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Mayor resigns over taxi rapist

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 5:27pm
A mayor has resigned after a taxi driver he recommended was found to have been convicted of rape, a council says.

US steps up sanctions over Iran

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 5:25pm
The US has imposed fresh sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.

Obama's 'no strategy' gaffe on IS

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 5:02pm
Obama's gaffe on Islamic State reveals political truth

Russian rouble falls to new low

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:59pm
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:53pm
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:48pm
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:43pm
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

Not the Balotelli show - Rodgers

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:28pm
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club's harmony will not be affected by the arrival of Mario Balotelli.

Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:26pm
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:08pm
The quest to find the perfect party anthem.

VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:59pm
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:58pm
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:52pm
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets.

Search as boy, 12, swept into sea

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:48pm
A major search is under way after a 12-year-old boy was swept into the sea off Anglesey.

UK's terror threat level raised

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:42pm
The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

Who's next? Tory MPs linked to UKIP

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:31pm
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

Egged MP suspends campaign tour

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:25pm
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "coordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.

Post-natal care lacking, say midwives

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 2:59pm
A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.

Brazil's economy enters recession

BBC World News - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 2:54pm
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

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