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The year of mega deals?

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:24
After only the first quarter, this year is shaping up to beat last year's frenzied deal-making.

Russian nuclear sub on fire in dock

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:22
A Russian nuclear submarine is ablaze at an Arctic naval shipyard, but damage appears limited, media report.

Bendy battery promises safety, speed

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:18
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.

Two teenagers 'feared Syria-bound'

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:03
Two West Yorkshire teenagers are feared to have travelled to Syria, police have said.

Battle for Aden creates 'ghost city'

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:55
The head of the ICRC in the Yemeni city of Aden tells the BBC medical supplies are urgently needed there as the death toll continues to rise.

Samsung attacks S6 Edge bend test

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:26
Samsung criticises a test that suggests its Galaxy S6 Edge phone is at least as vulnerable to bending as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

Brontosaurus dino name is revived

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:59
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.

VIDEO: Fear and terror in Damascus camp

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:52
The United Nations Security Council has demanded urgent humanitarian access to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

VIDEO: Kenyans 'shocked and angry'

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:35
Hundreds of students take part in a march in Nairobi to remember those killed in last week's attack at Garissa University.

Highs and lows of Olympic star Liu Xiang

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:29
The highs and lows of Olympic champion Liu Xiang

Nagorno-Karabakh: 'Frozen' conflict threatens to reignite

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:27
The BBC's Rayhan Demytrie examines life in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, scene of one of the former Soviet Union's most protracted conflicts.

Two detained in attack on team coach

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:18
Turkish police have detained two people suspected of being involved in a gun attack on Fenerbahce's team coach.

'Racism' put US man on death row

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:01
A man released from prison after nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama says he blames his conviction on being black and poor.

Kenyans rally against al-Shabab

Tue, 2015-04-07 06:53
About 2,500 people march in Kenya's Garissa town in a show of defiance against al-Shabab following its deadly assault on a university.

Police end Clarkson 'fracas' inquiry

Tue, 2015-04-07 06:46
Police say there is "no need for further action" against Jeremy Clarkson in their Top Gear "fracas" inquiry.

Turkey threatens Google with ban

Tue, 2015-04-07 06:32
Turkey threatened to ban Google unless it removed links to controversial images of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint.

VIDEO: Lost boy rescued after five-day ordeal

Tue, 2015-04-07 06:31
An 11-year-old Australian boy who went missing during a family camping trip five days ago has been found alive.

Greece makes huge claim for Nazi era

Tue, 2015-04-07 06:00
Athens says Germany owes Greece nearly 279bn euros in war reparations for the Nazi occupation in World War Two.

Former Olympic champion Liu retires

Tue, 2015-04-07 05:45
China's Olympic gold medal-winning 110m hurdler Liu Xiang announces his retirement from athletics.

VIDEO: Clearing mines from conflict region

Tue, 2015-04-07 05:39
For over two decades Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies in Azerbaijan but has a majority population that is ethnic Armenian.

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