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Death toll in Nepal quake over 1,000
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:05:48 GMT

The death toll from Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years has risen above 1,000, as foreign governments offer aid.

Queen marks Gallipoli centenary
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:08:12 GMT

The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

Emotional McCoy ends superb career
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:04:05 GMT

Twenty-time champion jockey AP McCoy says he has been 'so lucky all my life' as his career comes to an end at Sandown.

Row over second referendum warning
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:25:41 GMT

Labour and the SNP clash on the issue of a second independence referendum as general election campaigning continues in Scotland.

Clegg: No 'unstable' coalition deals
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:31:04 GMT

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he would not join any coalition government after the election that was "held hostage" by UKIP or the SNP.

VW chairman resigns in power struggle
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:22:03 GMT

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.

First black or Asian PM 'to be Tory'
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:11:14 GMT

The first black or Asian prime minister will be Conservative, David Cameron says, in a speech on opportunities for ethnic minority Britons.

Indonesia issues execution orders
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:43:10 GMT

At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent execution.

Murder victim found dismembered
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:12:54 GMT

The murder victim whose body was found in a flat in Pontypridd is named as Tracey Woodford as police reveal she was dismembered.

Music boss tops Britain's rich list
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:34:40 GMT

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, according to The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List.

EU exit nothing to fear, says Farage
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:19:10 GMT

UKIP leader Nigel Farage accuses the "political class" of lacking confidence in British businesses and says the UK can go it alone outside the EU.

Justice for historical crimes
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:01:05 GMT

The trial of Oskar Groening raises the question of whether it is always necessary and right to prosecute such crimes after so many years.

Africa blog: Islamic State strengthens ties with Boko Haram
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:08:54 GMT

The Islamic State (IS) has released a new video, eulogising Nigeria's Boko Haram, in the latest sign of closer ties between the two militant groups.

How do drone strikes go wrong?
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:34:19 GMT

After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.

Will Togo vote end family dynasty?
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:23:54 GMT

President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo seeks to prolong his family's 48-year rule in elections on Saturday.

PM's 'brain fade' over football team
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:44:38 GMT

David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan.

VIDEO: Couple plan to be oldest newlyweds
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:47:09 GMT

Two elderly lovebirds from East Sussex are set to become the world's oldest newlyweds when they tie the knot in June.

Holland earns first World Series win
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:42:17 GMT

Britain's Vicky Holland claims her first ever World Triathlon Series win on her return from injury in Cape Town.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Watford
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:00:36 GMT

Watford are promoted to the Premier League after they beat Brighton and other results go their way.

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Liverpool
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:37:46 GMT

Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four finish were dealt a blow as they are held to a goalless draw at West Broms.

Higgins loses out to Ding at Worlds
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:20:58 GMT

Ex-champions John Higgins and Graeme Dott are knocked out at the Crucible, as Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham progress.

Burnley 0-1 Leicester City
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:03:56 GMT

Jamie Vardy's winner lifts Leicester out of the Premier League's bottom three after 20th-placed Burnley miss a penalty.

'Inconsistency' in air duty refunds
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:18:49 GMT

Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.

Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:49:50 GMT

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.

Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:03:27 GMT

Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy".

The unusual pledges in minor party manifestos
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:28:14 GMT

Most of us have now had as much time as we need to peruse the main manifesto pledges of the biggest parties - but there are some more unusual offerings for voters to choose.

Hope over child malaria vaccine tests
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:01:19 GMT

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:49 GMT

California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Pupils sent to Sikh school in shortage
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:15:21 GMT

More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.

Railway rules thwart student adverts
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:28:02 GMT

Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations in England.

Valve expands Steam 'mod' market
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:38:56 GMT

Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.

Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:30 GMT

A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.

Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:23:02 GMT

In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue

'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:31:48 GMT

An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy?

Bruce Jenner: I am a woman
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:53:34 GMT

The reality TV star says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.

