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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact
Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.

Iranians see petrol prices surge
Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.

Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.

Tech giants settle hiring court case
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a US case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

New clashes in Rio over dancer death
Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.

Bolivia dismisses protesting troops
Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions.

Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants
Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.

Plane stowaway 'going to Somalia'
The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.

William and Kate at Anzac Day events
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay their respects to Australia's war dead on the final day of their tour.

Mystery of dazzling supernova solved
An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".

VIDEO: Teacher tells of Boko Haram attack
A Koranic teacher, who has fled to Niger, tells the BBC about a Boko Haram attack on his village last year.

VIDEO: William and Kate - tour highlights
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the last two weeks touring Australia and New Zealand, but their tour is due to come to an end on Friday.

VIDEO: How Iranian woman defy hijab rule
Nearly 35 years after Iran's Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab, many have taken to wearing headscarves made from western-style, fashionable fabrics which are not approved by the government.

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VIDEO: British soldiers' week with Chinese army
The BBC follows two British soldiers as they take part in an exchange program with the Chinese army.

VIDEO: Banksy street art on show in hotel
Street murals by graffiti artist Banksy - many of them cut off the sides of buildings - have been put on show at an exhibition in London before they are auctioned off.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided
Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land.

VIDEO: Film features plight of African park
The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Set of human glass eyes auctioned
A set of 74 antique prosthetic human glass eyes is auctioned in Lichfield.

Microsoft earnings beat estimates
Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.

Warhol works found on Amiga disks
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed
A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.

Third Hobbit film title changed
Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.

UK science to get 200m polar ship
UK scientists are to get a 200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

Blood 'is not from headless king'
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

Human skin grown in laboratory
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.

Klopp rules out Man Utd switch
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Every year hundreds of Mexican men die as they attempt to cross into the US, leaving their families with a terrible uncertainty

Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble
Shakespeare mentions the European Starling once, in Henry IV Part I. That moved a 19th Century Shakespeare enthusiast to introduce the bird into America.

South Sudan treason charges dropped
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Argentina approves Repsol payment
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.

Deadly air strike on Syria market
A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown
Ed Miliband will unveil plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

Probe over Hillsborough insult posts
The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

MPs urge action on foreign prisoners
Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.

In pictures: Assault on Sloviansk
Operation against pro-Russian separatists

Day in pictures: 24 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 24 April

Your pictures: Monuments
Readers' photos on the theme of "Monuments"

In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections

In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
Divers search South Korea ferry

Day in pictures: 23 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April

In pictures: Rural murals
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway

In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?
Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?

Going to medical school thanks to a stranger
How a boy got to medical school thanks to a woman he's never met

Little compensation for Rana Plaza survivors
Bangladesh collapse survivors are still waiting for compensation

Rio's Passion Plays highlight inequality
Rio's controversial plays that highlight inequality

VIDEO: Soldier's widow runs to cope with grief
Soldier's widow pounds the streets to cope with grief

Pakistan army eyes Taliban talks with unease
What Pakistan's army thinks of Taliban peace talks

In pictures: Anzac Day
Marking Australians and New Zealanders who fought and died

How to mint your own virtual money
How easy is it to create your own virtual currency?

Europe braces for first vote since crash
Eurosceptic voter backlash ? how big could it be?

Fear and mistrust in Rio's favelas
Rio's shanty town dwellers scared of retribution, says Wyre Davies



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