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Siege police 'hurt with power tools'

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:36
Two police officers are injured with "electrical power tools" during a siege in south Devon.

Prince Charles urged badger cull

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:34
Prince Charles asked the Blair government to consider the culling of badgers, historic documents reveal.

Pietersen IPL return ended by injury

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:53
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.

Derailed Amtrak train 'was speeding'

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:42
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.

VIDEO: 'Hunt for survivors' after train crash

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:34
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the scene of the train crash in Philadelphia as investigators looks for clues as to what caused the derailment.

White House backs Facebook wage policy

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:26
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.

US stripped of Olympic relay medals

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:10
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.

VIDEO: Prince's press adviser tackles reporter

Wed, 2015-05-13 15:05
Prince Charles's press adviser Kristina Kyriacou attempts to snatch Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick's microphone as he asks about the publication of some of his private letters.

Police shoot NYC hammer suspect

Wed, 2015-05-13 14:39
A man suspected of attacking four strangers in Manhattan within hours on Monday is shot and wounded by police.

Mother and twin daughters found dead

Wed, 2015-05-13 14:23
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.

Pope to recognise Palestinian state

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:58
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.

VIDEO: Nepal quake: 'I'll never feel safe'

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:51
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.

'No England approach for Gillespie'

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:25
Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.

'Miracle baby' for earthquake victim

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:10
A pregnant woman who dug herself out of the rubble after the first Nepal earthquake has given birth to a healthy boy, say healthcare workers.

VIDEO: Wildlife laws flouted in Peru market

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:09
The BBC has filmed footage of endangered black caimans for sale on a market in Peru where there is meant to be a ban on the trade of any wildlife.

Tokyo bans drones in parks

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:04
The local government in the Japanese capital bans drones, saying the devices pose a danger to park visitors

Who are the Ismailis?

Wed, 2015-05-13 13:00
Following the killing of dozens of Ismaili Shia Muslims in Karachi, what do we know about the sect?

VIDEO: A guide to Burundi

Wed, 2015-05-13 12:35
After a coup is launched against Burundi's president, BBC News takes a 50-second look at the country's recent past.

10 things that Prince Charles wrote letters about

Wed, 2015-05-13 12:07
10 things that Prince Charles wrote to ministers about

VIDEO: Islamic State deputy reported killed

Wed, 2015-05-13 11:55
The second-in-command of the group calling itself Islamic State has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi ministry of defence says.

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