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AM: New Taliban leader calls for unity

Sunday, August 02 2015 01:35 AM

Tensions between Iraqi and Turkish Kurds / Floods in Myanmar / Binge-reading books by Donald Trump

AM: Ebola vaccine breakthrough

Saturday, August 01 2015 12:28 AM

West Bank arson attack / Extra security for Calais / Ai Wei Wei gets six-month visa

PM: Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Friday, July 31 2015 06:34 PM

Palestinian child killed in occupied West Bank / Racism in Australian rules football / Robot insect research

AM: The Taleban appoint a successor

Friday, July 31 2015 12:40 AM

Chinese military figure expelled / Salvador soldiers guard bus drivers / Obama commits US to supercomputer

PM: Investigation underway on debris in Indian Ocean

Thursday, July 30 2015 03:44 PM

Climate change impacts Bangladeshi brides / Theatre audience face choices in Senegal / Life for migrants in French port of Calais.

AM: Major breakthrough in the search for the MH370 Plane?

Thursday, July 30 2015 12:59 AM

Russia vetoes UN resolution for criminal tribunal on MH17 crash / Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013' / Delving in the secret of world of Soviet map making

PM: Afghans examine Mullah Omar 'death'

Wednesday, July 29 2015 04:23 PM

Migrant crisis in Calais / People trafficking in Benin / Cecil the Lion / Windows 10 / Grandmaster Flash

AM: Co-operation Over Eurotunnel Migrants

Wednesday, July 29 2015 12:45 AM

Spy expected out / Ancient tooth find / Private space finding

PM: Obama's warning to African leaders

Tuesday, July 28 2015 04:51 PM

Gaddafi's son sentenced to death / Disabled people in Ghana facing exile and murder / Should refugees have their own country ?

AM:Turkey US talks on IS

Tuesday, July 28 2015 01:08 AM

Search for bodies of victims of right-wing paramilitaries in Colombia / Police investigation for sex and drugs allegation Lord / Night shift working - do you know the risks?

PM: Who does Turkey see as its main enemy ?

Monday, July 27 2015 04:55 PM

Turkey attacks both IS and Kurds / Obama addresses Ethiopia on human rights / Should Washington DC remove statues of Confederate leaders ?

AM: Syria's lack of soldiers

Monday, July 27 2015 01:34 AM

Turkey calls NATO meeting / Froome wins Tour de France / Hunt for Cecil the lion's killer

AM: Obama warns Kenya over corruption

Sunday, July 26 2015 12:38 AM

Kurds tell Turkey to stop bombing / Greek migrant crisis / Afghan female poets

AM: Obama gets warm welcome in Kenya

Saturday, July 25 2015 12:29 AM

Burundi President wins third term / Fiat recalls 1.4 million cars/ 50 years since Dylan 'went electric'

PM: Turkey Strikes at IS

Friday, July 24 2015 04:18 PM

Excitement in Kenya over Obama visit / Malaria vaccine hope / Drug tests for e-gamers

PM: Greece takes steps towards next bailout

Thursday, July 23 2015 04:35 PM

Excitement in Kenya ahead of Obama's visit / Floating schools in Bangladesh / The wild men of rock

AM: Greek parliament votes on reforms

Thursday, July 23 2015 01:32 AM

Italy mafia arrests and assets taken / Gays in Islamic State / Rickshaw ban in Bangladesh

PM: Drug "may delay Alzheimer's decline"

Wednesday, July 22 2015 05:11 PM

Turkey identifies suicide-bombing suspect / Swedes anxious over fall in quality of schools / When will a woman appear on US banknotes ?

AM: US criticises Burundi election

Wednesday, July 22 2015 01:18 AM

3 Spanish journalists missing in Syria / Ebola orphans / The French Scrabble champion who can't speak French

PM: Violence flares as Burundians vote

Tuesday, July 21 2015 05:25 PM

Top Toshiba executives resign / Poland's cultural revival / Liberian boy footballers trafficked

AM:Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs

Tuesday, July 21 2015 12:51 AM

US and Cuba hail thawed full diplomatic relations / Blatter says world football's governing body will be reformed following corruption allegations / And the search for alien life

PM: Chadian ex-President on Trial

Monday, July 20 2015 05:35 PM

FIFA election due in February / Cuban flag raised in Washington / Billionaire funds search for extra-terrestrial life

AM: US Iran deal: A hostage's view

Sunday, July 19 2015 11:38 PM

Houthi rebels shell Aden / UK Syria policy half-baked ? / The surfer and the shark

AM: Ex-FIFA official 'not guilty'

Sunday, July 19 2015 12:57 AM

Greek ex-minister dismisses bailout / Who leaked Queen Nazi salute images? / Hadron Collider makes music

AM: More details emerge on Tennessee killings

Saturday, July 18 2015 12:39 AM

Germany approves Greece bailout talks / Japan scraps Olympic stadium plans / Uruguayan footballer Ghiggia dies aged 88

