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Raikkonen fastest in first practice

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:54
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.

Kansas bans leisure items on welfare

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:48
The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:46
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

Journalists cleared in payment trial

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:40
Three journalists are found not guilty of illegally paying public officials by a jury at London's Old Bailey.

Parties clash over jobless figures

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:37
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the UK's jobs record as the last official figures before the election show unemployment continues to fall.

VIDEO: Journalist jailed for 'sharing secrets'

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:15
A prominent Chinese journalist, Gau Yu, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly leaking an internal Communist Party memo.

Five found dead in Phoenix standoff

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:05
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, believe the shooting deaths late on Thursday stemmed from a dispute about a family business.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:00
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

VIDEO: Music and candles at Cologne service

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:52
A memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash is being held in Cologne Cathedral.

Zuckerberg defends

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:37
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.

VIDEO: 'I closed my shop on police advice'

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:28
Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ukraine crisis: The factory that has been shelled 165 times

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:21
The Ukraine factory that has been shelled 165 times

Men fined for burning marsupial

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:04
Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.

US schools seek Apple iPad refunds

Fri, 2015-04-17 06:59
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.

Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia

Fri, 2015-04-17 06:26
With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged.

Record $9.2bn order for Rolls-Royce

Fri, 2015-04-17 06:02
Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth $9.2bn, to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.

Baby found in amusements toilet

Fri, 2015-04-17 05:53
An urgent appeal is made for a mother after a newborn baby girl is found inside a toilet block in an amusement arcade in Southport.

VIDEO: Watch: Germanwings memorial

Fri, 2015-04-17 05:51
A public service is being held in Cologne Cathedral in memory of the victims of the Germanwings crash.

US troops to train Ukraine army

Fri, 2015-04-17 05:30
About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.

Greece police break up Athens sit-in

Fri, 2015-04-17 05:28
Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.