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UN urges action to save migrants

Wed, 2015-04-15 05:41
The UN says not enough is being done to save the lives of migrants in the Mediterranean, with 400 feared drowned after their boat capsized.

VIDEO: Bergen-Belsen liberated 70 years ago

Wed, 2015-04-15 04:28
British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany 70 years ago. Graham Satchell has been speaking to one of the survivors.

Eurovision doubt for Iceland

Wed, 2015-04-15 04:28
Iceland's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest could be in doubt because of an ongoing legal strike.

Nokia agrees deal with Alcatel-Lucent

Wed, 2015-04-15 04:06
Nokia says it has agreed a deal to buy smaller French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn takeover deal.

The end of an era for China

Wed, 2015-04-15 03:51
It is no surprise that China's growth rate fell to 7% for the first quarter, what is surprising is the changing nature of what's driving growth.

Search continues for missing student

Wed, 2015-04-15 03:49
Police in Glasgow are continuing to search for a student who was reported missing after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

VIDEO: Alice turns 150 years old

Wed, 2015-04-15 03:04
150 years on and Alice in Wonderland continues to inspire. Tim Muffett meets a new theatrical production celebrating the book.

Dark matter becomes less 'ghostly'

Wed, 2015-04-15 02:59
Scientists have uncovered a vital new insight into the nature of dark matter.

VIDEO: How Libyan coastguard patrols Misrata

Wed, 2015-04-15 02:57
Quentin Sommerville reports from the quay in Misrata, as the Libyan coastguard seizes a boatload of migrants bound for Europe.

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2015-04-15 02:26
Manchester City to pay £50m for Raheem Sterling, as he is caught up in new controversy with Jordan Ibe, plus more.

Why Australia protects 'Anzac'

Wed, 2015-04-15 02:09
After outrage over its use by Woolworth's, BBC Online's Australia editor Wendy Frew looks at why "Anzac" and other words are protected in Australia.

China targets human rights group

Wed, 2015-04-15 00:52
China threatens to punish local human rights group Yirenping, hours after releasing five activists said to be linked to the organisation.

US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains

Wed, 2015-04-15 00:36
The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and buried individually.

Whale's record migration across Pacific

Tue, 2015-04-14 23:30
A gray whale makes a 22,500 km (14,000 mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean - the longest migration of any mammal, say scientists.

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

Tue, 2015-04-14 22:16
Cuba welcomes as "fair" a US vow to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should not have been there in the first place.

China's growth slows to 7%

Tue, 2015-04-14 22:09
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, in line with most expectations.

Asiana plane skids off Japan runway

Tue, 2015-04-14 21:10
Authorities in Japan investigate after an Asiana Airlines flight skids off a runway in Hiroshima, injuring at least 20 people.

Mexico spill cuts water to 200,000

Tue, 2015-04-14 20:54
More than 200,000 people in south-east Mexico are without water, after an oil spill caused by thieves puncturing a pipeline polluted two rivers.

Handshake symbolises new mood of optimism

Tue, 2015-04-14 19:54
The historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro summed up a mood of optimism at the Summit of the Americas, Vanessa Buschschluter says.

Is there a new nuclear arms race?

Tue, 2015-04-14 19:53
Some countries are trying to modernise their arsenals of nuclear weapons raising questions about their commitment to disarm.

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