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Yellen: US rates may rise this year

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:39
The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".

VIDEO: Opera House light show wows visitors

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:14
The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.

Netherlands backs veil ban plans

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:58
The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.

First set of Clinton emails released

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:55
State Department releases hundreds of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account.

Van Gaal 'believes' De Gea will stay

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:34
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal "believes" goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at the club next season.

Is the campaign against Islamic State flawed?

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:34
As Islamic State fighters push further across Syria and Iraq, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner asks whether the US-led coalition campaign against the jihadists is flawed.

Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:27
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.

VIDEO: The view from One World Trade Center

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:20
The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.

Breast-feeding protest at McDonald's

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:14
Mothers with babies occupy a McDonald's restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest in protest after a woman was told not to breast-feed there.

Murray hails 'best clay-court' form

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:04
British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:00
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-05-22 11:58
The week's big numbers visualised

Farc suspends truce after attack

Fri, 2015-05-22 11:52
Colombian leftist rebel group Farc suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.

Woman who liberated S Korea's housewives

Fri, 2015-05-22 11:22
The South Korean who liberated the country's housewives

High security as Pakistan hosts T20

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:56
More than 4,000 security staff are in force as Pakistan stages its first international match since a 2009 terror attack.

VIDEO: The Iraqi refugees displaced by IS

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:54
As thousands of people are forced to flee as Islamic State fighters advance in Iraq and Syria. John Simpson visits a camp for displaced people in west Baghdad.

Ninth charge over Hatton Garden raid

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:53
Police investigating Hatton Garden jewellery raid in London charge a ninth man with conspiracy to burgle.

NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:52
NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year

SA 'stolen staircase' mystery explained

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:50
South African officials move to deny that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media.

VIDEO: How Eurovision changed over 60 years

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:46
Lizo Mzimba reports from Vienna where final preparations are underway for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final.