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HSBC first quarter profit up 4%

6 hours 4 min ago
HSBC reports a pre-tax profit of $7.06bn in the first three months of the year, up 4% on last year.

How vulnerable would new UK government be to Grexit?

6 hours 9 min ago
The first job of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer may be to witness Greece saying its goodbyes to the euro.

Big whales have stretchy nerves

6 hours 17 min ago
Scientists discover one of the secrets of how the world’s biggest whales engulf their own weight in water and food: the nerves in their big jaws are incredibly stretchy.

Botched restoration 'ruins' mosaics

6 hours 33 min ago
An investigation is under way in Turkey over claims that Roman mosaics were damaged during restoration work.

Voyage to the north through ramparts of ice

6 hours 38 min ago
David Shukman tells the story of the pioneering expedition which paved the way for a better understanding of the Arctic.

Rotherham abuse warnings released

7 hours 2 min ago
Fresh evidence emerges that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation as far back as 2003.

India policeman caught 'cheating'

7 hours 30 min ago
A senior police officer in the southern Indian state of Kerala is ordered to go on leave after he is allegedly caught cheating in a law exam.

France set to back new spying rules

7 hours 39 min ago
Controversial rules to provide help for French intelligence services trying to prevent Islamist attacks are expected to be approved by parliament.

VIDEO: Orphan children lose home in quake

7 hours 47 min ago
More than 100 children are moved to temporary shelters after their orphanage was damaged in the Nepal earthquake.

'Alonso may never win another race'

7 hours 58 min ago
Double world champion Fernando Alonso might not win another race in his career, according to ex team-mate Jarno Trulli.

Chris Brown denies Las Vegas fight

8 hours 38 min ago
The singer's publicist denies Chris Brown was involved in a fight on a Las Vegas hotel basketball court.

'Bottler' claim spurred Bingham on

8 hours 44 min ago
New world champion Stuart Bingham says being called a 'bottler' by rival Mark Allen helped him win at the Crucible.

Australia rates cut to historic low

8 hours 45 min ago
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts its key interest rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 2%.

Stars out for New York's Met Gala

8 hours 48 min ago
Stars out for this year's Met Gala red carpet in New York.

'Unthinkable atrocities' in Aleppo

9 hours 15 min ago
Civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, with war crimes committed on a daily basis, Amnesty International says.

Stabbed driver manages to deliver pizza

9 hours 25 min ago
A delivery driver in America was stabbed in the back as he went to drop off a pizza but struggled on to deliver the takeaway.

VIDEO: The Le Pen family feud in France's Front National

10 hours 10 min ago
Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France's far-right National Front, has been suspended from the party following a number of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter.

VIDEO: On board Greek migrant rescue mission

10 hours 12 min ago
The BBC's Murad Shishani was the first journalist from an international broadcaster to be allowed on board a Greek search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean.

VIDEO: Mexico orchestra 'a load of rubbish'

10 hours 28 min ago
A group of musicians in Mexico have created their instruments entirely out of rubbish and recycled materials.

Fresh Syria talks to begin in Geneva

10 hours 37 min ago
Fresh efforts to revive UN-backed peace talks on Syria are due to begin in the Swiss city of Geneva.