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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Monday, May 25 2015 02:32 PM

GlobalNews: 25 May 15 AM Elections in Europe

Sunday, May 24 2015 11:56 PM

Iraqi army criticised / Death of John Nash / Palme D'Or win.

GlobalNews: 24 May 15: Ireland votes YES

Sunday, May 24 2015 12:14 AM

Irish vote to legalise gay marriage / Oscar Romero beatified / US police officer cleared over Cleveland deaths / Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest

GlobalNews: 23 May 15 AM Colombian rebels end truce

Saturday, May 23 2015 12:00 AM

Colombian FARC rebels call off ceasefire after government attack / US State Department releases Hillary Clinton e-mails

GlobalNews: 22 May 15 PM Key Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS'

Friday, May 22 2015 03:37 PM

Bomber attacks Saudi Shia mosque / Eiffel Tower shut over pickpockets.

GlobalNews: 22 May 15 AM US admits setbacks in IS fight

Thursday, May 21 2015 11:32 PM

Luis Figo pulls out of FIFA election / Martin Luther first edition found in French library / US folk singer Joan Baez honoured by Amnesty International

GlobalNews: 21 May 15 PM Islamic State seizes Syria's Palmyra

Thursday, May 21 2015 03:45 PM

Malaysia orders migrant boat rescues / Paracetamol in pregnancy warning.

GlobalNews: 21 May 15 AM Palmyra falls to IS

Wednesday, May 20 2015 11:59 PM

Islamic State take control of world heritage site / Record fines for five of world's biggest banks / What was on Osama bin Laden's bookshelf

GlobalNews: 20 May 15 PM Boat rescued as migrant deal reached

Wednesday, May 20 2015 04:04 PM

Israel halts bus 'segregation' rules / Al-Shabab defector tells BBC why he left group / David Letterman's final Late Show.

GlobalNews: 20 May 15 AM Huge recall of cars in US

Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:06 AM

China's investment in Brazil / A handful of forefathers / Ireland's referendum on gay marriage

GlobalNews: 19 May 15 PM Afghan police jailed over mob death

Tuesday, May 19 2015 04:52 PM

Thai general election to be delayed / Prince Charles meets Gerry Adams / 'Home-brewed' morphine made possible.

GlobalNews: 19 May 15 AM EU backs migrant crisis naval force

Tuesday, May 19 2015 01:04 AM

Why global warming has risen while temperatures have slowed / The technology saving images of antiquity / Why some risk their lives more than others

GlobalNews: 18 May 15 PM Shia militias near IS-held Ramadi

Monday, May 18 2015 03:44 PM

European Union to back 'boat-destroyer' mission / BBC team detained 'like spies' while reporting in Qatar / Countdown to Eurovision Song Contest.

GlobalNews: 18 May 15 AM Ramadi falls to IS?

Sunday, May 17 2015 08:33 PM

Reports that IS capture major Iraqi city / We meet Rohinga boat people in Indonesia / President Putin--ice-hockey star.

GlobalNews: 17 May 15 AM US kills IS militant in Syira

Saturday, May 16 2015 10:24 PM

Egypt's former president Morsi has been given the death sentence / Pope calls Abbas 'Angel of Peace' / Burundi hospital reprisal attacks after coup / Amy documentary.

GlobalNews: 16 May 15 Death sentence for Boston bomber

Saturday, May 16 2015 01:06 AM

Tests to start on Google's driverless car / Woody Allen at Cannes / Gerrard's last game at Anfield

GlobalNews: 15 May 15 PM IS seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi

Friday, May 15 2015 03:54 PM

Migrants rescued off Indonesia / Burundi president returns to capital / King of Blues BB king dies at 89.

GlobalNews: 15 May AM Burundi president 'back'

Friday, May 15 2015 01:20 AM

Why migrants stranded at sea off Thailand won't come ashore / Major push to find more antibiotics / Bringing nudity to Bollywood

GlobalNews: 14 May 15 PM Rivals battle for control of Burundi

Thursday, May 14 2015 04:45 PM

'10 die' on stranded migrant boat / IS advances on ancient Palmyra site / Johnny Depp in dog trouble in Australia.

