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'Sex abuse' priest may be extradited

August 26, 2014 - 7:45am
The Vatican says it has stripped Jozef Wesolowski of his diplomatic immunity, clearing the way for him to face sex abuse allegations in the Dominican Republic.

Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'

August 26, 2014 - 7:26am
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.

Turkey sees rise in halal tourism

August 26, 2014 - 7:08am
Turkish resort sees rise in Islamic tourism

US sanctions Syria air surveillance

August 26, 2014 - 6:53am
US President Barack Obama authorises surveillance flights over Syria to gain intelligence on Islamic militants who control swathes of Syria and Iraq.

Deadly bombing hits Baghdad district

August 26, 2014 - 6:52am
A car bomb in a mainly Shia district of Baghdad kills at least eight people, the latest in a string of attacks heightening sectarian tensions.

First Superman comic sells for $3.2m

August 26, 2014 - 6:49am
One of the best-preserved copies of the first Superman comic sells for $3.2m (£1.9m), a record price for a comic book, according to eBay.

Anti-terror strategy has 'failed'

August 26, 2014 - 6:48am
A senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain says one of the government's key counter-terrorism strategies - known as Prevent - has failed.

Big earthquake near Iceland volcano

August 26, 2014 - 6:19am
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been hit by the largest quake since tremors began last week but experts say there are no signs of an eruption.

VIDEO: Mexico tries to tame 'Beast' train

August 26, 2014 - 6:07am
The Mexican government has unveiled new measures to prevent migrants from Central America travelling on the roofs of freight trains heading north towards the US.

US alarm at air strikes on Libya

August 26, 2014 - 5:59am
American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.

Jailed Dutchman in Peru hunger strike

August 26, 2014 - 5:59am
Dutch national Joran van der Sloot, who is in jail for murder in Peru, goes on hunger strike after being transferred to a maximum security prison.

VIDEO: Sheep found with 20kg woolly coat

August 26, 2014 - 4:41am
Two farmers in Tasmania have found a sheep they believe has been wandering wild and for six years and never been shorn.

Police stop-and-search code launched

August 26, 2014 - 4:36am
Police forces in England and Wales agree to adopt a government code of conduct on the use of their powers to stop and search members of the public.

Mumbai attack Jewish centre reopens

August 26, 2014 - 4:26am
A Jewish centre in the Indian city of Mumbai reopens, nearly six years after it was stormed by gunmen who attacked the city.

Delays for East Coast line commuters

August 26, 2014 - 4:24am
Rail commuters heading south on the East Coast Mainline are experiencing delays due to overhead wire problems.

Tepco in Fukushima suicide ruling

August 26, 2014 - 4:17am
A court orders the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay damages to the family of an evacuee who killed herself.

Mozilla launches $33 smartphone

August 26, 2014 - 4:17am
Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90).

VIDEO: Women refugees break rules to survive

August 26, 2014 - 4:13am
Many women who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan find they have to go against tribal customs at the relief camp to get access to food and medical facilities.

Strong pound 'ravages' WPP results

August 26, 2014 - 4:05am
Global advertising giant WPP sees profits rise in the first half of this year, but says it has been hit by the "ravages" of a strong sterling.

VIDEO: Aurora Australis filmed from space

August 26, 2014 - 3:32am
The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, filmed from the International Space Station.