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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Monday, May 04 2015 05:15 PM

GlobalNews: 04 May 15 PM Israel protests 'reveal open wound'

Monday, May 04 2015 02:26 PM

US raid after cartoon attack / Climate drives new era in Arctic sea....

GlobalNews: 04 May 15 AM Nigeria's hostages speak

Sunday, May 03 2015 10:53 PM

Baltimore's curfew lifted / UK election tablet / Migrants rescued from sea...

GlobalNews: 03 May 15: IS militants kill Yazidis

Saturday, May 02 2015 06:32 PM

300 Yazidis held by IS reported killed near Mosul / Nepal government: No more earthquake survivors / The United Kingdom celebrates Princess birth...

GlobalNews: 02 May 15 Baltimore officers under arrest

Friday, May 01 2015 08:28 PM

Racing against time, Nepal asks for more aid / Stand By Me singer Ben E King dead at 76 / And song heralds the identification of a new bird species....

GlobalNews: 01 May 15 PM Nepal calls for more foreign help

Friday, May 01 2015 03:20 PM

Istanbul police clash with protestors on May Day / Tesla unveils batteries to power homes / Bullet train on Japanese PM's agenda in California visit....

GlobalNews: 01 May 15 AM New lead in Baltimore police inquiry

Friday, May 01 2015 12:15 AM

Chilean volcano erupts again / Mercury mission ends with bang / Honesty Day: the best and worst liars....

GlobalNews: 30 Apr 15 PM Pakistan jails ten men for Malala attack

Thursday, April 30 2015 02:35 PM

Boy rescued from Nepal earthquake rubble / Vietnam PM says US 'committed barbarous crimes' during war / UN Jazz Day....

GlobalNews: 30 Apr 15 AM: CAR peacekeepers abuse claim

Wednesday, April 29 2015 10:47 PM

Japan PM regrets World War 2 aggression / Libya migrant smugglers / Russian spacecraft out of control / Founder of Weight Watchers dies...

GlobalNews: 29 Apr 15 PM Relief starts reaching Nepal villages

Wednesday, April 29 2015 04:27 PM

North Korea 'executed 15 people' / Saudi king announces new heirs / Chinese student helps disabled friend by giving him piggy-backs....

GlobalNews: 29 Apr 15 AM Indonesia executes drugs prisoners

Tuesday, April 28 2015 11:39 PM

Nigerian army 'rescues 300 females' / Obama condemns Baltimore 'criminals' / When Queen Elizabeth partied with the crowds...

GlobalNews: 28 Apr 15 PM Earthquake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'

Tuesday, April 28 2015 02:28 PM

Finland on alert over suspected submarine / Google offers cash to Europe's media / Women speak about ordeal with Cleveland kidnapper....

GlobalNews: 28 Apr 15 AM Nepal death toll above 4,000

Monday, April 27 2015 11:00 PM

Nepal earthquake death toll rises above 4,000 as international rescue operation is underway / UN inquiry blames Israel for attacks on schools in Gaza war...

GlobalNews: 27 Apr 15 PM Nepal earthquake aid effort stepped up

Monday, April 27 2015 02:20 PM

Burundi police battle protestors / Large seizure of ivory in Thailand / US NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba....

GlobalNews: 27 Apr 15 AM 2500 killed in Nepal earthquake

Sunday, April 26 2015 11:00 PM

2,500 dead in Nepal earthquake while hundreds of thousands spend second night outdoors / Protests in Burundi leave at least 2 dead...

GlobalNews: 26 Apr 15: Nepal Earthquake

Saturday, April 25 2015 07:25 PM

Many hundreds killed in 7.8 earthquake / Rebels set to take key Syrian city / Alice Adventures in Wonderland - under London's Waterloo Station....

GlobalNews: 25 Apr 15 Karachi activist assassinated

Friday, April 24 2015 11:45 PM

Sabeen Mehmud killed in drive-by shooting / Baltimore police custody death / European football finance / Great art across continents...

GlobalNews: 24 March 15 PM Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign'

Friday, April 24 2015 03:15 PM

Gallipoli 100 years on / Miliband attacks 'UK failure' on Libya / The world of orchids....

