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San Diego mayor Bob Filner says sorry

The mayor of San Diego, who has been battling sexual harassment allegations by 18 women and a related lawsuit, has finally bowed to calls for him to quit.

Democrat Bob Filner stood aside with an apology to the women concerned, but denied sexually harassing anyone.

His departure follows negotiations with the Californian city's council over legal fees for the lawsuit he faces.

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