The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

The odd objects looted by the British from in 1814

Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

As a youth football coach, Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

Middle Eastern haven in the south

Iceland eruption triggers red alert

The Icelandic Met raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.

Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?

Can fix its financial troubles?

South Korea military under fire over abuse

South ‘s military under fire over abuse

The Indian journalists' #TwitterPasswords

Were journalists asked to hand over their Twitter passwords?

US film-maker William Greaves dies

The US film-maker and Emmy-winning , William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.

France urges special Libya support

French President Francois Hollande calls for an “exceptional” UN in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.

'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees

The speaker of Niger’s parliament flees the after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.

India cow row 'settled by DNA tests'

A woman in southern India is set to win a to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.

Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Rooney named new England captain

Manchester striker Wayne Rooney is named new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.

Russia to start car scrappage scheme

says it will introduce a new scrappage scheme worth 10bn roubles to try to boost flagging car sales.