GlobalNews: 24 Apr 15 AM EU agreement on migrant crisis

Thursday, April 23 2015 09:07 PM

US drone strike accidentally killed two hostages / Armenia victims of Ottoman killings canonised / And why Hubble still matters 25 years on...

GlobalNews: 23 Apr 15 PM European Union faces decision time on migrants

Thursday, April 23 2015 02:54 PM

Marches in South Africa against xenophobic attacks / Nigeria targets last Boko Haram bases / YouTube turns 10....

GlobalNews: 23 Apr 15 AM Breakthrough for Ebola cure?

Wednesday, April 22 2015 11:00 PM

An experimental drug used on monkeys could be a cure for Ebola / Saudi's new assertive role in the region / Thousands of refugees flee Burundi / Do bees like pesticides?...

GlobalNews: 22 Apr 15 PM Saudi-led jets resume Yemen strikes

Wednesday, April 22 2015 02:46 PM

European Union charges Gazprom with market abuse / Franco-Algerian man 'planned church attacks'....

GlobalNews: 22 Apr 15 AM Saudis end Yemen air campaign

Tuesday, April 21 2015 10:46 PM

Saudi-led coalition ends its bombing campaign against Yemeni rebels / US DEA head to step down / British financial trader arrested over Wall Street 'Flash Crash' / Norwegian court jails five men for hunting wolves....

GlobalNews: 21 Apr 15 PM Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years

Tuesday, April 21 2015 02:37 PM

South African army to tackle migrant attacks / Auschwitz guard admits 'moral guilt' / Japan train sets new speed record....

GlobalNews: 21 Apr 15 AM EU plan for migrant crisis

Monday, April 20 2015 11:00 PM

EU presents 10 point plan to deal with migrant crisis / Saudi air raids in Yemen continue...

GlobalNews: 20 Apr 15 PM New migrant boat alerts as EU meets

Monday, April 20 2015 02:31 PM

China unveils Pakistan super highway / BBC's rare access to Yemeni battleground / Greek far right leaders go on trial / Remote control art....

GlobalNews: 20 Apr 15 AM Migrant deaths put pressure on EU

Sunday, April 19 2015 11:32 PM

Hundreds held over South African violence / Is Britain's acting talent too privileged? / The Archbishop of Canterbury on Christians' fate in the Middle East....

GlobalNews: 19 Apr 15 South African Xenophobia

Saturday, April 18 2015 11:45 PM

Afghan president condemns Jalalabad attack / Dispute over Goebbels' estate / The 150 thousand dollar deckchair...

GlobalNews: 18 Apr 15: Saddam right-hand man 'killed'

Friday, April 17 2015 10:20 PM

Italy Libyan migrants / Zimbabweans protest over South Africa anti-immigrant attacks / Argentina acts over Falklands oil / Smart fishing waders...

GlobalNews: 17 Apr 15 PM Emotional tributes to Alps crash dead

Friday, April 17 2015 04:25 PM

Sicilian fishing boat seized off Libyan coast is recaptured / Hans Solo and Chewbacca star in new Star Wars trailer....

GlobalNews: 17 Apr 15 AM Migrants killed in 'religious clash'

Friday, April 17 2015 12:18 AM

British political leaders in election debate / Another pro-Russian figure killed in Ukraine / Planes to hold more luggage....

GlobalNews: 16 Apr 15 PM March in South Africa against xenophobic attacks

Thursday, April 16 2015 03:00 PM

Putin condemns Kiev over 'blockade' / Al Shabab recruiting in Kenyan towns / Scans reveal why knuckles go 'crack'....

GlobalNews: 16 Apr 15 AM EU under pressure over migrants

Wednesday, April 15 2015 09:54 PM

Colombia ceasefire under threat / South Korea remembers victims of ferry disaster / Fast food workers strike in 200 American cities...

GlobalNews: 15 Apr 15 PM European Union accuses Google of search 'abuse'

Wednesday, April 15 2015 02:41 PM

UN urges action to save migrants / US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains / Bergen-Belsen liberated 70 years ago....

GlobalNews: 15 April 15AM Cuba off US terror list

Tuesday, April 14 2015 05:30 PM

8,000 migrants picked up in the Mediterranean since Friday / Why election candidates are annoyed at symbols of dust pans and vanity cases / Percy Sledge dies....

