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Bison calf put down after car boot trip

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:34
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reveal that they had to put down a newborn bison after some tourists put it in the boot of their car.

Twitter 'to loosen character limit'

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:25
Microblogging site Twitter is to stop counting photos and links in its 140-character limit for tweets, a report says.

Korean author wins international Booker

Mon, 2016-05-16 16:45
A South Korean novel, translated by a British woman who only started learning the language seven years ago, wins the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.

Hacker pleads guilty to insider trading

Mon, 2016-05-16 15:51
A Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to his role in a hacking and insider trading scheme, US officials say.

Yemeni city bans weekday khat sales

Mon, 2016-05-16 14:43
The authorities in Yemen's second city of Aden ban the sale of the popular stimulant khat on weekdays, citing security, social and health concerns.

Canadian PM's wife sparks 'help' debate

Mon, 2016-05-16 14:25
Canadians are debating the role of prime minister's wife after Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said she wants to do more for the country but "needs help".

Warren Buffett reveals $1bn Apple stake

Mon, 2016-05-16 13:56
The billionaire investor Warren Buffett has revealed that his investment firm Berkshire Hathaway has bought a $1bn stake in Apple.

VIDEO: Thousands at Leicester FC victory parade

Mon, 2016-05-16 13:27
Leicester celebrates after Leicester City FC wins the Premier League as thousands turn out for the victory parade.

Trainspotting 2 release date set

Mon, 2016-05-16 12:59
Award-winning director Danny Boyle's long awaited sequel to Trainspotting will be released in January next year, it is confirmed.

EU faces 'uprising' over migrant crisis

Mon, 2016-05-16 12:43
Former MI6 head Richard Dearlove says Europe will face a "populist uprising" if it is unable to show its citizens it can control the migrant crisis.

Sinead O'Connor 'missing' in the US

Mon, 2016-05-16 12:41
Police in Chicago are searching for Sinead O'Connor who has been reported missing, amid concerns for her health.

Exorcist to have UK stage premiere

Mon, 2016-05-16 12:37
The stage version of supernatural shocker The Exorcist is to have its UK premiere around Halloween.

British Airways 'mulls meal charges'

Mon, 2016-05-16 12:22
British Airways customers could be charged for meals on short-haul flights to help the airline compete with budget rivals, according to media reports.

Old Trafford device 'had been signed in'

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:48
A suspect device which led to the abandonment of Man Utd v Bournemouth had been signed for by a security firm, the club says.

Rooney not our top striker - Shearer

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:32
Wayne Rooney is no longer England's number one striker, says former national team captain Alan Shearer.

Chinese city embraces driverless cars

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:25
Chinese tech firm Baidu has unveiled an ambitious plan to allow driverless vehicles to move freely around an entire city.

VIDEO: World on the Move: Richard Dearlove

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:21
Former British secret intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove speaks as part of the BBC's World on the Move day.

Scientists clone Zika for vaccine race

Mon, 2016-05-16 11:11
US scientists say they have managed to clone the Zika virus - an important step towards fast-tracking a vaccine against the disease.

US wants to arm Libyan government

Mon, 2016-05-16 10:54
US and other world powers say they are ready to arm Libyan unity government to help fight so-called Islamic State

Jail sentence for YouTube pranksters

Mon, 2016-05-16 10:35
Four members of the "Trollstation" pranksters group have been jailed in connection with fake robberies and kidnappings.