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  • Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:35:14 GMT)

    Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says. ... Read


  • US bank in record $16.7bn settlement
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:12 GMT)

    Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis. ... Read


  • US Ebola patients out of hospital
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:19:00 GMT)

    One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital. ... Read


  • Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:56 GMT)

    A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted. ... Read


  • Indonesia court upholds Widodo win
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:41:53 GMT)

    Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto. ... Read


  • Boko Haram 'control police academy'
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:54:13 GMT)

    Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC. ... Read


  • Israel kills top Hamas commanders
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:18:58 GMT)

    An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security". ... Read


  • Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:53:40 GMT)

    The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk. ... Read


  • Norway killer's father 'feels guilt'
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:05 GMT)

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book. ... Read


  • Belgian PM's laptop stolen from car
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:46:38 GMT)

    A thief breaks into the car of outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo, stealing his laptop, but officials deny state secrets were taken. ... Read


  • Thailand coup general named as PM
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:16 GMT)

    Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote. ... Read


  • Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:59:09 GMT)

    Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards. ... Read


  • Chinese cult murder trial opens
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:47:55 GMT)

    The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province. ... Read




  • Ferguson 'calm' after Holder visit
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:30 GMT)

    Tensions in the Missouri town where a black teenager was killed by police on 9 August eased after a visit by the US attorney general, police say. ... Read


  • Canada MP quits party over Gaza
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:24:19 GMT)

    A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza. ... Read


  • Guatemalan top general dies in crash
  • (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:11:28 GMT)

    The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says. ... Read


  • Silva runs for Brazilian presidency
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:55 GMT)

    The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week. ... Read



  • S Africa MPs halt president's speech
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:07 GMT)

    An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money." ... Read


  • Imran Khan quits Pakistan talks
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:45:22 GMT)

    Pakistan's political crisis deepens after opposition leader Imran Khan says he is quitting talks with the government until PM Nawaz Sharif resigns. ... Read


  • Indian Super League set for draft
  • (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:55:12 GMT)

    Eight teams prepare for the Indian Super League's player draft as football aims to rival cricket for popularity in the country. ... Read


  • Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:40:55 GMT)

    Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley. ... Read


  • Russian returns imported French pate
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:36 GMT)

    Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions. ... Read


  • Iran MPs dismiss science minister
  • (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:07 GMT)

    Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani. ... Read


  • US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:10:10 GMT)

    US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley. ... Read


  • GCSE grades rise, but fall in English
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:08:50 GMT)

    Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system ... Read


  • BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:50:25 GMT)

    The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says. ... Read


  • Russia widens McDonald's food probe
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:55:51 GMT)

    Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards. ... Read


  • Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:01 GMT)

    Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (5.8bn). ... Read





  • KSC Lokeren v Hull City
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:32:03 GMT)

    Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between KSC Lokeren and Hull City. ... Read


  • Cast of South African soap sacked
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:41:47 GMT)

    The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts. ... Read


  • Emma Stone to make Broadway debut
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:47:22 GMT)

    Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles. ... Read


  • Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:10 GMT)

    Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules. ... Read



  • VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:27 GMT)

    Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken. ... Read





  • VIDEO: Mass rally as Hamas leaders buried
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:45:43 GMT)

    Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza for the funerals of three senior senior Hamas military commanders who were killed in an Israeli rocket strike. ... Read


  • VIDEO: The threat posed by Dutch jihadists
  • (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:38:19 GMT)

    Islamic State militants have been accused of a number of atrocities in Iraq and Syria - but it is not just people from the region who have been fighting for the group. ... Read















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