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Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

August 28, 2014 - 9:33pm
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

Murray breezes into US Open last 32

August 28, 2014 - 9:30pm
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.

Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

August 28, 2014 - 9:08pm
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

August 28, 2014 - 8:35pm
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'

August 28, 2014 - 8:31pm
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers

August 28, 2014 - 8:29pm
Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.

Argentine mother tracks down son's killer

August 28, 2014 - 8:22pm
Mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer

Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

August 28, 2014 - 8:13pm
Middle Eastern haven in the American south

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

August 28, 2014 - 8:09pm
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

August 28, 2014 - 8:09pm
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

August 28, 2014 - 8:02pm
Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

August 28, 2014 - 8:02pm
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

August 28, 2014 - 7:51pm
The millionaires who rescue people at sea

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

August 28, 2014 - 7:51pm
The millionaires who rescue people at sea

IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'

August 28, 2014 - 7:26pm
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.

IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'

August 28, 2014 - 7:26pm
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

August 28, 2014 - 7:15pm
Brazilian police arrest eight members of a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

August 28, 2014 - 7:15pm
Brazilian police arrest eight members of a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Diana's Bake Off exit announced

August 28, 2014 - 7:10pm
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.

Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted'

August 28, 2014 - 7:05pm
West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.