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  • Rebels 'driven from key Yemen base'
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:10:35 GMT)

    Pro-government forces in Yemen recapture the country's largest airbase after a fierce battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman tells the BBC. ... Read

  • Thousands flee California fires
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:24:42 GMT)

    Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought. ... Read

  • German MP opens home to migrants
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:08:15 GMT)

    A German conservative MP, Martin Patzelt, is looking after two Eritrean refugees in his home and helping them find jobs. ... Read

  • Taliban political chief resigns
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:38:45 GMT)

    The Afghan Taliban's political chief in Qatar, Syed Tayyab Agha, resigns in the latest sign of a split in the group following leader Mullah Omar's death. ... Read

  • Controversy over Pakistan execution
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:44:21 GMT)

    Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from campaigners and claims that he was a minor when found guilty. ... Read

  • US airlines in big game trophy ban
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:16:19 GMT)

    Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. ... Read

  • Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:52:26 GMT)

    The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the country's Bomber Command Association says. ... Read

  • Malema corruption case thrown out
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:43:07 GMT)

    A court in South Africa throws out fraud and corruption charges against left-wing opposition leader Julius Malema. ... Read

  • Malaysia agency 'clears' Najib funds
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:10:55 GMT)

    Malaysia's anti-corruption body effectively clears PM Najib Razak of wrongdoing saying funds in his personal accounts were "donations", without saying who from or what for. ... Read

  • Myanmar appeals for flood assistance
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:51:34 GMT)

    The Myanmar government appeals for international assistance after widespread floods kill at least 46 people and affect more than 210,000. ... Read

  • Crocodile heads found in freezer
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:22:21 GMT)

    Police in Australia investigate how more than 70 crocodile heads ended up in a freezer dumped near the city of Darwin. ... Read

  • China Olympic song: Frozen rip-off?
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:20:44 GMT)

    Internet users spot a striking similarity between China's Winter Olympics theme tune a hit song from the Disney musical Frozen. ... Read

  • The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:12:31 GMT)

    It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing. ... Read

  • Obama unveils clean energy plan
  • (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:34:31 GMT)

    US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change. ... Read

  • Two killed after Toronto rap concert
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:26:10 GMT)

    Two people are shot dead and three others wounded in Toronto after a fight broke out at a party hosted by pop music star Drake. ... Read

  • Mexico condemns journalist's murder
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:28:36 GMT)

    Mexican officials say there will be no impunity in the case of five people, including journalist Ruben Espinosa, who were found murdered on Friday. ... Read

  • Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held
  • (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:35:39 GMT)

    Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation. ... Read

  • Gunmen wound key Burundi activist
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:27:31 GMT)

    Prominent Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is shot and seriously injured by gunmen on motorbikes, his family says. ... Read

  • UK firm faces Somalia payments probe
  • (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:16:04 GMT)

    A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC. ... Read

  • S Korean soldiers hurt in DMZ blast
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:07:29 GMT)

    Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media. ... Read

  • Cranes collapse on Dutch buildings
  • (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:23:48 GMT)

    Two cranes restoring a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings, with rescuers searching for victims. ... Read

  • Kosovo approves war crimes court
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:08:35 GMT)

    Kosovo's parliament votes to set up a special court to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Kosovo Albanian rebels in the war in the 1990s. ... Read

  • 'Harsh methods' for Israel militants
  • (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:40:10 GMT)

    Israel says it could use harsh interrogation techniques against Jewish militants, after the death of a Palestinian child in an arson attack. ... Read

  • Heath investigated by abuse police
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:07:27 GMT)

    The Met Police is investigating former PM Edward Heath as part of their inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims, the BBC understands. ... Read

  • Eurotunnel trains face more delays
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:22:25 GMT)

    Passengers and lorries using the Eurotunnel from the UK face delays of four hours due to an "unplanned tunnel inspection," the company says. ... Read

  • Treasury sells RBS stake at £1bn loss
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:17:46 GMT)

    The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid. ... Read

  • Van der Burgh sets new world record
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:30:33 GMT)

    South African Cameron van der Burgh sets a new world record for the men's 50m breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships. ... Read

  • Moriarty set to make Wales debut
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:02:57 GMT)

    Ross Moriarty, Tyler Morgan, Eli Walker and Dominic Day will win their first Wales caps in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland. ... Read

  • Tuesday's gossip column
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:24:25 GMT)

    Manchester United put in two £100m Bale bids, Chelsea target Tottenham's Rose, Sunderland near to double deal, plus more. ... Read

  • Bobbi Brown buried alongside mother
  • (Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:51:49 GMT)

    The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown is taken to a New Jersey cemetery for burial alongside her late mother, Whitney Houston. ... Read

  • London culture tops Google searches
  • (Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:42:35 GMT)

    London is named the most googled city in the world for its art galleries, performing arts and innovative design, with the Science Museum is the most searched-for museum. ... Read

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