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Legroom row diverts second US flight

August 29, 2014 - 12:56pm
A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.

India's growth hits two year high

August 29, 2014 - 12:52pm
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

Russian rouble falls to new low

August 29, 2014 - 11:59am
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

August 29, 2014 - 11:53am
The best reads from the BBC News website this week

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

August 29, 2014 - 11:52am
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

August 29, 2014 - 11:50am
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

August 29, 2014 - 11:48am
Why deciding top jobs is not key to the EU summit

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

August 29, 2014 - 11:08am
The quest to find the perfect party anthem

Kurds 'take Iraq oilfields from IS'

August 29, 2014 - 11:07am
Kurdish forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic State, but retreating militants blow up three installations.

Kurds 'take Iraq oilfields from IS'

August 29, 2014 - 11:07am
Kurdish forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic State, but retreating militants blow up three installations.

VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

August 29, 2014 - 10:59am
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

August 29, 2014 - 10:58am
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

August 29, 2014 - 10:58am
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

Day in pictures: 29 August 2014

August 29, 2014 - 10:20am
Images shot around the world over the past 24 hours

Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine

August 29, 2014 - 10:06am
Nato accuses Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels.

Brazil's economy enters recession

August 29, 2014 - 9:54am
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

Gun found at film director's home

August 29, 2014 - 9:34am
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.

Bayern sign Real Madrid's Alonso

August 29, 2014 - 9:14am
Bayern Munich sign ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.

Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

August 29, 2014 - 9:07am
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge

August 29, 2014 - 8:58am
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.