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Syria's Aleppo 'catastrophic' - UN
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:08:15 GMT - The situation in Syria's city of Aleppo is catastrophic, the UN says, after attacks on targets including a hospital kill dozens.
Ted Cruz 'is Lucifer' - ex-Speaker
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:20:59 GMT - US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has been called "Lucifer in the flesh" by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and fellow Republican, John Boehner.
Fears over unauthorised Everest flights
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:25 GMT - Helicopter firms are carrying out unauthorised sightseeing flights over Mount Everest, despite concerns that the vibrations could trigger avalanches, the BBC learns.
NY Times faces discrimination lawsuit
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:13:57 GMT - New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson faces a multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging he introduced an "environment rife with discrimination" at the newspaper.
US forces 'punished for hospital attack'
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:32:19 GMT - Sixteen US military personnel are disciplined over last year's bombing of an Afghan hospital in Kunduz that left 42 dead, officials say.
Search warrant issued over Prince death
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:12:14 GMT - A search warrant was obtained in relation to the home of Prince shortly after he died, court documents show.
Colombia legalises gay marriage
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:20:30 GMT - Colombia legalises same-sex marriage, becoming the fourth country in Latin America to do so.
'Many sign' Venezuela recall petition
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:28:29 GMT - The Venezuelan opposition claims that 600,000 people have signed a petition for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro.
Brazil president's strategist arrested
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:25:58 GMT - Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption charges against President Dilma Rousseff's electoral strategist.
Arrests linked to San Bernardino gunman
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:50:01 GMT - Three people linked to gunman Syed Farook are arrested in raids carried out by police investigating the deadly attacks in San Bernardino.
French police injured in protest clashes
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:21:08 GMT - Twenty-four police officers are injured, three seriously, during protests against a proposed labour law change in France.
Corbyn denies crisis amid Livingstone row
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:51:10 GMT - Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says "there is no crisis" in Labour as Ken Livingstone is suspended in a row about alleged anti-Semitic comments.
VIDEO: 'I can use illegal ivory to top up stock'
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:01:50 GMT - Conservationists say the legal trade in ivory on the domestic market in China and Hong Kong is just providing a cover for the illegal smuggling.
VIDEO: Jenner takes up Trump toilet offer
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:22:51 GMT - Caitlyn Jenner posts video of female toilet use after Donald Trump supported transgender right to choose which facility to use.
VIDEO: China and its unbelievable queues
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:28:13 GMT - Queuing in China is not for the faint-hearted - one photographer has been documenting the phenomenon through history.
VIDEO: Trump 'would drop the atomic bomb'
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:03:58 GMT - Donald Trump would "have the guts" to drop an atomic bomb, according to one of his supporters.
VIDEO: Zambia crash families still want closure
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:11:18 GMT - In 1993 a military plane carrying Zambia's football team crashed killing all onboard, but 23 years on their families are still waiting for closure.
VIDEO: Emma Thompson sprayed with manure
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:56:08 GMT - Double-Oscar winning actor Emma Thompson has had liquid manure sprayed at her while taking part in an anti-fracking demonstration.
VIDEO: Boy, two, accidentally shoots mother
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:09:36 GMT - A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his mother in the US city of Milwaukee, as Andy Moore reports.
What is the French economic problem?
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:04:10 GMT - France has an "enviable standard of living", according to the OECD, but unemployment is high and government finances weak, so what's going on?
Russia: Terrorism is the fault of the West
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:48:36 GMT - A string of Russian military figures and experts accuse the US and Nato of causing global insecurity, says Steve Rosenberg.
Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:05 GMT - Cloud computing is certainly growing in popularity, but security concerns linger. Are they justified?
Will UK pay £1.8bn to Albania and Turkey?
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:04:25 GMT - Vote Leave says the UK will have to pay £1.8bn to EU candidate states to help them join. Is that correct?
Instagram orders litter app to dump name
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:59:10 GMT - Facebook-owned photo sharing giant Instagram orders the owner of a British anti-litter app to change its name.
Amazon sees profits and sales surge
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:57:19 GMT - Amazon reports a profit of $513m in its first quarter, helped by a 28% jump in sales.
Billionaire investor dumps Apple shares
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:29:00 GMT - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn unloads his shares in Apple over the company's prospects in China.
