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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:34:20 GMT

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:58:18 GMT

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.

New clashes in Rio over dancer death
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:53:41 GMT

Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.

Deadly air strike on Syria market
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:06:14 GMT

A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.

Russia extends Navalny house arrest
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:26:24 GMT

A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.

Bolivia dismisses protesting troops
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:47:29 GMT

Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.

Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:40:42 GMT

Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.

Plane stowaway 'going to Somalia'
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:38:00 GMT

The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.

John Paul II crucifix crushes man
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:51:35 GMT

A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.

Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:35:48 GMT

A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Blood 'is not from headless king'
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:24 GMT

An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

Tech giants settle hiring court case
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:38:19 GMT

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:41:10 GMT

US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.

Argentina approves Repsol payment
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:11:48 GMT

Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:49:53 GMT

The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

South Sudan treason charges dropped
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:39:05 GMT

South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Kenyan officials wrangle over status
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT

Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.

US medics killed in Kabul attack
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:26:54 GMT

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:29:42 GMT

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Match-fixer arrested in Finland
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:59 GMT

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

Iran replaces prison service chief
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT

The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.

Ban blames all Syria sides over aid
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:52 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:07:41 GMT

Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:10:36 GMT

Ed Miliband will unveil plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

Microsoft earnings beat estimates
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:47:39 GMT

Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:36:51 GMT

Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT

Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

Klopp rules out Man Utd switch
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:09:55 GMT

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.

Benfica 2-1 Juventus
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:36:23 GMT

Lima's late strike gives Benfica a narrow advantage over Juventus in a high-quality Europa League semi-final first leg.

Ramires to miss rest of league season
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:16:55 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Ramires accepts the Football Association's charge of violent conduct for fracas in defeat to Sunderland.

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT

A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.

Third Hobbit film title changed
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:26 GMT

Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:00:45 GMT

US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

VIDEO: US medics killed in Kabul attack
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:33:36 GMT

Three American medics have been shot dead by a policeman at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say.

VIDEO: Teacher tells of Boko Haram attack
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:38:35 GMT

A Koranic teacher, who has fled to Niger, tells the BBC about a Boko Haram attack on his village last year.

VIDEO: Royals attend Anzac Day services
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:21:57 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Anzac Day remembrance services in Canberra.

VIDEO: Obama urges end to island row
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:10:04 GMT

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

VIDEO: How Iranian woman defy hijab rule
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:12:41 GMT

Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.

VIDEO: Bollywood heads to America
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:43:13 GMT

For the first time the International Indian Film Academy awards will be held in the United States.

VIDEO: New Russia drills after Ukraine raid
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:17:27 GMT

Russia has ordered new military exercises on its border with Ukraine in response to an operation by Kiev against pro-Russian separatists.

VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:41:27 GMT

Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.

Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:55:03 GMT

Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?

Rio's Passion Plays highlight inequality
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:35:43 GMT

Rio's controversial plays that highlight inequality

VIDEO: Soldier's widow runs to cope with grief
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:35:48 GMT

Soldier's widow pounds the streets to cope with grief

Pakistan army eyes Taliban talks with unease
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:49:24 GMT

What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks

Crisis loosens Franco-German bond
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:08:23 GMT

Germany leaves France behind - how will voters react?

VIDEO: The Palestinian prankster
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:40:27 GMT

The making of a YouTube star