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  • Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:55:28 GMT)

    Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles to meet the overwhelming need following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says. ... Read


  • Baltimore emergency as riots erupt
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:13:42 GMT)

    A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. ... Read


  • Indonesia execution families mobbed
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:15:02 GMT)

    Distraught family members of two Australian drug smugglers are mobbed by reporters as they arrive in Indonesia ahead of expected executions. ... Read


  • Vatican urges action on climate
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:04:26 GMT)

    The Vatican Science Academy will urge Christians to take action on climate change because it threatens the world's poor. ... Read




  • Greek PM sees EU deal by next week
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:41:31 GMT)

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is in the final stretch of talks with the EU and that he believes an interim deal will by in place by 9 May. ... Read


  • Russia unveils new tank for parade
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:54:23 GMT)

    Russia shows off a new-generation tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May. ... Read


  • Sewol captain sentenced for murder
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:33:02 GMT)

    An appeals court in South Korea finds the captain of the sunken Sewol ferry guilty of homicide and increases his sentence to life in jail. ... Read


  • Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:44:31 GMT)

    At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds. ... Read


  • New York dims lights to save birds
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:10:08 GMT)

    State of New York to turn off non-essential lights to try and prevent migratory birds becoming confused and fatally crashing into buildings. ... Read


  • Fan struck by flying baseball bat
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:09:41 GMT)

    A baseball fan was struck in the face by a flying bat and carried from the stands on a stretcher on Monday night. ... Read



  • Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:59:35 GMT)

    A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error. ... Read


  • Colorado cinema gunman 'was sane'
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:59:33 GMT)

    A man who shot and killed 12 people in a cinema in 2012 was found sane by two experts immediately following the attack, prosecutors say. ... Read


  • Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:59:55 GMT)

    A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety. ... Read


  • Brazilian torture survivor dies
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:30:39 GMT)

    The sole political prisoner to survive a notorious torture centre in Brazil, whose testimony exposed abuses there, dies aged 72. ... Read


  • Chile town covered by volcanic ash
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:18:10 GMT)

    Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down. ... Read


  • Burundi rocked by new protests
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:05:29 GMT)

    Burundi is hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term spreads beyond the capital. ... Read


  • Ugandan youths 'to tackle al-Shabab'
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:17:07 GMT)

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni orders security agencies to re-introduce military training for civilians to counter the threat from al-Shabab. ... Read


  • 'Eight million' hit by Nepal quake
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:43 GMT)

    Eight million people were affected by the Nepal earthquake and 1.4m are in need of food aid, the UN says, as the death toll tops 4,000. ... Read


  • In pictures: After the Everest avalanche
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:59:02 GMT)

    Pictures emerge showing Everest Base Camp on the day after Nepal's earthquake triggered an avalanche which swept away many tents, killing 18 people. ... Read


  • Collapsed player needs 'miracle'
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:28:00 GMT)

    Belgian defender Gregory Mertens needs a "miracle" after collapsing on the pitch with a heart-related illness. ... Read


  • UK economic growth slows to 0.3%
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:23:10 GMT)

    The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago. ... Read


  • Syrian dissident flees to Spain
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:40:38 GMT)

    Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment". ... Read


  • Israel 'kills militants' in Golan
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:48:50 GMT)

    An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says. ... Read


  • UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:44:14 GMT)

    An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal, where many British and Irish nationals are missing. ... Read



  • Apple returns more cash to investors
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:11:10 GMT)

    Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors. ... Read


  • Standard Chartered profits down
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:38:28 GMT)

    UK-based bank Standard Chartered posts a 22% fall in pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year. ... Read


  • BP profit hit by oil price fall
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:10:51 GMT)

    Oil giant BP has reported a sharp fall in profit for the three months to the end of March as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll. ... Read


  • Cherries 'achieving the impossible'
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:21:55 GMT)

    Bournemouth will survive in the Premier League after effectively sealing promotion to the top flight, says chairman Jeff Mostyn. ... Read


  • 'My head says Mayweather will win'
  • (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:09:39 GMT)

    Ricky Hatton has fought both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao but believes the American will adapt his style and win. ... Read



  • Rings cinematographer Lesnie dies
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:29:12 GMT)

    Andrew Lesnie, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died at the age of 59. ... Read



  • Gallery's 'fake' painting revealed
  • (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:54:50 GMT)

    The identity of a replica painting, which was hung at Dulwich Picture Gallery as a challenge to visitors, is revealed. ... Read


















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