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Indonesia court upholds Widodo win

August 21, 2014 - 11:41am
Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.

Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread

August 21, 2014 - 11:40am
How Syria's war has changed and spread in a year

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

August 21, 2014 - 11:29am
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.

US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

August 21, 2014 - 11:10am
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?

August 21, 2014 - 11:01am
Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.

VIDEO: US Ebola doctor released from hospital

August 21, 2014 - 10:51am
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has been released from hospital after treatment in the United States.

BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

August 21, 2014 - 10:50am
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

VIDEO: Protesters sleeping rough in Pakistan

August 21, 2014 - 10:30am
Thousands of demonstrators are camping outside the Pakistani parliament, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption.

Prior happy to be Buttler back-up

August 21, 2014 - 10:02am
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.

Boko Haram 'control police academy'

August 21, 2014 - 9:54am
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.

Israel kills top Hamas commanders

August 21, 2014 - 9:18am
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".

Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee

August 21, 2014 - 8:59am
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Russia widens McDonald's food probe

August 21, 2014 - 8:55am
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

I feel like a footballer - Suarez

August 21, 2014 - 8:50am
Barcelona front-man Luis Suarez says he "feels like a footballer" after making his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Leon.

Imran Khan quits Pakistan talks

August 21, 2014 - 8:45am
Pakistan's political crisis deepens after opposition leader Imran Khan says he is quitting talks with the government until PM Nawaz Sharif resigns.

Eurozone growth slows in August

August 21, 2014 - 8:32am
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.

No sex charges for undercover police

August 21, 2014 - 8:29am
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.

Di Maria wants to leave Real Madrid

August 21, 2014 - 8:19am
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.

Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast

August 21, 2014 - 8:08am
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.

Day in pictures: 21 August 2014

August 21, 2014 - 8:07am
A selection of images from around the world