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HSBC reports a pre-tax profit of $7.06bn in the first three months of the year, up 4% on last year.
The first job of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer may be to witness Greece saying its goodbyes to the euro.
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.
An investigation is under way in Turkey over claims that Roman mosaics were damaged during restoration work.
David Shukman tells the story of the pioneering expedition which paved the way for a better understanding of the Arctic.
Fresh evidence emerges that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation as far back as 2003.
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.
Controversial rules to provide help for French intelligence services trying to prevent Islamist attacks are expected to be approved by parliament.
More than 100 children are moved to temporary shelters after their orphanage was damaged in the Nepal earthquake.
Double world champion Fernando Alonso might not win another race in his career, according to ex team-mate Jarno Trulli.
The singer's publicist denies Chris Brown was involved in a fight on a Las Vegas hotel basketball court.
New world champion Stuart Bingham says being called a 'bottler' by rival Mark Allen helped him win at the Crucible.
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 this year's Met Gala red carpet in New York.
Civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, with war crimes committed on a daily basis, Amnesty International says.
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.
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.
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.
A group of musicians in Mexico have created their instruments entirely out of rubbish and recycled materials.
Fresh efforts to revive UN-backed peace talks on Syria are due to begin in the Swiss city of Geneva.