PM: Flight MH17 crash victims remembered

Friday, July 17 2015 05:06 PM

Germany approves Greek bailout talks / Six killed as clashes erupt in Egypt / How mosquitoes zero in on warm bodies

AM: Four Marines killed in US shooting

Friday, July 17 2015 12:46 AM

Barack Obama first president to visit US jail / 'Winged dragon' dinosaur discovered

PM: Eurozone bridging loan for Greece

Thursday, July 16 2015 04:04 PM

Japanese troops given green light to fight abroad / Cabinet ministers return to Yemen/ South Africa's township bikers

AM: Greek MPs back Eurozone deal

Thursday, July 16 2015 01:04 AM

New images reveal Pluto ice mountains / Obama defends Iran nuclear agreement

PM: Angry exchanges between Greek MPs

Wednesday, July 15 2015 05:19 PM

'Auschwitz book-keeper' convicted / Taliban leader endorses Afghan talks / Penguin chick overcomes water fear with swimming lessons

AM: Iranians celebrate landmark nuclear deal

Wednesday, July 15 2015 12:34 AM

Greek PM defends the bailout deal / Two IPL cricket teams suspended / NASA waits for Pluto pictures

PM: 'Historic' Iran nuclear deal hailed

Tuesday, July 14 2015 05:12 PM

HIV goal to treat 15 million is met / NASA spacecraft speeds past Pluto

AM:Tsipras seeks backing for Eurozone deal

Tuesday, July 14 2015 01:02 AM

Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war / Rapper 50 Cent declares bankruptcy / Nigeria replaces military top brass

PM: Eurozone strikes deal on Greek debt

Monday, July 13 2015 06:03 PM

Romania PM charged with corruption / Deadly barracks collapse in Russia / New Horizons spacecraft set for Pluto flyby

AM: Marathon talks on Greece

Monday, July 13 2015 12:45 AM

Colombia's de-escalation agreement / Aleppo's Citadel bombed / El Chapo escapes - again

AM: Greece's Last Last Chance ?

Sunday, July 12 2015 12:05 AM

Serbian PM attacked at Srebrenica / IS leader killed in Afghanistan / Surveying India's health crisis

AM:Greek parliament debates reforms

Saturday, July 11 2015 12:25 AM

US Federal Personnel Agency boss resigns / Aid agencies prepare for Yemen truce / Egyptian-born actor Omar Sharif dies

PM: Greece EU debt plan to go before MPs

Friday, July 10 2015 06:16 PM

India and Pakistan leaders to meet / Deadly stampede in north Bangladesh / Inside a Chinese 'ketamine village'

AM: Greece submits economic plan

Friday, July 10 2015 01:48 AM

US will not rush to seal Iran deal / Truce in Yemen / Amazon deforestation rise ?

PM: China shares surge in volatile trade

Thursday, July 09 2015 05:35 PM

Federal probe into India exam scam / UN says four million people have fled Syria / Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf mice

AM: Russia UN veto on Srebrenica

Thursday, July 09 2015 12:45 AM

Belgian refuge for Syrian Christians / Sunday debt deadline for Greece / Police seize Mafia pensioners' $1.7 billion

PM: Greece to submit 'credible reforms'

Wednesday, July 08 2015 04:40 PM

Tunisia wall 'to block terror threat' / Myanmar sets general election date / Free wi-fi for Mount Fuji climbers

AM: Eurozone gives Greece until Sunday for bailout deal.

Wednesday, July 08 2015 12:57 AM

Eurozone gives Greece until Sunday for bailout deal / WHO slammed over Ebola response / Gaza conflict one year on.

PM: Ceremonies commemorate 7/7 victims

Tuesday, July 07 2015 05:27 PM

Al Shabab raid kills Kenya workers / France pushes for Greek bailout deal / Egyptians lambast 'ugly' new Nefertiti statue

AM: No new money for Greece

Tuesday, July 07 2015 01:01 AM

London 7/7 Anniversary / Deaths in India's Vyapam scam / Social media blamed for China's divorces

PM: Creditors press Greece for debt plan

Monday, July 06 2015 05:51 PM

Twin Nigeria blasts kill scores / Egypt set to approve anti terror laws / Pamplona bull run

AM: Greece votes No

Monday, July 06 2015 01:41 AM

Emergency Eurozone summit / Tunisian gunman's mother speaks / Child deaths fall in Addis Ababa

AM: Will Greeks vote Yes or No?

Sunday, July 05 2015 12:27 AM

Tunisia - state of emergency / Next global pandemic / King of Tonga crowned

PM: Silence remembers Tunisia attack dead

Friday, July 03 2015 04:38 PM

China to probe market manipulation / Greece prepares for bailout referendum / Rats help sniff out tuberculosis