Man jailed for failing to decrypt data
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:47:12 GMT - A man is held in prison for seven months after failing to decrypt two hard drives that investigators suspect contain indecent images of children.
Amazon rapped for illegal app charges
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:08:33 GMT - Amazon illegally charged parents for in-app purchases made by children, a US judge rules.
Whitney Houston film given go-ahead
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:39:17 GMT - British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald is to make a documentary about Whitney Houston, after getting the official go-ahead from the star's estate.
Sam Mendes to head Venice film jury
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:10:13 GMT - James Bond director Sam Mendes will head the jury at this year's Venice International Film Festival.
New EU radar satellite takes first image
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:42:09 GMT - The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.
Neonics 'not equally harmful' to bees
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:04:42 GMT - The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.
Gene therapy reverses sight loss
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:25:35 GMT - A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.
Obesity 'explosion' in Chinese youth
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:09:36 GMT - Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.
British cyclist Yates fails drugs test
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:08:12 GMT - British cyclist Simon Yates fails an in-competition drugs test - with his team blaming an "administrative error" over an asthma inhaler.
Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:45:15 GMT - Liverpool's hopes of reaching their first European final since 2007 suffer a blow as Villarreal score an injury-time winner.
Why I stopped mispronouncing my own name
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:01:18 GMT - The BBC's Nkem Ifejika explains how a language spoken by one of Nigeria's largest ethnic groups, the Igbo, is in danger of dying out.
Conspiracy Files: Who shot down MH17?
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:05:03 GMT - The BBC's Conspiracy Files team investigates
Weah will run for president again
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:42:26 GMT - The former international footballer George Weah announces he will run for president of Liberia for a second time.
Nigeria crackdown on cattle raiders
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:59:30 GMT - Nigeria's president orders the security forces to crack down on cattle raiders accused of killing hundreds of people this year.
China passes controversial NGO laws
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:21:42 GMT - China passes new regulations for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), state media say, amid criticism it is further cracking down on civil society.
Australian aid worker ‘kidnapped’
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:08:47 GMT - A female Australian aid-worker has reportedly been kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan
UN chief condemns EU migrant curbs
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:17:46 GMT - UN chief Ban Ki-moon criticises "restrictive" EU migrant policies in a speech to Austrian MPs, a day after they approved fresh curbs.
Cologne drives reform of sex attack laws
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:21:35 GMT - German MPs debate new laws to give women more protection from sexual violence, after the New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne caused outrage.
Guatemalans buried in rubbish tip slide
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:16:54 GMT - Rescue workers in Guatemala City are searching for survivors after part of a huge rubbish dump collapsed following heavy rain.
Torture trial over Mexico choking case
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:54:32 GMT - Five Mexican security officials face torture charges after a video emerged showing them choking a woman by placing a plastic bag over her head.
Egypt policeman suspended over shooting
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:48:45 GMT - A policeman in Egypt is suspended and is under investigation for allegedly shooting and wounding a bus driver after a row over blocking traffic.
Iran sentences four journalists to jail
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:36:53 GMT - A media advocacy group condemns the sentencing by a court in Iran of four reformist journalists to between five and 10 years in prison.
Sanders begins campaign lay-offs
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:19:58 GMT - The campaign of US Democrat Bernie Sanders starts laying off staff members, after a series of losses to Hillary Clinton in key states.
US economic growth slows to 0.5%
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:09:05 GMT - US economic growth slowed to an annual pace of 0.5% during the first three months of the year, official figures show.
Food Photographer of the Year 2016
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:01:32 GMT - Oozing cheese toasties, fiery hot kitchens and impressive baking displays - see the colourful winners of this year's Food Photographer of the Year competition.
Lluniau: Cymru yn y gwanwyn // Wales in springtime
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:45:56 GMT - Photographer Dylan Arnold captures the start of the new season
Have we fallen out of love with elephant rides?
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:00:43 GMT - Have elephant rides and tiger selfies become taboo?
Russia's mixed messages on LGBT
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:06:58 GMT - Russia sends mixed messages on LGBT
Quiz of the week's news
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:06:50 GMT - What did Rita Ora deny on Twitter this week?
Gush Etzion Junction: The deadly roundabout
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:07:51 GMT - Why a junction near Jerusalem is so dangerous
The migrants stranded in Greece
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:58 GMT - What's life like for thousands of migrants stuck in Greece?

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