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Wall Street market report

August 26, 2014 - 4:34pm
Wall Street Market Report

Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

August 26, 2014 - 4:30pm
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

The Spanish mayor and the bra protest

August 26, 2014 - 4:21pm
Spanish mayor's rape comment prompts resignation calls

Hollande names new French cabinet

August 26, 2014 - 4:02pm
French President Francois Hollande names a new government under Prime Minister Manual Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against spending cuts.

Explosion kills two in Argentina

August 26, 2014 - 3:49pm
At least two people have been killed in Argentina, in a powerful explosion at a shop that sold gas cylinders near the capital, Buenos Aires.

GB claim dressage silver at Worlds

August 26, 2014 - 3:31pm
Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro steers Great Britain to team dressage silver at the World Equestrian Games.

Man Utd sign Di Maria for £59.7m

August 26, 2014 - 3:16pm
Manchester United sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m.

Russians in Ukraine 'by accident'

August 26, 2014 - 3:02pm
Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian sources say, as a key summit is held in Belarus.

Can Hollande recover from French revolt?

August 26, 2014 - 2:54pm
Can President Hollande recover from French revolt?

'1,400 children abused' in Rotherham

August 26, 2014 - 1:17pm
At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report finds.

Day in pictures: 26 August 2014

August 26, 2014 - 1:11pm
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Watson loses to Cirstea in US Open

August 26, 2014 - 1:04pm
Heather Watson suffers a 6-1 6-1 defeat against world ranked 80 Sorana Cirstea in the first round at the US Open.

Fight for leg room diverts flight

August 26, 2014 - 12:36pm
A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining.

UK Ebola patient gets test drug

August 26, 2014 - 12:25pm
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.

UN helicopter crashes in South Sudan

August 26, 2014 - 12:15pm
The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan killing three crew - unconfirmed reports say it was shot down.

Woman kills leopard in long battle

August 26, 2014 - 12:14pm
An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.

Salmond claims TV debate 'momentum'

August 26, 2014 - 11:34am
Alex Salmond says motivation, morale and momentum are with Yes Scotland after latest TV debate with Better Together leader Alistair Darling.

South Africa economy avoids recession

August 26, 2014 - 11:22am
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.

How Norway avoided the 'curse of oil'

August 26, 2014 - 10:54am
How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

Deadly Brazil prison riot 'ends'

August 26, 2014 - 10:41am
Officials in Brazil say a prison riot in which at least five inmates were killed has ended and the prisoners have been transferred to other jails.