BBC News 1 September 2014 Last updated at 21:49 ET

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Iraq forces push against jihadists

Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.


Pro-Russian rebels prepare arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine - 31 August 2014Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.

Jennifer LawrenceFBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

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  • Man in suit on the beachMondays off

    Could a four-day working week help the US economy?


  • Greylag Goose taken by Lee Acaster in LondonWildlife winners

    Image of greylag goose picks up top photography prize


  • Women doing ice bucket challengeChill factor

    How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?


  • Women in front of Windows XP posterUpgrade angst

    Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system


  • HoneybeesCreating a buzz

    Can America's honeybees be saved?


  • This photo taken on 24 July 2014 shows a golden duck in the museum at the Quanjude restaurant in BeijingTasty display

    China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute


  • Ayodeji Adewunmi, Olalekan Olude and Opeyemi Awoyemi standing outside in business attireJobbermen

    The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant


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Market index Current value Trend Variation % variation
Dow Jones 17098.45 Up 18.88 0.11%
Nasdaq 4580.27 Up 22.58 0.50%
S&P 500 2003.37 Up 6.63 0.33%
FTSE 100 6825.31 Up 5.56 0.08%
Dax 9479.03 Up 8.86 0.09%
BBC Global 30 7388.96 Up 10.85 0.15%

BBC World Service Podcasts

  • Katie Hnida in her University of Colorado days heads off the field during a gameSportshour

    NFL domestic violence punishment guidelines


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Programmes

  • Today: 01/09/2014Today Listen

    Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.


  • Panorama: Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming ScandalPanorama Watch

    Alison Holt investigates the grooming and sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham.


  • From Our Own Correspondent: The Lucky CountryFrom Our Own Correspondent Listen

    Australia's tough immigration policy taken to court and other reporters' stories.


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