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China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
How Americans join the fight in Syria
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
"Where is Falcao going to fit in? Well, who cares, just let him score goals" - Phil Neville on Man Utd's loan signing.
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
The FBI are investigating after many famous women have had their nude photographs posted online anonymously after being hacked.
How corals stir up their world to draw in nutrients
Andy Murray says he is close to playing his best tennis after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
As the transfer window closes, who can be satisfied with their business and who will be left with regrets?
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Labour MP Jim Murphy is resuming his street tour of Scotland ahead of the independence referendum, following its suspension last week.
Superfast computer technology is to be piloted in the Highlands in a project involving Fujitsu, Highland Council and Energy North.
Children's entertainers The Singing Kettle announce they are calling it a day and will stop performing early next year.
Water voles - one of the UK's rarest animals - have re-established a population at an RSPB Scotland reserve in the Highlands.
Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.