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Fifa to decide on Blatter presidency
Fri, 29 May 2015 03:21:44 GMT - The 209 members of Fifa are set to vote for their new president amid a huge corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term.
Bangkok talks on Asia migrant crisis
Fri, 29 May 2015 04:35:11 GMT - A regional conference is under way in the Thai capital Bangkok to discuss solutions to the South East Asia migrant crisis.
North Korean hackers 'could kill'
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:00:39 GMT - Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.
Australian women 'trying to join IS'
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:54:27 GMT - Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria say young women are being lured by romantic notions to the Middle East to join Islamic State.
US prophet subway cartoon is blocked
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:03:39 GMT - Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.
Alloy bounces back 10 million times
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:25:23 GMT - Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.
Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:22:10 GMT - David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.
China executes teacher for abuse
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:34:25 GMT - China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.
Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'
Thu, 28 May 2015 20:43:55 GMT - An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.
Sugar warning over fruit snacks
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT - Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.
Most-wanted Nazi 'unfit for trial'
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:05:58 GMT - Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.
Ecuador seizes illegal shark fins
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:27:58 GMT - Police in Ecuador have seized around 200,000 shark fins which were to be illegally exported to Asia.
VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria
Fri, 29 May 2015 04:29:39 GMT - History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.
VIDEO: Could Nepal learn lessons from India?
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:19:49 GMT - Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?
VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter
Thu, 28 May 2015 12:02:16 GMT - Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.
VIDEO: Why brave treacherous Bay of Bengal?
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:37:40 GMT - The BBC's Justin Rowlatt travelled to Teknaf on the southern coast of Bangladesh, from where hundreds of migrants begin the perilous journey across the Bay of Bengal.
VIDEO: Soweto fashion takes to the catwalk
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:18:03 GMT - Self taught designer Collen Monnakgotla speaks to the BBC about his fashion show.
VIDEO: 'Diblings' - the siblings created through donors
Thu, 28 May 2015 10:50:28 GMT - Being a 'dibling' - a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.
VIDEO: Meeting the Mayfair squatters
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:33:16 GMT - A group squatting in a building in London's Mayfair have been ordered to leave the property following a ruling by the High Court.
VIDEO: Why children love the # symbol
Thu, 28 May 2015 12:48:03 GMT - Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.
Bangladeshi boat migrants doomed from the start
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:11 GMT - The BBC's Justin Rowlatt discovers some migrants are so desperate to leave Bangladesh that they knowingly board ships destined for prison camps.
US-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'
Fri, 29 May 2015 01:19:27 GMT - The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.
Iran hardliners crack down on freedom of speech
Fri, 29 May 2015 01:34:39 GMT - Hardliners target universities and pop concerts in a new crackdown on freedom of speech and expression in Iran, says Rana Rahimpour.
Why the Americans took on Fifa
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:12:01 GMT - America doesn't even like football, they say, so why does it want to clean it up for the world?
Android app age ratings grow up
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:05:28 GMT - Later this week Google will hand over control of its Play store's Android app ratings to a third-party.
Russian gas industry looks east
Wed, 27 May 2015 23:00:12 GMT - Despite sanctions and low prices, Russia's gas industry is in surprisingly good health, not least due to closer ties with China.
Swiss cheese hole origins solved
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:47:36 GMT - Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
India's Mysore crowns new maharaja
Thu, 28 May 2015 10:54:51 GMT - A 23-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty.
China shares down in volatile trade
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:19:10 GMT - Mainland China shares continued lower, falling as much as 3.5% on Friday after plunging nearly 7% a day earlier.
Honda, Fiat and BMW in airbag recall
Thu, 28 May 2015 20:13:20 GMT - Three major carmakers have expanded recalls of vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.
Google gives first peek at Android M
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:24:32 GMT - Google reveals easier-to-control privacy permissions, greater support for fingerprint sensors and longer battery life in the next version of Android.
Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard
Thu, 28 May 2015 10:27:12 GMT - Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.
BB King honoured with procession
Thu, 28 May 2015 08:09:50 GMT - Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.
Top Gear car plate complaints rejected
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:54:33 GMT - The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
Black hole seen 'playing billiards'
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:19:02 GMT - A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.
Earliest evidence of human violence
Thu, 28 May 2015 00:47:56 GMT - A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.
Sleep training 'can reduce prejudice'
Fri, 29 May 2015 01:48:43 GMT - Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.
Pocket optician 'good as eye charts'
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:35:07 GMT - A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests.
Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:00:37 GMT - The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.
Murray tested but into third round
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:08 GMT - Andy Murray beats Portugal's Joao Sousa in four sets to secure his place in the French Open third round.
A symbol of holding out
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:26:43 GMT - A shabby old shop that became an architectural landmark has evaded the bulldozer.
Who killed Alberto Nisman?
Wed, 27 May 2015 23:28:43 GMT - Argentine prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead in a pool of blood in his bathroom in January - Wyre Davies examines the evidence and asks who might have wanted to kill him?
Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel
Thu, 28 May 2015 00:57:39 GMT - Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.
Iran leader shrine 'too extravagant'
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:02:10 GMT - Critics say project goes against late leader's principles.
SA denies organising World Cup bribe
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:06:56 GMT - South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.
US charges Chinese in testing scam
Thu, 28 May 2015 18:35:12 GMT - The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
Eight 'exploited' L'Oreal heiress
Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:19 GMT - A French court hands down jail sentences and fines to eight people found guilty of exploiting billionaire Liliane Bettencourt.
Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:19:56 GMT - Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.
'Ten killed' by Baghdad car bombs
Thu, 28 May 2015 22:45:14 GMT - At least 10 people die in twin bomb attacks outside central Baghdad hotels, say Iraqi police
Blatter denies scandal responsibility
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:44:59 GMT - Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
Jail terms under 'legal highs' law
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:03:48 GMT - A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.
BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:05:35 GMT - Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high profile companies, is promoting an 'aggressive' tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".
State school intake up at Cambridge
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:12:04 GMT - The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.
Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:06:45 GMT - The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.
Pilgrimage to the mountains
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:53:53 GMT - Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.
In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:06:41 GMT - Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival
Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures
Sun, 24 May 2015 01:06:11 GMT - Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna
In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
Wed, 27 May 2015 01:22:22 GMT - Rare access - an Indian high court at work
Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets
Tue, 26 May 2015 02:03:23 GMT - Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets
Your pictures: Looking in
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:19:24 GMT - Readers' images on the theme of looking in
Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:37:39 GMT - From around the world - 16-22 May
In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:18 GMT - Alison Baskerville's photos of women in Somaliland
Are more people on the move?
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:03:31 GMT - Are more people on the move than ever before?
Great Barrier Reef status at risk
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:21:02 GMT - Australia holds its breath as Unesco decides status
Handing over the reins of power in Nigeria
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:54:27 GMT - Muhammadu Buhari prepares to take on Nigerian presidency
How gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:46:28 GMT - Gang violence on the rise again in El Salvador
Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:07:30 GMT - What's brought crime down by the seaside?
'You are not your marks!' say Indian and Chinese students
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:28:18 GMT - What Indian and Chinese students are sharing at exam time

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