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France opens Rwanda genocide archive

Tue, 2015-04-07 17:20
France declassifies documents related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide which claimed at least 800,000 lives, the French president's office says.

Mexican police killed in ambush

Tue, 2015-04-07 17:07
Fifteen police officers have been killed and five others wounded after an ambush in the Mexican state of Jalisco, prosecutors say.

The copycat who nearly died air-mailing himself home

Tue, 2015-04-07 17:06
The man who hated Australia so much he posted himself home

Aston Villa 3-3 Queens Park Rangers

Tue, 2015-04-07 17:01
Christian Benteke's hat-trick earns a vital point for Aston Villa in a pulsating game against Premier League relegation rivals QPR.

Phelps returns after drink-drive ban

Tue, 2015-04-07 16:54
The most decorated Olympian of all time will swim in Arizona in April after his six-month drink-driving ban ends.

SNP 'will help make Miliband PM'

Tue, 2015-04-07 16:40
Nicola Sturgeon says the SNP would help make Ed Miliband prime minister if the Conservatives fail to win a majority in the general election.

Ryanair cancels 250 French flights

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:35
Ryanair says it has been forced to cancel more than 250 flights due to a planned strike by French air traffic controllers.

Kenya al-Shabab attack: Who are the victims?

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:23
Kenyans remember the 148 university attack victims

Italy police 'tortured' G8 protester

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:16
Italian police's treatment of a protester during the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa amounted to "torture", the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

Enter, the 'fuzzy' libertarian Rand Paul

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:16
The Kentucky senator launches his 2016 campaign by striking a blow against the establishment - and his own party is not spared.

Turkey social media ban raises censorship fears

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:02
Turkey's social media ban raises spectre of censorship

Woods worked 'sun up to sun down'

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:57
Former world number one Tiger Woods says he has worked "his ass off" to get himself ready for this year's Masters.

Boston bomb jury considers verdict

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:47
Jurors in Boston are pondering whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty of carrying out the deadly bombing of the 2013 city marathon.

Kenya vigil for massacre victims

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:38
Hundreds of people attend a candle-lit vigil in Kenya to remember the victims of last week's attack on a university by militant Islamists.

BBC calls for online abuse restraint

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:16
BBC Scotland calls for users of social media to show restraint after journalists covering the general election campaign were subject to online abuse.

US judge strikes out Andrew claims

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:51
Claims that a woman was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 are to be struck from the record of a civil case in the US, a judge says.

Safety deposit box vault burgled

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:47
Burglars use heavy cutting equipment to break into safety deposit boxes in a vault in London's jewellery quarter.

VIDEO: Bangladesh lashed by storms

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:33
Many are feared dead and scores of others injured after thunderstorms devastated parts of Bangladesh. Chris Fawkes reports.

McIlroy with Mickelson at Masters

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:33
World number one Rory McIlroy is paired with Americans Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore for the first two days at Augusta National.

VIDEO: 'Snipers everywhere' in Yarmouk camp

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:10
BBC Arabic's Assaf Abboud visits the centre of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria and finds its battered streets deserted and silent.