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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

AM: Militants 'kill 150' in Nigeria

Friday, July 03 2015 12:50 AM

BP record payout / Marine life under threat / Varoufakis confident of success / Tutu renews marriage vows

PM: Afghan court spares mob killers

Thursday, July 02 2015 05:24 PM

US makes Fifa extradition request / Eight held over Tunisia gun attack / Bearded dragons switch sex in the heat

AM: Has the IMF been too harsh on Greece?

Thursday, July 02 2015 12:52 AM

Who are the Sinai attackers? / Has Bangladesh achieved its Millennium Development goals? / Britain's 'Oskar Schindler' dies

PM: Greek prime minister defiant as bank controls hit

Wednesday, July 01 2015 05:45 PM

Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks / China passes sweeping security law / US and Cuba announce embassies

AM: Greek bailout deal expires

Wednesday, July 01 2015 12:56 AM

Iran nuclear talks extended / Kenyan actress joins African elephants campaign

PM: Scores dead in Indonesia plane crash

Tuesday, June 30 2015 06:14 PM

Greece seeks last-minute debt deal / Ebola back in Liberia with new case / What are you going to do with your leap second?

AM: Greek prime minister urges No-vote

Tuesday, June 30 2015 12:43 AM

UAE woman sentenced to death for murder / British PM says West will prevail against Isis / NBC drops Donald Trump

PM: EU chief feels 'betrayed' by Greece

Monday, June 29 2015 05:34 PM

Egypt prosecutor killed in Cairo / Tunisia arrests over beach attack / Solar plane passes 'no return' point

EU rejects Greek bailout extension

Sunday, June 28 2015 12:10 AM

But Athens remains defiant over referendum / Family of Tunisian attacker speak to the BBC / Drone carries abortion pills into Poland

AM:Greek referendum on bailout

Saturday, June 27 2015 01:09 AM

Suspected terrorist attacks in three countries kill dozens / Obama honours Charleston shooting victims at funeral / US gay marriage supporters gain Supreme Court victory

AM:Greek referendum on bailout

Saturday, June 27 2015 12:49 AM

Suspected terrorist attacks in three countries kill dozens / Obama honours Charleston shooting victims at funeral / US gay marriage supporters gain Supreme Court victory

PM: Deadly attack on Tunisia beach

Friday, June 26 2015 06:07 PM

Man decapitated in French attack / Militants storm Somalia military base / Madagascar's lemurs cling to survival

AM: Marikana mine deaths report

Friday, June 26 2015 01:13 AM

Deadlock deepens Greek debt crisis / Is video gaming clinically addictive? / Cult Avengers actor dies

PM: Greece crisis deepens amid deadlock

Thursday, June 25 2015 05:04 PM

IS in deadly return to Syrian city of Kobane / Myanmar votes to keep military veto / Young men urged to freeze sperm.

AM: Boston bomber apologises to victims

Thursday, June 25 2015 12:54 AM

US hostage families can pay ransom / Still no Greek debt agreement

PM: Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Wednesday, June 24 2015 04:50 PM

France summons US envoy over 'spying' / Pakistan heatwave deaths over 800 / Colour-changing condoms

AM: US "spied on French presidents"

Wednesday, June 24 2015 01:18 AM

WikiLeaks claims US spied on French presidents / US debates rebel flag / Migrants exploit Calais strike

PM: Rwanda 'outrage' at spy chief arrest

Tuesday, June 23 2015 04:52 PM

Kurds 'take key Syrian town from IS' / Greek proposals create hope for deal / Titanic music composer Horner dies

AM: Leaders echo hopes of Greek deal

Tuesday, June 23 2015 01:07 AM

S Carolina urges rebel flag removal / Rwandan spy chief arrested in London / Women's power in China

PM: Taliban attack Afghan parliament

Monday, June 22 2015 04:03 PM

Greece debt talks continue / UN Gaza report: "both sides guilty of war crimes" / Taylor Swift victory over Apple

AM: Greece proposals to end debt crisis

Monday, June 22 2015 12:06 AM

Charleston pays tribute to victims / Pope visits Turin shroud / China controversy over dog meat festival

AM: Charleston shooting suspect on internet

Saturday, June 20 2015 11:10 PM

Austrian car driver kills three and injures dozens / Peace deal in Mali / World Yoga Day

AM: Charleston relatives 'forgive gunman'

Saturday, June 20 2015 01:37 AM

EU steps up pressure over Greece / Iran bans women from sports match / Floating island attracts tourists

PM: ECB approves Greek bank loan

Friday, June 19 2015 04:04 PM

IS smuggler says British family in Syria / Charleston victim's children forgive killer / Compostela pilgrimage by train

AM: Arrest over US church attack

Friday, June 19 2015 01:03 AM

Political change in Denmark / Native American ancestral mystery solved / Mind remote controls

PM: Largarde says no Greece debt delays

Thursday, June 18 2015 05:00 PM

Hong Kong lawmakers shun Beijing poll plan / The hunt for Charleston church shooter / 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

AM: Greek Euro exit a real prospect

Thursday, June 18 2015 12:38 AM

Greek Euro exit a real prospect / US says Iraqi recruits in short supply / Warnings that the world is running out of water

PM: Greece 'Headed for Painful Euro Exit'

Wednesday, June 17 2015 05:35 PM

Swiss banks 'raised Fifa concerns', escaped tiger kills man in Georgia, Philip Larkin to get Poets' Corner memorial.

