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Comic Relief on course for £1bn

Fri, 2015-03-13 19:42
Comic Relief is on its way to raising more than £1bn since the charity was founded 30 years ago, with more than £40 raised so far on Friday night.

Cuban officials probed for egg theft

Fri, 2015-03-13 19:39
Cuban prosecutors are seeking prison sentences of up to 20 years for officials accused of stealing eight million eggs from state companies.

New York trio denies 'IS aid plot'

Fri, 2015-03-13 19:28
Three New York foreign residents plead not guilty in a US court to charges that they attempted to provide support for Islamic State (IS) militants.

Pope Francis hints at 'brief' papacy

Fri, 2015-03-13 18:59
Pope Francis suggests he may resign his papacy like his predecessor Benedict XVI, rather than remain at the Vatican for life.

A man and his wallet, reunited after 65 years

Fri, 2015-03-13 18:44
The man reunited with a wallet lost behind a bookcase for 65 years

Thousands march over Brazil scandal

Fri, 2015-03-13 18:29
Thousands of supporters across Brazil march to reject calls for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff over a scandal at oil company Petrobras.

VIDEO: Egypt 'to build new capital' east of Cairo

Fri, 2015-03-13 18:21
Egypt's government has announced plans to build a new administrative capital to the east of Cairo.

Can the world get richer forever?

Fri, 2015-03-13 18:00
Can the world get richer forever?

Long sentence for ex-Maldives leader

Fri, 2015-03-13 17:58
Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed is jailed for 13 years after he was found guilty of ordering the arrest of a judge while in office.

US fraternity gets death threats

Fri, 2015-03-13 17:21
A lawyer hired by Sigma Alpha Epsilon to "protect the rights" of its members says the students are afraid to attend classes.

Ikea closes Russia site over gay law

Fri, 2015-03-13 16:58
Furniture giant Ikea says it is closing an online magazine in Russia over fears it could flout the country's anti-gay "propaganda" laws.

VIDEO: Selfie stick ban for Rome's Colosseum

Fri, 2015-03-13 16:23
The Colosseum in Rome has banned selfie sticks to protect the 2,000-year-old monument.

Woods 'hopeful' of Masters return

Fri, 2015-03-13 16:16
Tiger Woods is "hopeful" of a return for the Masters but will miss next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Fired Univision host apologises

Fri, 2015-03-13 15:45
A fired Univision TV presenter has apologised in an open letter after likening Michelle Obama to a character from the film Planet of the Apes.

Seven countries that moved capitals

Fri, 2015-03-13 15:40
As Egypt unveils plans to build a new administrative capital, BBC News looks at seven other countries that have moved their seat of government.

Nigeria ‘embarrassed’ by Morocco row

Fri, 2015-03-13 15:19
Nigeria's president says he is "highly embarrassed" that his officials said he had spoken to the Moroccan king when he had not - sparking a diplomatic row.

DR Congo seeks gorilla park change

Fri, 2015-03-13 15:07
DR Congo says it wants to redraw the boundaries of Virunga National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, to allow for oil exploration

Venezuelan protester dies in custody

Fri, 2015-03-13 15:02
A Venezuelan opposition activist arrested during last year's anti-government rallies has hanged himself in custody, his lawyer says.

Disaster chief 'buried head in sand'

Fri, 2015-03-13 14:51
Hillsborough police match commander makes an emotional apology to the families of the 96 who died, telling them: "It's now dawned on me what it means to you."

Four other Fergusons

Fri, 2015-03-13 14:30
National attention has been given to the report that alleged that black people were treated more harshly than others by the Ferguson police force and local court. But the Justice Department has found similar abuses at law enforcement agencies across the US.