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Prince William issues appeal to Fifa
Sat, 30 May 2015 22:03:37 GMT

The Duke of Cambridge has urged world football body Fifa to "show that it can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first".

Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 72'
Sat, 30 May 2015 18:20:07 GMT

At least 72 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa
Sat, 30 May 2015 21:17:46 GMT

Arsenal retain the FA Cup with a decisive 4-0 win over Aston Villa to become the most successful team in the competition's history.

Harman rejects leader removal clause
Sat, 30 May 2015 22:10:34 GMT

Interim Labour leader Harriet Harman rejects calls for the party to put a "break clause" in place to potentially remove its next leader before the next election.

Solar plane begins Pacific crossing
Sat, 30 May 2015 20:49:23 GMT

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.

Corrie stars hail 'loveable' Kirkbride
Sat, 30 May 2015 15:15:18 GMT

Stars pay tribute to "loveable and funny" Anne Kirkbride - during a memorial service for the Coronation Street actress at Manchester Cathedral.

O'Malley enters US presidential race
Sat, 30 May 2015 17:22:59 GMT

Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for presidential elections in 2016.

Boy in court over knife murders
Sat, 30 May 2015 15:44:49 GMT

A 16-year-old boy appears in court charged with the murders of a man and woman in Colchester.

Strong earthquake strikes off Japan
Sat, 30 May 2015 14:44:41 GMT

A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan shakes buildings in the capital Tokyo and is felt across the country.

Planned rail strike talks adjourned
Sat, 30 May 2015 10:22:53 GMT

Crisis talks aimed at averting strike action will resume on Sunday as a dispute between National Rail and its workers over pay continues.

England would back World Cup boycott
Sat, 30 May 2015 18:03:12 GMT

England ready to back a European boycott of the 2018 World Cup after Sepp Blatter's Fifa re-election, says Greg Dyke.

Robinson blames illness on lifestyle
Sat, 30 May 2015 15:17:01 GMT

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson blames his lifestyle and not stress for the heart attack he suffered last Monday.

Nepal's treasures: Before and after
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:51:37 GMT

Images of the destruction wreaked on Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks by Saturday's deadly earthquake.

Cameron's EU tour: Mission accomplished?
Sat, 30 May 2015 07:23:32 GMT

The BBC's Katya Adler looks whether British PM David Cameron's "whistle-stop tour" of the EU to push for changes in the 28-member bloc was a success.

Business interests propel change in China's global role
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:23:26 GMT

The rising number of Chinese nationals working abroad is causing Beijing to adapt its foreign policy in order to protect them, says Jonathan Marcus.

What are legal highs?
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:55 GMT

The government has said it will introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs, but what are they and where does the law stand on them?

How do US black students do at school?
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:33:14 GMT

Are black children reaching their full potential at US schools - and if not, why not?

Berlusconi backs wrong candidate
Sat, 30 May 2015 16:26:43 GMT

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally lends his support to one of his opponents after turning up at the wrong rally.

Free-range cows on loose in city
Sat, 30 May 2015 14:30:38 GMT

A herd of escaped cows take up residence in gardens and driveways when they go on the loose in Sheffield.

VIDEO: Match of the Day
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:36:55 GMT

Highlights of the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Wembley.

Inverness CT 2-1 Falkirk
Sat, 30 May 2015 15:56:29 GMT

Inverness Caledonian Thistle win the Scottish Cup for the first time as they overcome Falkirk with 10 men at Hampden.

NZ check England after Lyth century
Sat, 30 May 2015 17:46:25 GMT

Adam Lyth hits his maiden Test century for England but New Zealand fight back on day two of the second Test.

Ennis-Hill pleased on Gotzis return
Sat, 30 May 2015 18:14:11 GMT

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is "quite pleased" to be in third place after the opening day of her heptathlon return.

Cook breaks England Test run record
Sat, 30 May 2015 15:54:41 GMT

Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.

No £100 fine for late tax returns
Sat, 30 May 2015 09:05:25 GMT

People who have filed late tax returns are to be let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed.

