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US warns of Europe terror threat
Tue, 31 May 2016 18:02:49 GMT - The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
Migrant 'document forgers' arrested
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:03:41 GMT - Police in Greece and the Czech Republic arrest more than 20 people suspected of producing forged passports and visas for migrants trying to enter Europe.
Police to investigate gorilla shooting
Tue, 31 May 2016 18:09:31 GMT - Police are to investigate the circumstances around the killing of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.
IS hits back as army moves into Falluja
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:02:03 GMT - Militants from the so-called Islamic State launch a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.
EU work headscarf ban 'may be justified'
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:46:21 GMT - Employers in the EU may be able to stop Muslim staff wearing headscarves to work as long as it is part of a general ban on all religious symbols, a senior EU court adviser has said.
California governor endorses Clinton
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:54:13 GMT - California Governor Jerry Brown is endorsing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for president, saying it is the only way to stop Donald Trump.
Concordia skipper's sentence upheld
Tue, 31 May 2016 19:24:40 GMT - An Italian appeals court upholds the 16-year sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia which capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.
Facebook copy created in North Korea
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:40:11 GMT - A crude clone of the Facebook social media site briefly appears in North Korea before going offline.
Air strikes 'kill 23' in Syria's Idlib
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:54:29 GMT - At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes overnight on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.
Ex-Miss Turkey guilty of Erdogan insult
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:55:20 GMT - A Turkish court convicts a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving her a 14-month suspended prison sentence.
TV sitcom writer Carla Lane dies
Tue, 31 May 2016 19:39:24 GMT - Television writer Carla Lane, who created shows including 1980s Liverpool sitcoms Bread and Butterflies, dies aged 87.
Queen to appear on Vanity Fair cover
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:38:42 GMT - The Queen is to appear on the front page of the latest edition of Vanity Fair magazine with her pet dogs.
VIDEO: A visit to Karachi's 'most dangerous' area
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:20:29 GMT - BBC journalist Benjamin Zand visits Lyari in Karachi, which he had been told to avoid as the Pakistani city's 'most dangerous' area.
VIDEO: Zoo defends Harambe gorilla shooting
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:53:02 GMT - A US zoo has defended its decision to shoot a gorilla, after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure .
VIDEO: Disney's first lesbian couple?
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:37:10 GMT - New trailer for Finding Dory has people wondering if it features Disney Pixar's first lesbian couple
VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:16:44 GMT - Parts of northern France have been hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain swept the region.
VIDEO: Iraqi forces meet fierce resistance
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:12:09 GMT - Iraqi forces are meeting fierce resistance as efforts to retake the city of Falluja from the so-called Islamic State group continue.
VIDEO: Building the world's smallest airport
Tue, 31 May 2016 05:27:57 GMT - Leading architects from across the globe are showcasing their ideas in Venice this week.
VIDEO: Cars buried amid deadly German floods
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:42:57 GMT - Four people have died in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain in the past 24 hours.
Niger battles terrorism threats on all fronts
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:18:37 GMT - The western African nation of Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, is fighting terror threats on several fronts, as the BBC's Julian Keane discovers in its capital Niamey.
What does modern slavery look like?
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:06:05 GMT - More than 45 million people are living in modern slavery, with Asia accounting for two thirds of the victims, a new report says.
What has gone wrong in Brazil?
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:09:18 GMT - BBC News takes a closer look at the problems Brazil is facing after President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office pending an impeachment trial.
Dan Aykroyd praises Ghostbusters remake
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:01:16 GMT - Dan Aykroyd, the actor who played Ray Stantz in the original Ghostbusters film, has praised the upcoming remake.
Ronnie Wood becomes father to twins
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:04:59 GMT - Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has become a father again at the age of 68.
Emissions scandal hits profit at VW
Tue, 31 May 2016 09:59:26 GMT - Volkswagen profit tumbles 20% in the first three months of 2016 as it continues to grapple with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.
Ousted pharma boss gets $9m severance
Tue, 31 May 2016 18:38:28 GMT - The former head of embattled drugmaker Valeant will receive $9m (£6.2m) in severance payment along with thousands of dollars in consulting fees.
MySpace and Tumblr hit by 'mega breach'
Tue, 31 May 2016 12:14:00 GMT - More than 400 million hacked account IDs from Tumblr and MySpace are being offered for sale on the net.
Iran closes borders on messaging apps
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:17:00 GMT - Instant messaging apps must store data about Iranian users inside the country, Iran has ordered.
First Harry Potter cast photos released
Tue, 31 May 2016 08:31:07 GMT - The first set of photographs featuring some cast members of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in costume has been released.
Amazon's Transparent gets fourth series
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:40:47 GMT - Transparent, Amazon's award-winning show about a father who is transgender, is to get a fourth series, the company announces.
