20 September 2014 Last updated at 05:39 ET

Wig case against Nicki Minaj rejectedNicki Minaj

The rapper's former hair stylist claimed she'd stolen his designs to boost her career, but a judge didn't agree. Newsbeat


The Gimp Man of Essex'Gimp Man' aims to spark debate

A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.

Man reaches for dropped iPhoneFirst buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6 Watch

The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.

Rose Wylie with her painting PV Windows and FloorboardsArtist wins top painting prize at 80

Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.

Chinese President Xi Jinping reads a statement after a meeting with Indian prime minster Narendra Modi at Hyderabad house in New Delhi, India, 18 September 2014'Eleven Jinping' TV anchor fired

Indian state TV fires an anchor who referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jinping, apparently confusing his name with Roman numerals.

Photo of Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus in Mexico flag stunt row

Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day. Newsbeat

EdinburghItalian separatists' Edinburgh gaffe

Italy's Northern League gets Scottish capital mixed up first with Hamburg, then with Strasbourg.

Banana skinSlippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Boxer shorts'Saggy pants' made legal in Florida

Ocala city takes back a ban on baggy trousers that threatened jail time. Newsbeat

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    Mauritania changes its weekend to do more business with Europe


  • Bunscoill Ghaelgagh signLinguistic revival

    Northern Ireland school brings back Manx language


  • Projected images of soldiers' figures in new IWM trenches displayLong shadows

    How do you commemorate war without glamorising it?


  • Cute little fatty

    Photos of the rare pygmy hippo born in Swedish zoo

  • Telling stories

    When historical fiction is more truthful than historical fact

  • Rock and roll

    Scientists solve Death Valley's 'sliding rocks' puzzle

  • Blow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

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