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'New mass abduction' in Nigeria

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:43
Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram.

Man jailed for stepdaughter's murder

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:39
A man found guilty of the "violent and vicious" murder of his stepdaughter is jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

Are we suffering from consumption?

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:34
Will Self is suffering from consumption - no, not that kind

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:33
How many fish can a 'salmon cannon' fire? And more nuggets.

Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:31
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Epileptic woman robbed while fitting

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:31
A "despicable" couple who robbed a woman while she suffered an epileptic fit - and then burgled her home - is jailed at Swansea Crown Court.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:24
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Dungavel detainee tested for Ebola

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:11
A female detainee who took ill at Dungavel Detention Centre in South Lanarkshire is taken to hospital to undergo tests for Ebola.

Jobs lost as shipbuilder goes bust

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:10
The last remaining shipyard on the lower Clyde - Ferguson in Port Glasgow - goes into administration with the loss of 70 jobs.

VIDEO: Pope poses for 'selfie' in S Korea

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:58
Pope Francis poses for a 'selfie' photograph at an Asian youth meeting in South Korea.

Van Gaal 'questioned' Rooney captaincy

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:52
Louis van Gaal says he wondered if Man Utd's captaincy was affecting Wayne Rooney but feels he is the right choice.

VIDEO: Giant turtle cruises Sydney Harbour

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:49
A giant inflatable turtle has drawn crowds of tourists in Sydney Harbour.

Record high for university places

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:41
A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.

Friday's gossip column

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:37
Raheem Sterling is set to quadruple his wages at Liverpool, Vargas for Arsenal, Fellaini loan move stalls and more.

VIDEO: Mystery of Russia's 'empty' trucks

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:08
A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine is opened up to journalists at the border.

Boss 'put rugby tickets on expenses'

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:05
A man accused of defrauding a charity claimed expenses for four Wales rugby tickets, cat litter and pet food, Swansea Crown Court hears.

From death row to graduation ceremony

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:47
A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.

Who will be the champions?

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:36
BBC pundits, commentators and journalists predict who will win the Premier League title and who will finish in the top four.

VIDEO: Celebrities take on ice bucket challenge

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:30
The Ice Bucket Challenge involves people pouring cold water over themselves and posting videos on the internet.

Chelsea are in title hunt - Mourinho

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:08
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side can push for the Premier League title following the club's summer signings.