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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Chinese events organiser Churan Zheng gets free company menstrual leave and says that in her view it is an essential option for all women.
Tens of thousands of Syrians are fleeing the daily shelling and airstrikes, each with their own desperately sad stories.
Ronnie O'Sullivan powers into the semi-finals of the UK Championship with a 6-2 victory over Mark Williams.
Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian poll heralds new hope for the country.
Police say an inquiry into abuse claims involving ex-PM Sir Edward Heath is exploring "significant" lines.
The pilot of an airliner with 128 people on board suffers a heart attack as he taxies the plane to the runway at Glasgow Airport.
US military veterans will protest alongside activists in North Dakota against an oil pipeline.
A man is charged with murder after another man died following an assault at an immigration facility.
The BBC's James Cook visits the Standing Rock camps, where activists have built a community.
Iceland's Pirate Party is asked by the president to try to form a new government, after snap elections.
Friends sometimes used stand-ins for its main characters, and more news nuggets.
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
England are chasing a record-equalling 14th straight win and although they beat Australia 3-0 in the summer, James Haskell is expecting another tough game on Saturday.
New rules on car seats are being brought in but what are they and will parents need to buy replacements?