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Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake
At least 970 people have died as Nepal suffered its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with deaths also reported in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:19:40 GMT)

Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'
Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:44 GMT)

Indonesia issues execution orders
At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent execution.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:43:10 GMT)

Pakistan PM condemns activist killing
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:53:50 GMT)

Burundi president seeks third term
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:11:45 GMT)

Arrest over Japan radioactive drone
A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:25:47 GMT)

Syria Islamists 'take northern town'
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:50:41 GMT)

Bruce Jenner: I am a woman
The reality TV star says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:53:34 GMT)

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:59 GMT)

Mango-thrower gets presidential flat
Venezuela's President Maduro allocates a woman a flat, after she hits him on the head with a mango.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:23:13 GMT)

Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps
Officials in the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt say they are ending the practice of allowing tourists to pose for photos with the iconic St Bernard dogs.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:36:14 GMT)

Canada's Senate speaker Nolin dies
Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:47:33 GMT)

Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee
A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:20:06 GMT)

Chile volcano causes flight problems
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT)

Russia and Argentina in energy deals
Argentina and Russia sign a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation following talks in Moscow.
(Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:39:56 GMT)

Malawians boycott South African shops
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:23 GMT)

Al-Shabab kills man for blasphemy
The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has killed a man for "insulting the prophet Muhammed", witnesses tell the BBC.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:45 GMT)

Reprieve for China wife on death row
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:34:37 GMT)

£94k for Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight sells out in minutes and tickets immediately appear on websites for £94,000.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:15:18 GMT)

Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign'
Ceremonies are held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:44:23 GMT)

Poland bars Putin-backed bikers
Poland refuses entry to Putin-supported biker group Night Wolves, saying it cannot ensure security for the gang on its WW2 commemorative ride.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:16:27 GMT)

IS posts 'health service' video
Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:05:07 GMT)

Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent
Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:31:01 GMT)

Queen marks Gallipoli centenary
The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:08:12 GMT)

Ex-soldier in court over shooting
A former soldier appears in court charged with the attempted murder of a man who was shot dead by soldiers in County Armagh more than 40 years ago.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:59:01 GMT)

Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs
The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:49:50 GMT)

Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal
US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:08:06 GMT)

HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK
HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:15:53 GMT)

Southampton 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham twice came from behind against Southampton to earn a valuable point in the battle to secure European football for next season.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:13:43 GMT)

Higgins loses out to Ding at Worlds
Four-time champion John Higgins is knocked out of the World Snooker Championship after losing 13-9 to China's Ding Junhui.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:15:44 GMT)

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Watford
Watford move closer to promotion to the Premier League with a vital victory at Brighton and Hove Albion.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:29:41 GMT)

US child star 'takes own life'
Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:29:11 GMT)

Native Americans quit Sandler set
Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:40:31 GMT)

Artist's assistant jailed for theft
A former assistant to US artist Jasper Johns has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting he stole artworks from Johns' Connecticut studio.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:29:21 GMT)

VIDEO: Quake 'felt across entire region'
A powerful earthquake has rocked central Nepal, causing extensive damage to buildings and dozens of injuries, according to eyewitnesses.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:59:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Services mark Gallipoli 100 years on
Services are taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:22:45 GMT)

VIDEO: NZ PM: Gallipoli 'sadness, loss, pride'
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key tells the BBC's Lucy Hockings what the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli means to him.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:39:39 GMT)

VIDEO: Warning over Chile's Calbuco volcano
People living close to the Calbuco volcano in the south of Chile have been warned that it might erupt again at some point soon.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:32:41 GMT)

VIDEO: NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba
The NBA becomes the first American sports organisation to visit Cuba since the two countries began to restore diplomatic ties.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:58:53 GMT)

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: 'I'm going to be OK'
The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:12:04 GMT)

VIDEO: Insecure borders of struggling Libya
Quentin Sommerville reports on Libya's struggle for stability, four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:18:37 GMT)

VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'
Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:25:06 GMT)

Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones
The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:30 GMT)

Iceland's Facebook war over sex education
Musician questions sex education in Iceland
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:35:58 GMT)

The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace
The African migrants who made a Sicilian palace their home
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:40:30 GMT)

Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015
Some of the best news photos from around the world
(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT)

Justice for historical crimes
Is it always necessary to prosecute decades-old crimes?
(Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:01:05 GMT)

Will Togo vote end family dynasty?
Will Togo elections prolong a half-century of family rule?
(Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:23:54 GMT)

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