AM: Putin accused of nuclear "sabre-rattling"

Wednesday, June 17 2015 12:50 AM

NATO condemns Putin's nuclear 'sabre-rattling' / Husbands appeal to wives believed to have joined Islamic State/ No EU deal on migrants / Top Gear gets new presenter

PM: Egyptian court upholds Morsi death sentence

Tuesday, June 16 2015 05:03 PM

Top al-Qaeda commander confirmed dead / Russia 'to boost nuclear arsenal' / Mount Everest moved 3cm by earthquake

AM: Bush launches 'optimistic' bid

Tuesday, June 16 2015 12:05 AM

Wanted Sudan leader avoids arrest / US race row activist resigns / Iranian government joins online dating 'game'

PM: Wanted Sudan leader flies out of South Africa

Monday, June 15 2015 05:02 PM

'Get real', Greek PM tells creditors / Vatican envoy faces child abuse trial / Magna Carta at 800

AM: Court bid to arrest Bashir

Monday, June 15 2015 12:35 AM

Philae comet lander wakes up / Floods devastation in Tbilisi / S Africa FIFA cash 'worrisome'

AM: Hillary Clinton's first campaign speech

Sunday, June 14 2015 12:17 AM

Texan police shoot attacker in Dallas / China launches rail link to Hamburg / Denmark prepares for general election / Escaped circus elephant kills man in Germany

PM: Strauss-Kahn acquitted of pimping

Friday, June 12 2015 04:22 PM

Jail terms for Malaysia 'naked' tourists / Australia PM dodges migrant boat payments / Pakistan closes NGO operation / Zimbabwe to drop currency

AM: France opens new Germanwings probe

Friday, June 12 2015 12:31 AM

France opens new Germanwings probe / Twitter CEO change / Regional military task force to tackle Boko Haram

PM: China ex-security chief gets life

Thursday, June 11 2015 05:09 PM

Delayed astronauts return to Earth / Australia PM urges anti-IS action / Dracula actor Sir Christopher Lee dies

AM Vatican abuse tribunal

Thursday, June 11 2015 01:00 AM

Survivors react to papal plan / British anti-IS fighter talks to BBC / Argentina murder mystery / Battle of Waterloo remembered

PM World Cup 2026 bidding delayed

Wednesday, June 10 2015 01:00 AM

Suicide attack at Luxor temple / Nobel scientist's sexist remarks provoke outrage / Big band leader James Last dies at 86.

AM Jack Warner attacks US

Wednesday, June 10 2015 01:00 AM

Syria rebel group take goverment army base / Concern over Japanese PM's war apology / Chimps enjoy a wee tipple.

PM HSBC to cut 25,000 jobs globally

Tuesday, June 09 2015 01:00 AM

Footage reveals IS regime in Mosul / Man freed after 43 years in solitary / Music linked to blood pressure.

AM G7 takes firm stance on Russia

Tuesday, June 09 2015 01:00 AM

Former FIFA executive investigated over lost Haiti money / UN accuses Eritrea of massive human rights abuses / New high-tech weapon tackles Chinese exam cheats.

PM Erdogan says no party can rule alone in Turkey

Monday, June 08 2015 01:00 AM

Eritrea 'ruled by fear, not law' / Pistorius out on probation in August / Artificial leg allows patient to feel.

8June2015AM Turkey: AKP loses overall majority

Monday, June 08 2015 01:00 AM

President Erdogan's AKP loses overall majority in Turkish election / FIFA suffers another day of corruption allegations

AM: Mo Farah stands by coach

Sunday, June 07 2015 01:00 AM

Farah staying with coach despite doping accusations/ Prominent Afghan women talk to Taliban/ Migrants massing in Libya

AM Saddam Hussein's chief aide dies

Saturday, June 06 2015 01:00 AM

Saddam's mouthpiece dies in jail / Greece delays debt payment to IMF / Mountaineers in Malaysia stranded after earthquake

PM China denies hacking of US personnel data

Friday, June 05 2015 01:00 AM

Court backs France over right to die / Malala suspects 'secretly acquitted'.

AM US government hacked

Friday, June 05 2015 01:00 AM

Personal data of 4 million workers at risk / BBC investigates Macedonia migrant abuse / Tiny frog find in Brazil / Death quiz

PM Fifa's Jack Warner 'to reveal all'

Thursday, June 04 2015 01:00 AM

Ghana petrol station inferno kills 96 / Vietnam starts Spratly tours / Close up look at new Virgin Galactic spaceship.

AM Ex-FIFA man details bribes

Thursday, June 04 2015 01:00 AM

Top athletics coach Salazar faces doping allegations / A small Texas town fights the fracking companies / Why gravity could make Pluto's moons spin chaotically