MasterChef 2015 winner crowned
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:57:28 GMT

A data manager from Oldham has been crowned champion of MasterChef 2015.

10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:04 GMT

The taste of shipwrecked champagne, and other news nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:20:02 GMT

The week's big numbers, visualised.

BBC presenter dies from skin cancer
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:22:23 GMT

Popular radio presenter and football commentator Colin Bloomfield dies aged 33 after a battle with cancer.

Olympic boxer's stolen car found
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:55:23 GMT

A car stolen from the home of Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams is found.

Cocaine found after boat boarded
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:06:23 GMT

Cocaine is found on board a boat which was intercepted by the Royal Navy and the Border Force in the North Sea.

Thousands pedal on parliament
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:57:29 GMT

Thousands of people from across Scotland converge on Holyrood in the fourth annual Pedal on Parliament event.

Ex-soldier in court over shooting
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:59:01 GMT

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.

Crash victim was GAA senior hurler
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:41:10 GMT

The man who died in a car crash in Fermanagh on Friday night was Shane Mulholland from Derrylin.

More trains after rugby overcrowding
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:11:13 GMT

Extra trains are laid on to get rugby supporters to Cardiff for the Judgement Day games after services became overcrowded.

Lib Dem veterans commissioner plan
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:44:12 GMT

A veterans commissioner should be created to help those who have served in the military, the Liberal Democrats say.

Burundi president seeks third term
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:11:45 GMT

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.

Malawians boycott South African shops
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:23 GMT

South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:44 GMT

Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.

Pakistan PM condemns activist killing
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:53:50 GMT

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.

Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:36:14 GMT

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.

Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign'
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:44:23 GMT

Ceremonies are held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

Chile volcano causes flight problems
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT

The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

Russia and Argentina in energy deals
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:39:56 GMT

Argentina and Russia sign a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation following talks in Moscow.

Syria Islamists take northern town
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:44 GMT

Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:59 GMT

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.

Canada's Senate speaker Nolin dies
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:47:33 GMT

Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:20:06 GMT

A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.

Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:33 GMT

Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images

Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:25 GMT

Images from the campaign trail: 24 April

In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07:02 GMT

Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

In pictures: 25 years of Hubble
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:12:46 GMT

Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope.

In pictures: Stairway to Heaven
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:51:33 GMT

Finding a final resting places in a crowded city

In pictures: Earth's beauty
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:57:30 GMT

To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures

Election 2015 in pictures: 23 April
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:27:21 GMT

Images from the campaign trail: 23 April

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:08:15 GMT

MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:51:37 GMT

A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.

VIDEO: Cameron's football 'brain fade'
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:56:54 GMT

David Cameron makes a slip up in a speech on diversity, saying he is a West Ham supporter, when he is actually an Aston Villa fan.

VIDEO: Gallipoli remembered at Cenotaph
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:09:34 GMT

The Queen has laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in central London to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign.

VIDEO: Warning over Chile's Calbuco volcano
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:32:41 GMT

People living close to the Calbuco volcano in the south of Chile have been warned that it might erupt again at some point soon.

VIDEO: A marathon every day... for a year
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:17:37 GMT

Most of those taking part in Sunday's London Marathon will have spent all year working towards the big race but one man certainly stands out from the crowd.

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: 'I'm going to be OK'
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:12:04 GMT

The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.

VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:34 GMT

BBC Click's Kate Russell tests an app that lets you stream live video from your handset.

VIDEO: Musical tribute to Gallipoli fallen
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:11:42 GMT

Hundreds of soldiers from the Lancashire Fusiliers were killed during the Gallipoli campaign 100 years ago, and now a new piece of music has been composed in their honour.

Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:30 GMT

The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones

Changing the signals on Britain's railways
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:57:44 GMT

Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?

The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:40:30 GMT

The African migrants who made a Sicilian palace their home

The faith forgotten in its hometown
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:48:34 GMT

The forgotten birthplace of a president's religion

Is your partner a financial bully?
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:00:31 GMT

Is your partner a financial bully?