GlobalNews: 14 Apr 15 PM Nigeria girls remembered one year on

Tuesday, April 14 2015 03:56 PM

Ukraine fighting despite truce talks / Japan court blocks nuclear restart / Will robots destroy our livelihoods?...

GlobalNews: 14 Apr 15 AM Missing Nigerian girls 'spotted'

Monday, April 13 2015 11:49 PM

A 3rd Republican challenger for the White House / How Saudi women keep fit / How chess champions cheat...

GlobalNews: 13 Apr 15 PM German author Gunter Grass dies

Monday, April 13 2015 02:25 PM

Iran halts Saudi pilgrimage flights / Robot gets stuck inside Fukushima nuclear reactor / Herdwick shepherd: The life that has transfixed 50,000 people....

GlobalNews: 13 Apr 15 AM: Clinton bid for President

Sunday, April 12 2015 10:22 PM

Turkey fury at Pope 'genocide' claim / Brazil anti-government protests / Tehran Symphony Orchestra revival...

GlobalNews: 12 Apr 15 Obama meets Castro

Sunday, April 12 2015 12:12 AM

Historic meeting between US and Cuba / What does Joan of Arc mean to France today? / Clinton:the musical...

GlobalNews: 11 Apr 15 Clinton to announce presidential bid

Friday, April 10 2015 11:00 PM

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential bid / Obama and Castro to meet / Indian anger over release in Pakistan...

GlobalNews: 10 Apr 15 PM Pakistan bails Mumbai 'mastermind'

Friday, April 10 2015 03:49 PM

Obama set for key Castro meeting / Gaza police seize Banksy artwork / Cricket legend Benaud dies aged 84....

GlobalNews: 10 Apr 15 AM PLO-Assad deal over Yarmouk?

Thursday, April 09 2015 11:39 PM

Palestinians back Syrian army drive to oust IS militants / US-Cuba thaw raises summit hopes / English oil rush...

GlobalNews: 09 Apr 15 PM France's TV5Monde 'hacked by IS'

Thursday, April 09 2015 02:05 PM

Milan court shooting / India software boss jailed for fraud / Asparagus drone crashes....

GlobalNews: 09 Apr 15 AM Boston bomber guilty

Wednesday, April 08 2015 06:00 PM

Boston bomber could face the death penalty / Aid supplies begin to arrive in Yemen / Protests over S Carolina shooting...

GlobalNews: 08 Apr 15 PM Yemen rebels push into central Aden

Wednesday, April 08 2015 02:50 PM

US police officer on murder charge / Greek PM Tsipras in Moscow for talks / Islamic state launches English-language radio bulletins....

GlobalNews: 08 Apr 15 AM US weapon support in Yemen

Tuesday, April 07 2015 11:06 PM

US Republican Rand Paul is running for President / The Christian minority in India / Freedom after 30 years of wrongful imprisonment....

GlobalNews: 07 Apr 15 PM Battle rages for Yemen 'ghost city'

Tuesday, April 07 2015 02:48 PM

Iraqi mass graves exhumed in Tikrit / Indian 'sandalwood smugglers' killed / The auctioning of America Pie manuscript....

GlobalNews: 07 Apr 15 AM Jury out on Boston bombing

Monday, April 06 2015 10:57 PM

Conflict crisis in Yemen / Online after life / Football in eastern Ukraine...

GlobalNews: 06 Apr 15 PM Kenya bombs Somalia al Shabab bases

Monday, April 06 2015 02:13 PM

Aid flights to Yemen held back / Australians' death row appeal fails / Squid inspired camouflage....

GlobalNews: 06 Apr 15 AM Green light for Red Cross

Sunday, April 05 2015 11:13 PM

Saudi-led coalition authorises Yemen aid / Hundreds flee Yarmouk camp / Kenya massacre coverage anger/ Chicago mayoral election fight...

GlobalNews: 05 Apr 15 Kenyans mourn massacre victims

Saturday, April 04 2015 11:11 PM

We hear from one girl who survived by hiding in a cupboard / Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance / Corruption crackdown in Ukraine / Restarting world's biggest science experiment...