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Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:12:30 GMT - Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles with the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says, as the death toll passes 5,000.
Indonesia prisoners in final goodbye
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:01:08 GMT - A group of prisoners due to be executed for drugs offences in Indonesia have spent what are believed to be their final moments with their families.
Troops deployed for Baltimore riots
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:16:42 GMT - Thousands of troops and police officers are deployed to the US city of Baltimore, after riots linked to the death of a black man in police custody.
Saudi Arabia 'uncovers IS cell'
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:51:02 GMT - Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (IS) and foiled several plots, the interior ministry says.
Sewol captain sentenced for murder
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:33:02 GMT - An appeals court in South Korea finds the captain of the sunken Sewol ferry guilty of homicide and increases his sentence to life in jail.
Finland on alert over suspected sub
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:48:41 GMT - The Finnish navy drops underwater depth charges as a warning to a suspected submarine in waters near its capital, Helsinki.
Greek PM sees EU deal by next week
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:09:07 GMT - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is in the final stretch of talks with the EU and that he believes an interim deal will by in place by 9 May.
Burundi hit by fresh protests
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:15:17 GMT - Burundi is hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term spreads beyond the capital.
Abe and Obama to discuss trade deal
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:58 GMT - US President Barack Obama and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are due to meet to discuss a significant trade deal for the Pacific Rim.
Russia unveils new tank for parade
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:54:23 GMT - Russia shows off a new-generation tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May.
Google offers cash to Europe's media
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:49:09 GMT - Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.
EU to install crash alert in cars
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:03:58 GMT - A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, gets the go-ahead from Euro MPs.
VIDEO: Thousands fleeing Kathmandu after quake
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:18:48 GMT - The prime minister of Nepal says the country is "on a war footing" as it tries to help survivors of the earthquake.
VIDEO: Tiny village becomes Everest rescue hub
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:05:33 GMT - The small village of Lukla at the base of Mount Everest has become the centre for the rescue effort, following avalanches after the massive Nepal earthquake.
VIDEO: The exodus of Ramadi as IS advance
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:32:15 GMT - Iraqi forces and US coalition fighter jets have been battling to stop the advance of Islamic State in Iraq.
VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:26:25 GMT - The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.
VIDEO: New York turns lights off for birds
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:07:15 GMT - The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn.
VIDEO: The $50,000 a night Las Vegas hotel room
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:50:21 GMT - The richest fight in the history of boxing takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.
VIDEO: 'Constant fighting every single day'
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:17:49 GMT - A resident of an apartment block on the edge of Donetsk, which has been heavily shelled, says there is "constant fighting, every single day".
VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:06:52 GMT - France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia.
Abe and Obama: Trade top of the agenda
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:29:31 GMT - As Shinzo Abe sets out on a week-long trip to the US, it will be the progress made by the Japanese PM and US President Barack Obama on a trade deal that is top of the agenda.
Countdown to Iran nuclear deal - but resistance remains
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:49:37 GMT - A historic Iran nuclear deal is now within reach - but it's still uncertain whether a rare chance to resolve a major security challenge of our time through diplomacy will be grasped, says the BBC's Lyse Doucet.
US states take aim at NSA facilities
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:06:39 GMT - Sixteen states have introduced some kind of anti-NSA legislation, seeking to curb the agency's ability to operate.
Who is facing execution in Indonesia?
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:25:30 GMT - The BBC looks at the prisoners Indonesia is set to execute for drug-related offences.
Hong Kong electoral change explained
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:23:38 GMT - Why are people in Hong Kong protesting against proposed electoral changes?
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:36:00 GMT - The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
Artist defends pink Iceland geyser
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:08:50 GMT - An artist who turned an Icelandic geyser bright pink defends his work after a wave of criticism.
VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:22:46 GMT - A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.
Ford profit disappoints as sales slide
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:01:34 GMT - Ford reports lower-than-expected profits for the first three months of 2015 after it sells fewer vehicles in North America and continues to lose money in Europe and South America.
Apple returns more cash to investors
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:11:10 GMT - Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors.
Valve shuts down paid 'mod' system
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:58:15 GMT - Angry gamers have forced Valve to end an initiative that let people who make modifications or "mods" for games get paid for their work.
