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Ex-children's head 'must quit'

Thu, 2014-08-28 21:00
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.

Pakistan army to mediate in protest

Thu, 2014-08-28 20:51
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.

'Dead' Indian activist found alive

Thu, 2014-08-28 20:20
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.

Japan's economy signals weakness

Thu, 2014-08-28 20:11
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

Farage sights set on more defections

Thu, 2014-08-28 20:10
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

Thu, 2014-08-28 19:22
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

UN peacekeepers held in Golan

Thu, 2014-08-28 18:50
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.

Argentina general strike 'success'

Thu, 2014-08-28 18:13
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

Thu, 2014-08-28 17:33
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

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