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Burundi troops clash over coup bid

Thu, 2015-05-14 04:50
Fighting breaks out between rival groups of soldiers in Burundi's capital amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup.

Carney: Foreign labour not to blame

Thu, 2015-05-14 04:42
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, speaking in a BBC interview, dismisses fears that cheap foreign labour has reduced UK productivity.

Harry Shearer 'leaving Simpsons'

Thu, 2015-05-14 04:16
US actor Harry Shearer appears to indicate he is to leave his voice roles on animated sitcom The Simpsons in a series of tweets.

Manila factory fire toll rises to 72

Thu, 2015-05-14 04:06
The death toll in a fire that destroyed a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, Manila, rises to 72, officials say.

Brightman postpones space trip

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:30
British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".

$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:26
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.

Inquiry confirmed into Hughes death

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:54
Cricket Australia confirms it will conduct an independent review into the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

Thursday's gossip column

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:53
Pellegrini to remain at Man City, Depay wants to emulate Ronaldo, QPR will not sell Austin cheaply, plus more.

Robbie and wife deny sex harassment

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:47
The singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, say they will "strenuously" defend themselves after a former employee takes legal action against them.

Karachi Ismaili Shia bus dead buried

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:42
A mass funeral takes place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for Ismaili Shia Muslims killed in an attack on a bus that left 45 dead.

Honda and Daihatsu recall more cars

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:32
Japanese automakers Honda and Daihatsu are recalling over five million cars globally to replace potentially deadly airbag inflators made by Takata.

VIDEO: Japan's first post-WWII arms exhibition

Thu, 2015-05-14 00:26
For the first time since World War Two an arms exhibition has opened its doors in Japan.

OECD attacks tech firms' tax plans

Thu, 2015-05-14 00:09
Technology companies need to stop "extremely aggressive" tax planning, the man charged with reforming global tax rules has told the BBC.

Prostate cancer drug 'extends lives'

Wed, 2015-05-13 23:29
A chemotherapy drug can extend the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major "game-changing" study shows.

Palm 'holds secrets of future health'

Wed, 2015-05-13 23:23
The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.

UKIP campaign chief condemns Farage

Wed, 2015-05-13 21:52
UKIP's election campaign chief condemns Nigel Farage as a "snarling" and "aggressive" man who is turning the party into a "personality cult".

Depp's dogs face death in Australia

Wed, 2015-05-13 21:49
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs - Boo and Pistol - from Australia or they will have to be put down.

VIDEO: Derailed train 'was speeding'

Wed, 2015-05-13 21:32
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.

US House rejects NSA phone data trawl

Wed, 2015-05-13 20:53
The US House of Representatives votes to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

Is Choudary a radicalising force?

Wed, 2015-05-13 20:45
UK-based preacher denies aiding flow of European fighters

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