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'Sketchy' app sparks racism row

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:44
A new app called SketchFactor, which uses crowd-sourced data to alert users to 'sketchy' areas, is in hot water after some accuse it of being racist.

Nigeria declares Ebola emergency

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:23
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.

How to make cyber scams go pop

Fri, 2014-08-08 17:00
How Batman can help you avoid online scams

West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:46
The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.

US steps up air strikes in Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:43
The US launches a second round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and confirms that the group has taken Iraq's largest dam.

VIDEO: Nick Park on counting his sheep

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:40
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

VIDEO: Forgotten K2 climber left to freeze

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:34
Sixty years ago, Amir Mehdi was betrayed by his Italian companions and denied glory at the summit of Pakistan's K2 mountain.

Firm loses order amid Russia embargo

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:45
A Peterhead fish processor reveals it has already had an ordered cancelled following the imposition of sanctions against the EU by Russia.

Flood traps drivers and cuts power

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:43
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.

McIlroy grabs halfway lead at US PGA

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:42
World number one Rory McIlroy has the early halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.

UN camp in South Sudan 'horrific'

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:03
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.

Italian Senate to cut its powers

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:20
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.

Police incident at Swansea Marina

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:50
People are being asked to stay away from the Meridian Tower in Swansea Marina as police deal with an incident there.

Chatroom 'rape' woman sent to jail

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:36
A woman who used internet chatrooms to try to arrange for strangers to rape a former work colleague is jailed for six years.

Is Iraq going to become Obama's war?

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:30
Could Iraq become Obama's war?

Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:16
The best long reads for you to enjoy at your leisure

Your pictures: Panama

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:12
Readers' photos focusing on the country of Panama

Bank rejects offer from Ecclestone

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:09
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Why not caring about anything is only for the young

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:04
Will Self on why not caring about anything is only for the young

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:03
Tortoises' top speed and nine more nuggets from the news

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