Cup Final instant replay app tests
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:01:14 GMT

Mobile operator EE and the BBC will test a mobile app at the FA Cup final which uses 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to fans in the stadium.

Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change
Fri, 29 May 2015 15:23:08 GMT

Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.

Legal bid to oust Carmichael as MP
Fri, 29 May 2015 14:43:58 GMT

Campaigners hoping to overturn the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael launch a legal challenge at the Court of Session.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:00:54 GMT

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.

Germany 'hits global birth rate low'
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:12:40 GMT

A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.

Jewish sect female drive ban condemned
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:53:05 GMT

A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says.

Campaign to stop attacks on schools
Fri, 29 May 2015 12:43:28 GMT

More than 30 countries are signing a Safe Schools Declaration in response to the deliberate targeting of education in war and terror attacks.

Silk Road drug site founder jailed
Sat, 30 May 2015 06:56:29 GMT

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.

Porn, adware found on FBI web domain
Fri, 29 May 2015 11:50:23 GMT

Porn and adwarehave briefly taken over several web domains formerly owned by the FBI and used them to direct people to adware and malware sites.

Drones take whale survey to the sky
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:13:12 GMT

Scientists are using drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California.

Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing
Fri, 29 May 2015 12:22:11 GMT

The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.

Saved by the Bell actor convicted
Sat, 30 May 2015 08:42:40 GMT

Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is convicted of two charges after a bar fight on Christmas Day - but cleared of a more serious claim.

Tributes after Still Game actor dies
Sat, 30 May 2015 12:21:40 GMT

The cast of BBC Scotland sitcom Still Game leads tributes to actor Jake D'Arcy, who has died.

Direct train to Europe
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:21:25 GMT

You can now get a direct train all the way to the Mediterranean from the UK. But not to many other places.

How did my dad's Uber account get hacked?
Wed, 27 May 2015 23:37:20 GMT

Thousands of users of taxi app Uber have reported their accounts being hacked or hijacked. What's going on?

British hotelier 'murdered' in India
Sat, 30 May 2015 13:20:30 GMT

A man confesses to murdering Ranjit Power, a Wolverhampton businessman who went missing three weeks ago in India, police say.

Headline-grabbing bull is not gay
Sat, 30 May 2015 08:22:16 GMT

A supposedly-gay bull saved from slaughter and re-homed in Norfolk is "not gay", his new owners reveal.

Condition of bus couple improves
Sat, 30 May 2015 09:40:56 GMT

Police say the condition of an elderly couple who were seriously injured by a bus in the centre of Glasgow has improved.

Norovirus bug closes lochside hotel
Sat, 30 May 2015 11:38:04 GMT

Hotel in Arrochar, Argyll and Bute, closes for deep cleaning after outbreak of norovirus affects 14 guests.

Man arrested over boxer's murder
Sat, 30 May 2015 19:38:03 GMT

A 32-year-old man is arrested over the murder of professional boxer Eamonn Magee Jr on the outskirts of west Belfast.

FA Cup pain for 'Aston Villa school'
Sat, 30 May 2015 21:27:20 GMT

Children at a Northern Ireland school that adopted Aston Villa as its official football team share the disappointment of the English club's FA Cup final defeat.

Cancer drug impact hope 'remarkable'
Sat, 30 May 2015 13:01:07 GMT

The potential impact of a new cancer drug invented in Cardiff is described as "remarkable" at the world's biggest gathering of oncologists.

Death of woman, 20, 'unexplained'
Sat, 30 May 2015 16:49:39 GMT

Police say the death of a woman found at a house in Colwyn Bay is unexplained but not suspicious.

Nigeria militant attacks kill 29
Sat, 30 May 2015 21:38:43 GMT

Militants launch deadly raids in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, including a suicide attack on a mosque, after the inauguration of the new president.

IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'
Fri, 29 May 2015 15:20:37 GMT

Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.