Baking soda 'sponge' to capture carbon
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:03:27 GMT - Scientists in California are testing a spongy material made with the key ingredient of baking soda as means of capturing carbon emissions.
Officials seize tigers from Thai temple
Tue, 31 May 2016 03:20:37 GMT - Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
India transfusions infect many with HIV
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:27:36 GMT - At least 2,234 people in India contracted the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.
Cigarette plain packs to 'go global'
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:56:02 GMT - Plain packaging for cigarettes is about to "go global" in a move that will have a "huge impact" on health, the World Health Organization says.
Rashford makes England Euro 2016 squad
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:00:10 GMT - Marcus Rashford and Daniel Sturridge are included in England's squad for Euro 2016 but Andros Townsend and Danny Drinkwater miss out.
Djokovic in charge when rain returns
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:55:38 GMT - Novak Djokovic fights back from a set down to lead to Roberto Bautista Agut before rain returns at the French Open.
I had to leave my partner to lose weight
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:48:43 GMT - Celena and her partner Pete separated for 10 weeks to break their bad habits and lose weight.
How rare are bright blue lobsters?
Tue, 24 May 2016 23:56:10 GMT - Canadian fishermen have been celebrating after catching two bright blue lobsters. But just how unusual is this?
World's largest refugee camp to close
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:27:30 GMT - Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp - the world's largest - will close by November, the country's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry says.
Malawi leader 'ashamed of albino attacks'
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:45:18 GMT - Malawi's President Peter Mutharika tells the BBC he feels ashamed by attacks on albinos in his country and calls on the church to help stop them.
Malaysia passport systems 'sabotaged'
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:12:19 GMT - Fifteen Malaysian immigration officers are fired, after being accused of sabotaging computer passport systems to let in certain travellers undetected.
North Korea missile test launch 'fails'
Tue, 31 May 2016 05:16:46 GMT - North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.
Tbilisi vegans denounce meat-throwers
Tue, 31 May 2016 18:13:31 GMT - A vegan cafe in Tbilisi appeals for public solidarity after being invaded by ultra-nationalists wielding grilled meat and sausages.
French leader digs in as strike begins
Tue, 31 May 2016 19:41:07 GMT - President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action begins on the railways.
Venezuela crisis: OAS lays on pressure
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:22:04 GMT - Organization of American States head Luis Almagro,calls for an emergency meeting which could lead to the expulsion of Venezuela from the regional body.
Second minister quits Brazil government
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:46:08 GMT - A second minister in Brazil's new government resigns after a recording was broadcast suggesting he tried to derail a corruption investigation.
Three Palestinians executed in Gaza
Tue, 31 May 2016 12:39:22 GMT - Three people convicted of murder have been executed in the Gaza Strip, in a move condemned by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank.
Japan hostage photo from Syria 'genuine'
Mon, 30 May 2016 06:43:40 GMT - Japan says a newly released photograph purporting to show a journalist who is being held hostage in Syria appealing for help is genuine.
Trump: Illegals treated better than vets
Sun, 29 May 2016 21:18:54 GMT - Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says.
Tearful end to 11-year US church protest
Mon, 30 May 2016 15:18:23 GMT - Parishioners in Massachusetts admit defeat in their efforts to keep their church open, bringing to a tearful end their 11-year protest.
Week in pictures
Sat, 28 May 2016 00:01:57 GMT - News photos from around the world
In pictures: The barbers of Freetown
Wed, 25 May 2016 03:12:52 GMT - The people who shape hair in the capital of Sierra Leone
The invention that stops girls missing school every month
Mon, 30 May 2016 23:04:02 GMT - The invention that stops girls missing school every month
Pele sells off his life in football
Mon, 30 May 2016 23:04:12 GMT - Brazilian icon to sell off his life in football
In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols
Tue, 31 May 2016 15:22:41 GMT - Ukraine rids itself of communist symbols
Why it's OK to run when you are pregnant
Mon, 30 May 2016 22:04:21 GMT - The truth about running when you are pregnant
The mysterious novel in the cat video comments
Mon, 30 May 2016 23:07:44 GMT - Anonymous social media novel gains growing audience
How happy chatbots could become our new best friends
Mon, 30 May 2016 23:10:02 GMT - Will giving computers emotions make them more useful at work?
Why do Indian-Americans win spelling bee contests?
Mon, 30 May 2016 09:46:01 GMT - Why do Indian-Americans dominate spelling contests?
Switzerland's forgotten role in saving WW1 lives
Sun, 29 May 2016 23:54:56 GMT - Switzerland's forgotten role in saving WW1 lives
Fleeing Saddam with the Kurds
Sun, 29 May 2016 23:52:47 GMT - Iraqi Kurds' extraordinary exodus, 25 years on

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