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Deadly storms hit Mexico and Texas
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:18:45 GMT

At least 13 people die as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, with flooding over the border in Texas leaving at least three dead and 12 missing.

Russia begins massive air exercise
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:10:43 GMT

Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.

Iran trial begins for US reporter
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:28:25 GMT

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:14:27 GMT

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

US jets escort NYC-bound flight
Mon, 25 May 2015 21:58:46 GMT

Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.

Australia tampon tax under fire
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:16:31 GMT

An online petition calling for the scrapping of Australian states' taxation of tampons is backed by Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Guineans jailed over Ebola taxi body
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:24:01 GMT

Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.

China nursing home fire kills 38
Tue, 26 May 2015 07:35:23 GMT

A fire at a care home for elderly people in China's Henan province kills 38 people and leaves six injured, state media report.

Bangladesh bans ABT Islamist group
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:58:20 GMT

Bangladesh bans an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry says.

Massive India heatwave 'kills 500'
Mon, 25 May 2015 14:08:00 GMT

At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.

Greece will 'keep up debt repayment'
Mon, 25 May 2015 16:21:51 GMT

Greece intends to keep repaying its debt, a government spokesman said, days after Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis warned it had run out of funds.

Ancelotti sacked as Real manager
Mon, 25 May 2015 19:23:41 GMT

Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons and Rafael Benitez is tipped to take over at the Spanish club.

Fatal floods hit southern US states
Tue, 26 May 2015 03:10:23 GMT

Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.

Bomb threat foiled near US Capitol
Mon, 25 May 2015 12:02:47 GMT

Police in Washington DC destroy a pressure cooker found inside a "suspicious" vehicle parked near the US Capitol.

Colombia rebels push on with talks
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:49:46 GMT

Negotiators for Colombia's left-wing Farc rebel group say they want to continue with peace talks after dozens of their fighters were killed in a bombing raid.

Polls close in Suriname election
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:28:08 GMT

Voters in the South American nation of Suriname have gone to the polls to elect a new National Assembly which in turn will choose the president.

Kenya police clash with al-Shabab
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:49:24 GMT

Kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant Islamists in the north-east, leaving one officer wounded, a government spokesman tells the BBC.

'Deal to end' Nigeria fuel crisis
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:39:06 GMT

Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.

UN calls for more Nepal quake aid
Mon, 25 May 2015 16:36:54 GMT

One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the United Nations calls for more food aid and shelter for the victims.

Australian koalas could be culled
Tue, 26 May 2015 02:34:15 GMT

The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".

PM and EC president hold reform talks
Tue, 26 May 2015 06:43:35 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.

Vatican bank sees earnings soar
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:27:12 GMT

Profit has jumped at the Vatican bank as it recovers from a bad year and overhauls its business.

Clashes rage in south Yemen cities
Mon, 25 May 2015 14:30:30 GMT

Fierce clashes are reported in southern Yemen, as officials say UN-sponsored peace talks planned for later this week have been postponed.

Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days'
Mon, 25 May 2015 09:01:25 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".

Sturgeon attacks UK spending cuts
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:07:57 GMT

In her first major economic speech since the general election Nicola Sturgeon condemns the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.

Ofgem to investigate pre-pay meters
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:10:55 GMT

Ofgem announces it will investigate after figures reveal more than half a million pre-payment energy meters were forcibly installed in homes over the last six years.

Amazon changes sales reporting
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:26:47 GMT

Amazon, the global online retailer, is changing the way it records European sales in a move that could see it paying more tax.

Ryanair reports big rise in profits
Tue, 26 May 2015 06:45:38 GMT

Irish airline Ryanair reports a 66% rise in net profit as falling oil prices and rising passenger numbers give the company a boost.

First Libor trial starts in London
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:33:02 GMT

The first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as Libor, is set to begin in London.

Real Madrid close on Benitez as boss
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:41:26 GMT

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is expected to be appointed Real Madrid manager after the Italian season finishes on Sunday.

Cook praises England 'team effort'
Mon, 25 May 2015 19:21:23 GMT

Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England victory in the first Test against New Zealand.

Di Matteo resigns as Schalke boss
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:10:37 GMT

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo resigns as manager of Schalke after seven and a half months in charge.

BB King's death to be investigated
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:31:21 GMT

The death of blues legend BB King is to be investigated after his daughters claim he was poisoned.

Actor Sharif has Alzheimer's disease
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:16:14 GMT

Actor Omar Sharif, who starred Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago in the 1960s, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Stiller pays tribute to Anne Meara
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:04:40 GMT

Ben Stiller pays tribute to his mother, the actress and comedian Anne Meara, who has died aged 85.

VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:11:49 GMT

Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.

VIDEO: Under fire from IS snipers in Iraq
Mon, 25 May 2015 16:19:16 GMT

The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.

VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds
Tue, 26 May 2015 01:46:20 GMT

A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.

VIDEO: Fire in China care home kills 38
Tue, 26 May 2015 05:58:08 GMT

A fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.

VIDEO: Will India's lethal heatwave continue?
Tue, 26 May 2015 01:35:17 GMT

A heatwave sweeping India has killed more than 500 people, with most of the deaths in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

VIDEO: Children fight persecution in Pakistan
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:56:46 GMT

Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.

VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods
Mon, 25 May 2015 19:03:25 GMT

Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.

VIDEO: Italy chefs attempt biggest tiramisu
Tue, 26 May 2015 06:01:37 GMT

The largest ever tiramisu is under construction in the northern Italian town of Gemona.

The falcon hospital of Qatar
Tue, 26 May 2015 00:14:43 GMT

The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds

India marital rape victims' lonely battle for justice
Tue, 26 May 2015 03:03:03 GMT

Seeking justice for marital rape in India

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

A photographer's take on South Korea's markets

VIDEO: Visiting 196 countries in 50 years
Mon, 25 May 2015 14:28:12 GMT

Reflections from a man who has visited every country in the world

Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth'
Mon, 25 May 2015 08:44:46 GMT

Solar Impulse plane faces greatest challenge

Why have Poles voted for change?
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:45:54 GMT

Poland's young and old choose conservative president