Microsoft faces US phone import ban
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:29:02 GMT - Microsoft faces phone import ban after it loses first round of long-running patent battle in the US.
Entertainer Keith Harris dies
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:20:46 GMT - Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, his agent says.
Rings cinematographer Lesnie dies
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:29:12 GMT - Andrew Lesnie, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died at the age of 59.
Vatican urges action on climate
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:04:26 GMT - The Vatican Science Academy will urge Christians to take action on climate change because it threatens the world's poor.
Seat installed in supersonic car
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:47:25 GMT - Land-speed record-holder Andy Green sees the installation of the seat he will use in the 1,000mph Bloodhound Super Sonic Car.
No life-saving surgery 'for billions'
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:33:40 GMT - Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:59:55 GMT - A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
Collapsed player needs 'miracle'
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:28:00 GMT - Belgian defender Gregory Mertens needs a "miracle" after collapsing on the pitch with a heart-related illness.
Trump holds big lead over Ding
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:56:26 GMT - Judd Trump opens up a commanding 6-2 lead in the quarter-final of the World Championship against Ding Junhui.
The rise and fall of the Bombshell Bandit
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:45:22 GMT - In the summer of 2014 an unusual bank robber shocked, mystified and captivated the US. The Bombshell Bandit tells Jeff Maysh her story.
The moment Nepal's earthquake hit my home
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:49:10 GMT - Nepali journalist Bhrikuti Rai describes the moment the earthquake hit her flat in Kathmandu and reports how people in the capital are coping.
Tiny robots can carry huge loads
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:28:19 GMT - Scientists at Stanford University have been showing off MicroTugs - small robots that have superhuman strength.
Russian WW2 poster Luftwaffe gaffe
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:39:00 GMT - A Russian mayor apologises after Nazi pilots feature in World War Two victory poster.
Anger over 'Hottentot Venus' grave
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:50:38 GMT - The defacing of the grave in South Africa of a woman who was exhibited in Europe during the 19th Century causes outrage.
BBC man describes Everest horror
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:39:04 GMT - Here's how the BBC's Thomas Martienssen recorded his experiences of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal from Mount Everest.
EU to limit thinnest plastic bags
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:55:27 GMT - The European Parliament votes to limit the use of plastic bags in Europe, in a drive to curb pollution.
Deadly landslide in north-east Brazil
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:16:57 GMT - The city of Salvador in north-eastern Brazil is hit by deadly landslides, leaving 14 people dead and hillside homes swept away.
Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:44:31 GMT - At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.
Colorado cinema gunman 'was sane'
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:59:33 GMT - A man who shot and killed 12 people in a cinema in 2012 was found sane by two experts immediately following the attack, prosecutors say.
UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:59:45 GMT - An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal - as a TV appeal for donations is to be broadcast in the UK.
US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:28:07 GMT - A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
UK economic growth slows to 0.3%
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:26:08 GMT - The rate of UK economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, marking the slowest quarterly growth for two years.
Thomas Cook blamed for gas deaths
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:50:35 GMT - The father of two children who died on holiday in Corfu "firmly believes" they would be alive had travel operator Thomas Cook inspected a faulty boiler.
Heavily loaded
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:15:05 GMT - Queuing for the journey from Italy to Tunisia
The race to cover a mosque in mud
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:01:44 GMT - Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day
Nepal earthquake: Before and after
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:28:58 GMT - Before and after satellite images and maps
In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50:39 GMT - Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:29:04 GMT - Images from the campaign trail: 27 April
In pictures: London Marathon runners
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:13:56 GMT - Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon
How Baltimore differs from Ferguson
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:03:07 GMT - How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?
Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT - A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
The amateur photographer capturing the story of the #BaltimoreRiots
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:42:05 GMT - Amateur photographs of the riots
Okinawa wants US military far away
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:38:28 GMT - Why Americans are unpopular on this tiny Japanese island
VIDEO: How to be poor: a Facebook guide
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:58:00 GMT - One teen's guide to having fun on the bread line
People in dark corners
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:23:09 GMT - What are the people like in the dark corners of the web?
How do you memorise an entire symphony?
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:25:34 GMT - How difficult is it to memorise 42 minutes of music?
The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:07:14 GMT - The mothers being criminalised in El Salvador

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