BBC World Service
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Organisers keep details of ceremony secret as the world prepares for Olympics to start, at least 13 people killed in attack on Assam marketplace, why some Russians revere Ivan the Terrible
Anxiety within ANC over election that's seen as referendum on Zuma presidency, why China jailed outspoken human rights lawyer, Boko Haram in leadership split, the bar where you can't use a mobile-phone
With most votes counted, ANC heading for its worst result since the end of Apartheid; Donald Trump's wife rejects claims she violated US visa restrictions when working as a model in the 1990s; Letting sleeping birds fly - how do they stay aloft and sleep at the same time ?
Anger as ministers are fired from South Sudanese government, Canadian inquiry into disappeared indigenous women, competition starts at Rio Olympics, hole in the Milky Way discovered.
All passengers evacuated safely after plane crash-lands, rebels try to break Aleppo siege, remembering the Israeli athletes killed at 1972 Munich Olympics
Obama questions why Republicans still support Trump. Lawyers track down IS slave traders. The island idyll that has everything -- except a teacher for its children.