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Swedish PM Lofven ousted in no confidence vote

Swedish PM Lofven ousted in no confidence vote

World
Sweden's prime minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament.The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that delivered a hung parliament.In Tuesday's dramatic vote, 204 MPs voted against Mr Lofven while 142 voted in favour. Parliament's speaker will now propose a new leader - a process that could take weeks.Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while his replacement is decided on.What happens next?Mr Lofven, the leader of the centre-left Social Democrats, came to power in 2014. His centre-left alliance won 144 seats in this month's election, one more than the centre-right opposition.Neither of the main bloc...
Goal of the month: Vote for your favourite from August

Goal of the month: Vote for your favourite from August

Sports
There were some incredible goals in the first month of the new Premier League season. Vote for your favourite from August from the six options in the voting section of this page.The vote closes at 23:15 BST on Sunday, 2 September and the winner will be announced on Match of the Day 2. If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote.Download and listen to the latest Football Daily podcast Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
Zimbabwe election: First vote without Mugabe

Zimbabwe election: First vote without Mugabe

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Voters in Zimbabwe are going to the polls in the country's first election without the involvement of long-time leader Robert Mugabe.The country's founding president, Mr Mugabe, was ousted last year after almost four decades in power.The main contenders in the presidential vote are incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa, of the ruling Zanu-PF party, and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.Parliamentary and local elections are also taking place on Monday.Polls give Mr Mnangagwa, thought to be 75, a narrow lead over his 40-year-old rival, who leads the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) Alliance.On Sunday, Mr Mugabe - who first came to power after independence in 1980 - said he would not vote for his successor.Th...
Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

Technology
The official Vote Leave campaign spent more than £2.7m on targeting ads at specific groups of people on Facebook - helping it to win the 2016 EU referendum.The US social media giant has now released these ads to a committee of MPs investigating fake news - meaning everyone, not just those they were originally aimed at, can now see them.The ads, created by Canadian company Aggregate AIQ, often focused on specific issues - such as immigration or animal rights - thought likely to push the buttons of certain groups of people, based on their age, where they lived and other personal data taken from social media and other sources.The 120 pages of documents appear to back up the findings of the Electoral Commission, which ruled last week that Vote Leave bro...
Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Business
MPs have backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The government won a key vote in the Commons by 415 votes to 119 - a majority of 296. Tory MPs were under orders to support the government - but Boris Johnson, a leading opponent of expansion, missed the vote because he was in Afghanistan.Labour's official position was to oppose expansion, but its MPs were given a free vote. The SNP abstained.The vote was welcomed by business group the CBI as "a truly historic decision that will open the doors to a new era in the UK's global trading relationships". Kuenssberg: Real reason for Johnson's Afghan trip? 'Where's Boris?' shout Heathrow debate MPs But Greenpeace UK said it was ready to join a cross-party group of London cou...