GlobalNews: 14 May 15 AM: Burundi President 'deposed'

Wednesday, May 13 2015 11:56 PM

Derailed US train was speeding / Vatican recognises Palestinian statehood / Prince Charles' private letters published

GlobalNews: 13 May 15 PM Burundi general in coup attempt

Wednesday, May 13 2015 03:46 PM

Karachi Ismailis killed on bus / EU plan to take twenty thousand refugees / North Korea defence chief 'executed'.

GlobalNews: 13 May 15 AM: Nepal earthquake aftermath

Tuesday, May 12 2015 11:46 PM

Kerry and Putin hold 'frank meeting' in Sochi / FIFA anti-racism initiative / Obama Presidential Library

GlobalNews: 12 May 15 PM Dozens die in fresh Nepal earthquake

Tuesday, May 12 2015 03:07 PM

Third Bangladesh blogger murdered / Indonesia turned away migrant boat / Strokes at a younger age.

GlobalNews: 12 May 15 AM Europe's UN plan on Libya

Tuesday, May 12 2015 12:10 AM

The President of Burundi speaks / Unreported births and deaths / The nine-dollar computer

GlobalNews: 11 May 15 PM: Thailand migrant crisis

Monday, May 11 2015 03:55 PM

Yemen rebels "shoot down plane" / Greece under pressure ahead of EU meeting / Berlin Philharmonic starts choosing new leader / Tate Modern is 15 years old

GlobalNews: 11 May 15 AM Catholicism attracts Castro

Sunday, May 10 2015 11:04 PM

S Africa's opposition elects new leader / Hope for Yemen / France's numerous Chinese tourists

GlobalNews: 10 May 15 SUN US warns North Korea

Saturday, May 09 2015 07:01 PM

Russia stages massive VE parade despite Western boycott/ Liberia declared ebola free / And the art of forgery - We hear from a master forger

GlobalNews: 09 MAY 15 AM EU referendum for UK

Friday, May 08 2015 11:58 PM

Global reaction to UK Conservative win / Five day ceasefire from Tuesday proposed in Yemen / Citizen militias help Afghanistan government / Russia's lost soldiers.

GlobalNews: 8 May 15 PM: Conservatives win UK election

Friday, May 08 2015 04:11 PM

Cameron defies polls / Miliband, Clegg, Farage resign / SNP landslide in Scotland / VE day commemorations

GlobalNews: 8 May 15 UK exit poll predicts Conservative win

Friday, May 08 2015 12:00 AM

Exit poll after UK election predicts Conservatives largest party / Saudi Arabia proposes Yemen ceasefire

GlobalNews: 07 May 15 PM Afghanistan forces defend key city

Thursday, May 07 2015 03:38 PM

Thai police moved over trafficking / UK party leaders cast their votes / Skin lighteners.

GlobalNews: 07 May 15 AM: Israel coalition deal

Wednesday, May 06 2015 11:01 PM

Reuniting families in South Sudan / Spanish domestic football suspended / Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies

GlobalNews: 06 May 15 PM Germanwings pilot 'had tried Alps crash descent'

Wednesday, May 06 2015 05:19 PM

Four to hang over Afghan mob killing / UK election campaign enters final hours / Vietnamese nail salons.

GlobalNews: 06 May 15 AM Aid delays for Nepal survivors

Wednesday, May 06 2015 01:13 AM

French female journalists' plea to end sexism / The unmarried couples banned from riding motorcycles / The politicians who raise their fists

GlobalNews: 05 May 15 PM Burundi court backs third term bid

Tuesday, May 05 2015 04:42 PM

Kerry in historic visit to Mogadishu / Saudi king sacks aide over 'slap' / Cuckoo tracking.

GlobalNews: 05 May 15 AM More bodies found after Nepali earthquake

Monday, May 04 2015 11:45 PM

French National Front founder suspended by the party / Freed Nigerian women tell of Boko Haram horror / Cannons and bells ring out for new British royal baby.

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

Monday, May 04 2015 03:26 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 11:53 PM

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

GlobalNews: 03 May 15: IS militants kill Yazidis

Saturday, May 02 2015 07:32 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 09:28 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 04:20 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 01:15 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 03:35 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 11:47 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 05:27 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

Wednesday, April 29 2015 12:39 AM

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 03:28 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

Tuesday, April 28 2015 12:00 AM

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 03:20 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

Monday, April 27 2015 12:00 AM

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 08:25 PM

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