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Last updated: Monday, May 25 2015 02:32 PM
Sunday, May 24 2015 11:56 PM
Iraqi army criticised / Death of John Nash / Palme D'Or win.
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
Saturday, May 23 2015 12:00 AM
Colombian FARC rebels call off ceasefire after government attack / US State Department releases Hillary Clinton e-mails
Friday, May 22 2015 03:37 PM
Bomber attacks Saudi Shia mosque / Eiffel Tower shut over pickpockets.
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
Thursday, May 21 2015 03:45 PM
Malaysia orders migrant boat rescues / Paracetamol in pregnancy warning.
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
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.
Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:06 AM
China's investment in Brazil / A handful of forefathers / Ireland's referendum on gay marriage
Tuesday, May 19 2015 04:52 PM
Thai general election to be delayed / Prince Charles meets Gerry Adams / 'Home-brewed' morphine made possible.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Friday, May 15 2015 03:54 PM
Migrants rescued off Indonesia / Burundi president returns to capital / King of Blues BB king dies at 89.
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
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.
Wednesday, May 13 2015 11:56 PM
Derailed US train was speeding / Vatican recognises Palestinian statehood / Prince Charles' private letters published
Wednesday, May 13 2015 03:46 PM
Karachi Ismailis killed on bus / EU plan to take twenty thousand refugees / North Korea defence chief 'executed'.
Tuesday, May 12 2015 11:46 PM
Kerry and Putin hold 'frank meeting' in Sochi / FIFA anti-racism initiative / Obama Presidential Library
Tuesday, May 12 2015 03:07 PM
Third Bangladesh blogger murdered / Indonesia turned away migrant boat / Strokes at a younger age.
Tuesday, May 12 2015 12:10 AM
The President of Burundi speaks / Unreported births and deaths / The nine-dollar computer
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
Sunday, May 10 2015 11:04 PM
S Africa's opposition elects new leader / Hope for Yemen / France's numerous Chinese tourists
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
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.
Friday, May 08 2015 04:11 PM
Cameron defies polls / Miliband, Clegg, Farage resign / SNP landslide in Scotland / VE day commemorations
Friday, May 08 2015 12:00 AM
Exit poll after UK election predicts Conservatives largest party / Saudi Arabia proposes Yemen ceasefire
Thursday, May 07 2015 03:38 PM
Thai police moved over trafficking / UK party leaders cast their votes / Skin lighteners.
Wednesday, May 06 2015 11:01 PM
Reuniting families in South Sudan / Spanish domestic football suspended / Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies
Wednesday, May 06 2015 05:19 PM
Four to hang over Afghan mob killing / UK election campaign enters final hours / Vietnamese nail salons.
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
Tuesday, May 05 2015 04:42 PM
Kerry in historic visit to Mogadishu / Saudi king sacks aide over 'slap' / Cuckoo tracking.
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.
Monday, May 04 2015 03:26 PM
US raid after cartoon attack / Climate drives new era in Arctic sea.
Sunday, May 03 2015 11:53 PM
Baltimore's curfew lifted / UK election tablet / Migrants rescued from sea
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
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.
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.
Friday, May 01 2015 01:15 AM
Chilean volcano erupts again / Mercury mission ends with bang / Honesty Day: the best and worst liars.
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, April 29 2015 12:39 AM
Nigerian army 'rescues 300 females' / Obama condemns Baltimore 'criminals' / When Queen Elizabeth partied with the crowds
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.
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
Monday, April 27 2015 03:20 PM
Burundi police battle protestors / Large seizure of ivory in Thailand / US NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba.
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
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.