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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:34:20 GMT)

Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact
Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:58:18 GMT)

Iranians see petrol prices surge
Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol sending prices up to 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:53:55 GMT)

Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:41:10 GMT)

Tech giants settle hiring court case
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a US case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:38:19 GMT)

New clashes in Rio over dancer death
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:53:41 GMT)

Bolivia dismisses protesting troops
Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:47:29 GMT)

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:51 GMT)

Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants
Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:40:42 GMT)

Plane stowaway 'going to Somalia'
The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:38:00 GMT)

John Paul II crucifix crushes man
A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:51:35 GMT)

Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:35:48 GMT)

Blood 'is not from headless king'
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:24 GMT)

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:51:11 GMT)

New hearing for Briton in US prison
A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:06:03 GMT)

Argentina approves Repsol payment
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:11:48 GMT)

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:49:53 GMT)

South Sudan treason charges dropped
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:39:05 GMT)

Kenyan officials wrangle over status
Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT)

In pictures: Anzac Day
Images of Australians and New Zealanders around the world gathering on Anzac Day to remember those who fought and died for their countries, on the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:31:10 GMT)

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:29:42 GMT)

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT)

Russia extends Navalny house arrest
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:26:24 GMT)

Deadly air strike on Syria market
A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:06:14 GMT)

Iran replaces prison service chief
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
(Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT)

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:07:41 GMT)

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown
Ed Miliband will unveil plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:10:36 GMT)

Microsoft earnings beat estimates
Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:47:39 GMT)

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT)

Cost of recalls hits GM profits
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:09:43 GMT)

Klopp rules out Man Utd switch
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:09:55 GMT)

Benfica 2-1 Juventus
Lima's late strike gives Benfica a narrow advantage over Juventus in a high-quality Europa League semi-final first leg.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:36:23 GMT)

Ramires to miss rest of league season
Chelsea midfielder Ramires accepts the Football Association's charge of violent conduct for fracas in defeat to Sunderland.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:16:55 GMT)

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed
A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT)

Third Hobbit film title changed
Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:26 GMT)

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend
US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:00:45 GMT)

VIDEO: US medics killed in Kabul attack
Three American medics have been shot dead by a policeman at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:33:36 GMT)

VIDEO: Teacher tells of Boko Haram attack
A Koranic teacher, who has fled to Niger, tells the BBC about a Boko Haram attack on his village last year.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:38:35 GMT)

VIDEO: Royals attend Anzac Day services
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Anzac Day remembrance services in Canberra.
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:21:57 GMT)

VIDEO: Obama urges end to island row
US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:10:04 GMT)

VIDEO: How Iranian woman defy hijab rule
Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:12:41 GMT)

VIDEO: Bollywood heads to America
For the first time the International Indian Film Academy awards will be held in the United States.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:43:13 GMT)

VIDEO: New Russia drills after Ukraine raid
Russia has ordered new military exercises on its border with Ukraine in response to an operation by Kiev against pro-Russian separatists.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:17:27 GMT)

VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:41:27 GMT)

Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?
Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:55:03 GMT)

Rio's Passion Plays highlight inequality
Rio's controversial plays that highlight inequality
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:35:43 GMT)

VIDEO: Soldier's widow runs to cope with grief
Soldier's widow pounds the streets to cope with grief
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:35:48 GMT)

Pakistan army eyes Taliban talks with unease
What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks
(Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:49:24 GMT)

Crisis loosens Franco-German bond
Germany leaves France behind - how will voters react?
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:08:23 GMT)

VIDEO: The Palestinian prankster
The making of a YouTube star
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:40:27 GMT)

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