longer need to take PCR tests, says the transport secretary.
- Afghanistan: Taliban morality police replace women's ministry
The Taliban appear to have shut the women's affairs ministry and brought back a feared morality unit.
- 'The Universe is so vast'
The three men make a safe return after 90 days in space - China's longest ever crewed mission.
- Chess icon sues Netflix for Queen's Gambit portrayal
Nona Gaprindashvili files a defamation lawsuit claiming she was incorrectly portrayed in the series.
- US immigration: Thousands gather under bridge at US-Mexico border in growing crisis
The mostly Haitian migrants are sleeping under the Del Rio bridge in squalid conditions.
- Afghanistan: The escape of the whirling dancer
How the only female whirling dancer in Afghanistan made it out of Kabul.
- Ros Atkins On? the ethics of Covid booster jabs
Ros Atkins looks at the ethics of Western countries rolling out Covid booster jabs while millions globally remain unvaccinated.
- Week in pictures: 11 - 17 September 2021
A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.
- 'It's still sinking in!' - Raducanu on winning the US Open
British teenager Emma Raducanu tells BBC Breakfast about the "whirlwind" experience of winning the US Open.
- Naomi Campbell on being a mother: I have a dream child
The 51-year-old British supermodel revealed that she became a first-time mother to a girl in May.
- Priyanka Chopra sorry for role on The Activist
The show was originally pitched as a competition series but will now become a documentary.
- California fires: General Sherman and other sequoias given blankets
Fire-resistant blankets protect General Sherman and other sequoias as a California blaze closes in.
- Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers
With Thailand's capital under tight Covid restrictions, taxis are being repurposed to grow food.
- Mosquitoes sucked up by traps that mimic breathing
More than 300 traps have been deployed in the French town of HyŤres to catch mosquitos.
- North Korea reveals train-launched missile system
North Korean state media has unveiled what appears to be a new rail-based ballistic missile system.
- Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 September 2021
A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.