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Ramadi civilians' plight highlighted
The UN tries to reach some 40,000 Ramadis displaced by the advance of Islamic State amid reports some are dying in the heat.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 07:58:01 GMT)

Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out
At least 43 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 06:59:17 GMT)

Ireland counts gay marriage votes
Vote counting begins in the Republic of Ireland after a historic referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 08:04:44 GMT)

US Senate blocks surveillance bill
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 06:19:14 GMT)

US reality show taken off schedule
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 23:37:25 GMT)

Farc suspends truce after attack
Colombian Farc leftist rebel group suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 00:22:58 GMT)

IS 'carried out Saudi mosque attack'
The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, apparently its first attack in the kingdom.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 21:52:05 GMT)

First set of Clinton emails released
State Department releases cache of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from Hillary Clinton's private email account.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 19:02:46 GMT)

Breast-feeding protest at McDonald's
Mothers with babies occupy a McDonald's restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest in protest after a woman was told not to breast-feed there.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:14:26 GMT)

California farmers agree water deal
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 21:31:48 GMT)

Cholera hits 3,000 Burundi refugees
More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 19:04:08 GMT)

Stage set for biggest ever Eurovision
Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 23:50:43 GMT)

Spiders strum on leaves for love
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 02:07:53 GMT)

Kim Jong-un brother seen in London
Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:53:24 GMT)

DC mansion murder suspect arrested
Daron Dylon Wint, who had previously worked for the victims' family business, was captured late Thursday in Washington DC.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 20:50:09 GMT)

Huge audience for Letterman finale
After a 33-year career, The Tonight Show host David Letterman's goodbye attracts more than 13 million viewers
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:21:53 GMT)

Brazil 'race row' gymnasts suspended
Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 15:18:16 GMT)

Mexico probes new disappearances
Mexican investigators are probing the disappearance of at least 15 people in Chilapa, Guerrero state, after it was overrun in early May by gunmen.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 01:35:01 GMT)

'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops
Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:12:13 GMT)

SA 'stolen staircase' mystery explained
South African officials move to deny that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:50:10 GMT)

Myanmar in first migrant boat rescue
Myanmar rescues two migrant boats with more than 200 people in its waters in the first such operation following criticism.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:05 GMT)

South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:55 GMT)

Email error reveals bank's EU project
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 07:03:37 GMT)

Netherlands backs veil ban plans
The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:58:58 GMT)

'Israel row' sinks UN nuclear talks
A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons ends in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 08:24:33 GMT)

'Children died' in US air strike
A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:36:06 GMT)

End adoption delays, councils told
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 02:05:27 GMT)

Councils urge blanket legal high ban
Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 08:03:29 GMT)

Yellen: US rates may rise this year
The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:12 GMT)

EU agrees 1.8bn-euro loan to Ukraine
The European Union agrees a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine - described as a landmark deal for a non-EU member.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 15:53:16 GMT)

Supermarket lights send 'GPS' data
A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 13:58:00 GMT)

Will Hull's season end on high note?
Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 22:20:37 GMT)

High security as Pakistan win T20
More than 4,000 security staff are in force as Pakistan stages its first international match since a 2009 terror attack.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:56:13 GMT)

Saturday's gossip column
Manchester City favourites to sign Sterling, Berahino told to put career before money, Arsenal eye Lyon duo, plus more.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 06:45:34 GMT)

Kahlo's home recreated in New York
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 11:16:51 GMT)

Gurlitt painting up for auction
A Max Liebermann painting from the collection of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is to go up for auction next month.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:20 GMT)

Fearne Cotton broadcasts final show
Dave Grohl, Ricky Gervais and Chris Martin pay tribute to DJ Fearne Cotton as she broadcasts her final show on Radio 1.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 13:19:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances
Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 22:14:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course
A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 07:18:59 GMT)

VIDEO: Mexico shoot-out leaves dozens dead
A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 02:22:02 GMT)

VIDEO: Snapshot of gay rights around the globe
As Ireland awaits the results of its referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, many other countries are moving in the opposite direction.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 08:03:09 GMT)

VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS?
The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 22:43:35 GMT)

VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 04:41:10 GMT)

VIDEO: The view from One World Trade Center
The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:20:28 GMT)

VIDEO: Opera House light show wows visitors
The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:14:52 GMT)

Who was suicide bomber Luul Dahir?
The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel
(Fri, 22 May 2015 23:46:47 GMT)

Oscar Romero: Latin America’s martyr and hero
Oscar Romero is celebrated in El Salvador but divisions remain
(Sat, 23 May 2015 03:36:16 GMT)

The 'Kabuliwala' Afghans of Kolkata
The Afghans who have made Kolkata their home
(Sat, 23 May 2015 00:01:03 GMT)

The element that made the 20th Century shine
The element that made the modern era gleam
(Fri, 22 May 2015 23:53:54 GMT)

Spain's political masters face bloody nose
Spain's political masters face bloody nose in regional battle
(Sat, 23 May 2015 00:03:50 GMT)

Does a death sentence always mean death?
Does a death sentence always mean death?
(Fri, 22 May 2015 23:57:14 GMT)

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