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VIDEO: Rivals size up at mobile phone show

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:33
Mobile phone industry leaders and innovators are at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Iceland paper published back to front

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:20
An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits.

PM dismisses UK defence cuts concern

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:10
Prime Minister David Cameron dismisses concerns raised by the head of the US Army about the impact of cuts on the UK's armed forces.

Toronto tunnel: No criminal activity

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:05
Police say two men behind a tunnel discovered in Toronto last week built it for "personal reasons".

Fire ravages Cape Town mountain

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:37
Nearly 100 South African firefighters are battling a blaze on Cape Town's mountain range.

Day in pictures: 2 March 2015

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:33
Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours

VIDEO: Ebola detectives at work in Liberia

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:32
BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been out with Liberia's ''Ebola detectives'', as they attempt to bring the caseload down to zero.

Eurostar suspended after track death

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:27
Eurostar services are suspended after a person was hit by a train on the line in Kent.

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:21
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the second year running by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.

Thieves raid museum in French castle

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:05
Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau castle in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.

S Sudan 'acts on boys' abductions'

Mon, 2015-03-02 08:25
South Sudan's army says it has summoned for questioning a militia leader accused of abducting hundreds of boys from school.

A new word that 'broke the Chinese internet'

Mon, 2015-03-02 08:16
How a new word 'broke the Chinese internet'

Netanyahu Congress speech a moment of high stakes

Mon, 2015-03-02 08:04
Will Israel's Netanyahu benefit or lose from Congress speech?

Al-Qaeda in Yemen frees Saudi envoy

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:56
A Saudi diplomat held hostage in Yemen for almost three years by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been released, officials say.

10 charged over child abuse claims

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:48
Ten men are charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Ikea debuts phone-charging furniture

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:44
Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.

Irish manufacturing boosts eurozone

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:07
Manufacturing in Ireland rose to its highest in over 15 years in February, according to Markit PMI survey

Dakota Johnson's IS skit criticised

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:07
A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter.

Police question Nemtsov girlfriend

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:07
Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.

Terry rules out an England return

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:03
Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.