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Italy holds two over migrant deaths
The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say.

'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.

AC/DC drummer Rudd pleads guilty
Phil Rudd, drummer with Australian hard rock group AC/DC, unexpectedly pleads guilty at a New Zealand court to making a threat to kill.

Utah woman jailed for killing babies
A Utah woman who admitted killing six of her own babies and hiding their bodies in her garage is sentenced to up to life in prison.

Deadly strike on Yemen arms depot
An air strike on an arms depot in Yemen's capital Sanaa causes a huge explosion, killing at least 25 people and injuring 300.

Ferguson wins local paper a Pulitzer
Several local papers join national broadsheets on the winners' list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, US journalism's top awards.

Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain
Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.

Solar plane aims for Chinese coast
The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.

China unveils Pakistan superhighway
China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (30.7bn) of investment.

Zulu king appeals for S Africa calm
South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, whose comments have been blamed for a wave of xenophobic attacks, appeals for restraint.

'Syria-bound' family held in Turkey
A British couple believed to have been en route to Syria with their four children are being held in Turkey, a government official tells the BBC.

Plane spotters to be freed from jail
Three British plane spotters who were held in a UAE prison on suspicion of spying are to be released later.

VIDEO: Greek residents aid migrant rescue
Greek coastguards and locals have rescued around 80 migrants whose boat ran aground off the island of Rhodes.

VIDEO: Sicily's 'cemeteries of migrants'
Italian coastguards are continuing to search for bodies off the coast of Sicily as hundreds of migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized.

VIDEO: Xenophobic attack captured on camera
James Oatway, a South African photojournalist, witnessed the killing of a Mozambican man. He tells the BBC's Southern Africa Correspondent Karen Allen how he tried to save the man.

VIDEO: Thailand seizes four tonnes of ivory
Customs officials in Thailand say they have made the biggest seizure of smuggled ivory in the country's history, as Jonathan Head reports.

VIDEO: Refusing racist tattoos in Hungary
Nationalism is on the rise in many countries across Europe. One tattoo artist in Hungary is fighting against it.

VIDEO: The Sumatran rhino in need of a mate
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.

VIDEO: No drugs or power: In Yemen hospital
BBC News has had rare access to the Yemeni city of Aden which has been virtually cut off since the country's conflict escalated in March.

VIDEO: Russian opposition activist faces charges
Opposition activist Natalia Pelevina is facing charges in connection with an anti-Putin protest which took place nearly three years ago in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square.

Russia sets its sights on Middle East
The missile deal between Russia and Iran may mark a renewed effort by Moscow to bolster its profile in the Middle East, says Jonathan Marcus.

Will a 'feared' book damage Hillary's presidential hopes?
Clinton Cash alleges that Hillary Clinton granted favours to foreign interests. Is there substance behind what the New York Times calls the "most anticipated" book of the campaign so far?

Single currency for Asean ruled out
The 10 nations of South East Asia will not share one currency like their targeted rivals in Europe, because of vastly different income levels.

Why Libya is springboard for migrant exodus
How did Libya become a springboard for migrants making the increasingly deadly sea crossing to Europe?

What in the world does China own?
China has been busy hoovering up more and more overseas assets, but where and what is it buying?

Timeline: Australia's terror threat
Concern has been growing in Australian over the effect on domestic security of Australian nationals fighting with Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The BBC looks at how events have developed.

Delhi hires first woman bus driver
Delhi's first woman bus driver takes the wheel - with messages of support and malfunctioning doors.

Cirque du Soleil sold to investors
Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.

Greece asks public agencies for cash
The Greek government asks public sector bodies to hand over any reserve cash to help it meet a payment due to the International Monetary Fund.

UK orders Russian to sell oil assets
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman must sell his North Sea gas fields within six months, the UK orders.

Airline bans passenger after tweet
United Airlines banned a security researcher from a flight after he tweeted that he might be able to hack the aircraft's systems.

Google search changes favour mobile
Google is updating its search tools to favour websites that work well on mobile devices above those that fail its criteria

Groundhog Day set for London stage
A stage musical adaptation of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016.

Furious 7 fastest film to take $1bn
Furious 7 tops the US box office for a third week after breaking records as the fastest film to take $1 billion (669.5 million) worldwide.

Rosetta's comet throws out big jet
Europe's Rosetta probe catches its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust.

Diver wins environmental award
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.

Mindfulness 'option for depression'
A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.

Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy
Two common drugs - one for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - might be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.

England should pick Rashid - Vaughan
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid should make his England Test debut in the second match of the series in the West Indies, says Michael Vaughan.

Is Rodgers still right for Liverpool?
Former Liverpool players, an ex-manager, pundits and fans discuss boss Brendan Rodgers' future after another trophyless season.

Does a US child go missing every 90 seconds?
When there's a report of a child going missing it's easy to jump to the worst conclusions. But sometimes the reality is not quite so alarming.

Making knowledge beautiful
Elegant and colourful infographics making it easier for our brains to process facts and figures.

Australia PM downs beer in seconds
Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.

Police stage mayor's disappearance
Police in Russia stage the disappearance of a city mayor to prevent his contract killing.

Africans dominant at Boston Marathon
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenya's Caroline Rotich win the men's and women's races respectively at the Boston Marathon.

Severe storms hit New South Wales
Some 180,000 homes are without power across Sydney and New South Wales as storms batter the Australian state.

Russian forces 'kill top jihadist'
Russia says its special forces have killed a North Caucasus jihadist leader in a shoot-out in Dagestan.

Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'
Venezuela has received $5bn (3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.

Iran to give Australia IS data
Australia and Iran will share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces.

FBI admits forensic evidence errors
The FBI admits "errors" over many years in evidence provided by its forensics lab to US courts to secure convictions, including in death penalty cases.

Major warns of Labour-SNP 'mayhem'
Ex-prime minister John Major is to claim that a Labour government backed by the SNP would be a "recipe for mayhem".

Chilcot report release date uncertain
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.

Action call over grocery pricing
Consumer body Which? demands action from regulator over "confusing and misleading" supermarket pricing.

Labour plans nurses recruitment drive
Labour would launch an emergency recruitment drive to get 1,000 more nurses into training this year if they win the election, Ed Miliband will say.

Tigers, fisherman and the forest
Fear of tiger attack in the Sundarbans mangrove forests

Election 2015 in pictures: 20 April
Images from the campaign trail: 20 April

Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015
News photos from around the world

Prydferthwch y Parc // The Beauty of the Beacons
Celebrating the Brecon Beacons, granted National Park status in 1957

Street fashion: Tokyo Camera Style
Film cameras spotted on the streets of Tokyo

Bedrooms of the remembered
The untouched bedrooms of the child victims of Sewol ferry disaster

Election 2015 in pictures: 16 April
Images from the campaign trail: 16 April

Election 2015 in pictures: 15 April
Images from the campaign trail: 15 April

Inside Mali's trafficking underworld
Inside the city migrants use to cross the Sahara

Profile: Oskar Groening, 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'
Former Nazi death camp guard on trial in Germany

Redefining India's textile heritage
Indian designers breaking away from tradition to reinvent textiles

Indonesia grapples with weak rupiah
Indonesia wants tourists to boost its weak currency

The tech that rocks the cradle
The tech that rocks the cradle

Turning Ethiopia's desert green
A land remembered for famine is slowly turned green

 
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