Pakistan hosts match despite attack
Sat, 30 May 2015 14:11:44 GMT

Pakistan will host a third and final one-day cricket international against Zimbabwe despite a deadly bomb attack near the venue of Friday's game, officials say.

US demands China halt reclamations
Sat, 30 May 2015 07:59:33 GMT

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.

Fifa chief downplays US indictment
Sat, 30 May 2015 14:31:06 GMT

Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter plays down US criminal proceedings launched against officials of world football's governing body.

Ex-Georgia leader gets Ukraine job
Sat, 30 May 2015 15:08:26 GMT

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili - who is wanted in his country - is appointed governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region.

Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:01:38 GMT

Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.

Mine clearance starts in Colombia
Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53:04 GMT

The Colombian government and Farc guerrillas begin working together to clear landmines sown during 50 years of war.

Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:46:26 GMT

At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.

'Ten killed' by Baghdad car bombs
Thu, 28 May 2015 22:45:14 GMT

At least 10 people die in twin bomb attacks outside central Baghdad hotels, say Iraqi police

US discovers more anthrax shipments
Sat, 30 May 2015 01:03:58 GMT

The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.

US gunman deemed 'legally sane'
Fri, 29 May 2015 20:22:30 GMT

A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.

Pilgrimage to the mountains
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:53:53 GMT

Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.

In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:06:41 GMT

Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival

Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures
Sun, 24 May 2015 01:06:11 GMT

Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna

In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
Wed, 27 May 2015 01:22:22 GMT

Rare access - an Indian high court at work

Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets
Tue, 26 May 2015 02:03:23 GMT

Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets

Your pictures: Looking in
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:19:24 GMT

Readers' images on the theme of looking in

Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:37:39 GMT

From around the world - 16-22 May

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:18 GMT

Alison Baskerville's photos of women in Somaliland

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT

The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

VIDEO: Take-off for Solar Impulse 2
Sat, 30 May 2015 19:39:19 GMT

Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the final and most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from China to Hawaii.

VIDEO: HMS Bulwark joins migrant rescue mission
Sat, 30 May 2015 19:02:46 GMT

The Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark has helped to rescue more than 4,000 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea between Friday and Saturday.

VIDEO: Robinson blames heart attack on lifestyle
Sat, 30 May 2015 16:44:21 GMT

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson blames his lifestyle and not stress for the heart attack he suffered last Monday.

VIDEO: One World Observatory opens to public
Sat, 30 May 2015 12:23:00 GMT

The observation deck at the top of the One World Trade Centre has opened to the public.

VIDEO: Splashdown for tightrope competitor
Sat, 30 May 2015 17:21:19 GMT

Tightrope walkers compete in China but not all competitors making the crossing smoothly.

VIDEO: Stars attend Anne Kirkbride's memorial
Sat, 30 May 2015 13:26:04 GMT

A public memorial service has taken place at Manchester Cathedral to commemorate the life and work of Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride.

VIDEO: Blatter asked if Fifa is 'rotten'
Sat, 30 May 2015 10:53:01 GMT

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded to questions about the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant.

VIDEO: Napoleon's life in Lego for anniversary
Sat, 30 May 2015 01:28:40 GMT

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is to be marked with an exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo.

Choir boy, golden boy, tractor boy
Sat, 30 May 2015 13:47:55 GMT

The different faces of England's record-setting batsman

10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:34:53 GMT

When's the worst time to drink coffee?

The battle between the veil and the miniskirt
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:07:53 GMT

The campaigns duelling over women's clothing

Nigerian walks 750km to meet President Buhari
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:34:19 GMT

The man who walked 750km to meet his president

Who advises overnight millionaires?
Fri, 29 May 2015 21:03:32 GMT

Why you'd be very pleased to meet Andy Carter

The elusive element that can make bones glow
Fri, 29 May 2015 23:09:48 GMT

The elusive element that can make body parts glow

When lawmakers were caught napping
Fri, 29 May 2015 20:19:43 GMT

The photos that got Burmese journalists into hot water