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Pope Francis visits Turin Shroud

Sun, 2015-06-21 05:52
Pope Francis pauses in silent prayer for several minutes before the Turin Shroud as part of special display.

Messi 'sorry' Neymar misses Copa

Sun, 2015-06-21 05:29
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is "sorry" banned Brazil forward and Barcelona team-mate Neymar will miss the Copa America.

Hill, 16, sets 100m youth record

Sun, 2015-06-21 05:23
Sixteen-year-old Candace Hill runs a time that would have seen her finish seventh in the women's 100m at the 2012 Olympics.

Three killed in house blaze

Sun, 2015-06-21 04:51
Three people have died in a house fire in Derbyshire, police say.

Modi enlists yoga for 'brand India'

Sun, 2015-06-21 04:06
India's PM Narendra Modi is hoping World Yoga Day boosts the country's image abroad - and perhaps his own, the BBC's Justin Rowlatt writes.

Thousands gather to mark solstice

Sun, 2015-06-21 03:57
More than 20,000 gather at Stonehenge to mark this year's summer solstice, police say.

VIDEO: Summer solstice brings glorious sunrise

Sun, 2015-06-21 03:33
Thousands of revellers have been marking the Summer solstice, the longest day of the year, by watching the sun rise over Stonehenge.

VIDEO: India yoga event attracts thousands

Sun, 2015-06-21 03:31
Thousands attend a mass yoga session in the Indian capital, Delhi, to mark the first International Yoga Day.

Al-Shabab launch Mogadishu attack

Sun, 2015-06-21 03:26
Somali jihadist group al-Shabab launches a major attack on an intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu.

VIDEO: Daredevils compete in Wingsuit World Cup

Sun, 2015-06-21 03:19
Wingsuits are a relatively recent invention, but the extreme sport's popularity is booming and 2105 saw the inaugural Wingsuit World Cup held in Wiltshire.

Sunday's gossip column

Sun, 2015-06-21 03:17
Manchester United close in on Schweinsteiger, Manchester City to make £50m Sterling bid, new deal for Wilshere, plus more.

UK boosts Nato force commitment

Sun, 2015-06-21 01:48
The UK commitment to a rapid reaction force being set up by Nato is to be extended by three years, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

VIDEO: Demands for Confederate flag removal

Sun, 2015-06-21 00:50
Hundreds of people march in Columbia calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of its capitol building.

Belgium unblocks Russian accounts

Sun, 2015-06-21 00:26
Russian state accounts frozen by Belgium in a move condemned by Moscow have been unblocked, Belgium's foreign minister says

Charleston church ready to reopen

Sun, 2015-06-21 00:23
The African-American church in which nine parishioners were shot dead in South Carolina is to reopen for services on Sunday.

Italy seeks 300 over China 'fraud'

Sat, 2015-06-20 22:44
Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme.

Day delights as four lead US Open

Sat, 2015-06-20 22:38
Australia's Jason Day battles vertigo to join Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace in a share of the US Open lead.

Lone protester ends Guatemala march

Sat, 2015-06-20 21:10
A lone protester in Guatemala receives a hero's welcome after covering more than 200 km (125 miles) in a protest against corruption.

In pictures: Africa's high coiffure

Sat, 2015-06-20 20:37
Photos of beehives, braids and curled hair raised up like an art installations at this year's Afrik show in the Ivorian city of Abidjan.

Do we expect too much of Aung San Suu Kyi?

Sat, 2015-06-20 20:22
Aung San Suu Kyi has shown signs of becoming human again, says Jill McGivering - is it really a surprise?

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