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Goalie punched rival over beard tug

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:39
An Irish league footballer is convicted of assaulting a rival player who repeatedly pulled on his beard in a nightclub.

GB men's eight reach World final

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:37
Britain's men's eight are through to Sunday's World Championship final after beating Russia to win the repechage in Amsterdam.

Festival security allow laughing gas

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:34
Widespread consumption of laughing gas at one of the UK's top dance festivals is exposed by a BBC investigation - as security turn a blind eye.

Zimbabwe police beat 'job seekers'

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:24
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.

McDonald's in Moscow court appeal

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:17
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.

Brown and Darling in referendum call

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:15
Gordon Brown appears alongside his former chancellor Alistair Darling to call on Scottish voters to reject independence.

UK offers £10m more in aid to Iraq

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:13
Justine Greening says the humanitarian situation in Iraq is "deeply worrying" as the UK offers £10m more in aid.

Baby found in rubbish bin in America

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:05
A mother in Salt Lake City is arrested after her newborn baby is found dumped in a neighbour's bin.

VIDEO: Protester interrupts Gordon Brown speech

Wed, 2014-08-27 08:02
A supporter of Scottish independence interrupts a speech by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Dundee.

VIDEO: Cheers and tears after Man Utd rout

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:47
Some Manchester United fans have reacted angrily after their 4-0 defeat by League One side Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:44
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.

Banksy sale raises £400k for club

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:15
A Banksy artwork that was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club is sold to a private collector for £403,000.

'Mercedes must lay down the law'

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:12
BBC Sport's Allan McNish says Mercedes must now do something after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's clash in Belgium.

VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:12
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.

Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:00
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.

Sturgeon predicts Shetland oil boom

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:51
Shetland is on the cusp of a "second oil boom", the deputy first minister predicts during a referendum campaign visit to the islands.

Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:50
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:44
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:23
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.

Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

Wed, 2014-08-27 06:19
News images from around the world: 27 August

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