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US train risks explained - in three charts

Wed, 2015-05-13 18:22
A train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit. So how safe are US trains?

VIDEO: Gunfire and confusion in Burundi coup

Wed, 2015-05-13 18:09
An attempted military coup is underway in Burundi with heavy gunfire in the capital Bujumbura and thousands of civilians fleeing the small, land-locked country.

VIDEO: Is this preacher a radicalising force?

Wed, 2015-05-13 17:59
The BBC's Gordon Corera reports on the radical Islamist preacher, Anjem Choudary, who some believe has prompted the government's plans to tackle extremism.

Tui ending Thomson and First Choice

Wed, 2015-05-13 17:12
The travel firm Tui is dropping the Thomson and First Choice travel brands in a revamp of its business.

Burundi president 'fails to return'

Wed, 2015-05-13 17:10
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup fails and he has returned to Tanzania, officials there say.

Donut-shaped 'compass' in fly brain

Wed, 2015-05-13 17:01
Neuroscientists observe compass-like activity sweeping around a dense ring of cells inside the brain of fruit flies.

Winkleman relives Halloween fire

Wed, 2015-05-13 17:00
TV presenter Claudia Winkleman relives the "horrific" Halloween costume fire that injured her daughter last year, saying: "We couldn't put her out."

Real Madrid 1-1 Juventus

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:39

Siege police 'hurt with power tools'

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:36
Two police officers are injured with "electrical power tools" during a siege in south Devon.

Prince Charles urged badger cull

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:34
Prince Charles asked the Blair government to consider the culling of badgers, historic documents reveal.

Pietersen IPL return ended by injury

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:53
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.

Derailed Amtrak train 'was speeding'

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:42
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.

VIDEO: 'Hunt for survivors' after train crash

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:34
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the scene of the train crash in Philadelphia as investigators looks for clues as to what caused the derailment.

White House backs Facebook wage policy

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:26
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.

US stripped of Olympic relay medals

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:10
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.

VIDEO: Prince's press adviser tackles reporter

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:05
Prince Charles's press adviser Kristina Kyriacou attempts to snatch Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick's microphone as he asks about the publication of some of his private letters.

Police shoot NYC hammer suspect

Wed, 2015-05-13 14:39
A man suspected of attacking four strangers in Manhattan within hours on Monday is shot and wounded by police.

Mother and twin daughters found dead

Wed, 2015-05-13 14:23
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.

Pope to recognise Palestinian state

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:58
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.

VIDEO: Nepal quake: 'I'll never feel safe'

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:51
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.

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