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Clashes at Germany far-right conference

Hundreds of left-wing demonstrators try to block people entering a German far-right party conference in Stuttgart, as police fire pepper spray into the crowds.

Search for Nairobi collapse survivors

Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for people feared trapped after the collapse of a residential building in heavy rain.

Russia challenges US after jet face-off

Russia accuses a US Air Force jet of switching off its transponder signal over the Baltic on Friday, leading its own jets to intercept it.

Mobile roaming charges cut within EU

UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see cheaper bills from Saturday, as a further cap on roaming charges takes effect.

Syria partial truce comes into effect

The Syrian army says it is observing a partial truce in most parts of Syria apart from in the divided second city of Aleppo, where air strikes have been reported.

Protesters delay Trump speech

Hundreds of protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a California hotel, delaying a speech by Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump.

Woman jailed over foetus-cutting attack

A Colorado woman is sentenced to 100 years in prison for cutting a nearly eight-month-old foetus from a stranger's womb in a brutal attack.

Kenya to burn huge ivory stockpile

Kenya will set fire to more than 100 tonnes of ivory later to show its commitment to saving Africa's population of elephants, but the move has its critics.

Baghdad bomb targets Shia pilgrims

A bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State targets Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 21 people, Iraqi police and hospital workers say.

Argentines protest against Macri reforms

Thousands of Argentines stage a noisy protest against job cuts imposed under President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms.

Worsening depression 'link to dementia'

Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.

Over-age Canadian basketball player held

A South Sudanese immigrant and prominent high school basketball player in Canada has been arrested after the revelation that his age may be closer to 29 and not 17, officials say.

VIDEO: Cregg makes surprise White House briefing

The actress Allison Janney, who played C.J. Cregg in the Emmy-award winning West Wing, made a surprise White House press briefing.

VIDEO: The Queen vs The President: 'Boom'

The Queen and Prince Harry have responded to Barack and Michelle Obama's Invictus Games challenge.

VIDEO: BBC on rare visit to North Korea

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes begins a week in North Korea with three Nobel laureates and a European prince.

VIDEO: Trump jumps barrier to avoid protesters

Donald Trump jumped a highway barrier to get to a rally near San Francisco after protesters blocked the entrance.

VIDEO: Lions airlifted to South Africa

Dozens of lions, rescued from circuses, are being airlifted from Colombia and Peru to South Africa.

VIDEO: Thirteen presumed dead in Norway crash

Thirteen people are presumed dead after a crash near Bergen in Norway, in which eyewitnesses say the rotor blades separated from the helicopter.

VIDEO: 'Relentless bombardment' of Aleppo

A medical facility in the Syrian city of Aleppo has reportedly been hit in an air strike - the second this week.

VIDEO: Jenner takes up Trump toilet offer

Caitlyn Jenner posts video of female toilet use after Donald Trump supported transgender right to choose which facility to use.

To North Korea with laureates and a prince

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes hitches a ride to North Korea with three Nobel laureates, hoping to see what has changed in the 12 years since he last visited the isolated nuclear state.

Shaky truce as Labour look to polls

Labour is trying to keep a lid on its anti-Semitism row ahead of Thursday's elections - but a confrontation over its future looks inevitable, writes John Pienaar.

North Korea's rare congress - what is it for?

It's happening after almost 40 years. But North Korea leadership expert Michael Madden looks at what such a rare gathering will actually achieve after so long.

Obama: Eight years, eight jokes (almost)

Highlights from Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinners

Cambodia restarts passenger trains

Cambodia has restarted passenger train services, on one route to coastal tourist areas, after a gap of some 14 years.

Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.

Low oil price hits ExxonMobil profits

Oil giant Exxon Mobil reports a 63% slide in first quarter profits following low crude prices, while rival Chevron slumps to a $725m loss.

Investors await annual Buffett insights

Investors in Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway will be able to access the "sage of Omaha's" insights live on the internet this year.

Court expands FBI hacking powers

The US Supreme Court approves a rule change that could allow law enforcement to remotely search computers located anywhere in the US, and beyond.

Microsoft banishes Google from Cortana

Microsoft begins forcing people to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10.

Stars turn out for David Gest's funeral

Friends of David Gest attend his funeral in London, as it is confirmed a tour planned before he died will go ahead.

John Wayne Day scrapped over race row

Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.

Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth

UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.

Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

First US Zika death in Puerto Rico

The first known death in the US to the Zika virus is recorded in Puerto Rico where a 70-year-old has died, say health officials.

Ding ties centuries record at Crucible

Ding Junhui equals the record for centuries by one player in a World Championship match en route to a 14-10 lead over Alan McManus in the semis.

The banks demanded I stayed - Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says banks demanded he committed to the club to help secure the loans required to fund the Emirates Stadium.

Gush Etzion Junction: The deadly roundabout

Why a junction near Jerusalem is so dangerous

How does it feel to fight for 27 years?

For years the families of victims of the Hillsborough stadium disaster campaigned. For years they weren't believed.

Zuma should face corruption case - judge

President Jacob Zuma should face 783 corruption charges, the High Court rules, adding it was "irrational" of the state prosecutor to drop them in 2009.

Circus lions head to S Africa sanctuary

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are being flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.

Afghan clinic bombing 'not a war crime'

The Pentagon says the bombing of an Afghan hospital that left 42 dead was not a war crime, confirming that 16 US troops will face disciplinary action.

Bangladesh tailor hacked to death

A Hindu tailor once arrested for derogatory comments about Islam has been hacked to death in a district in central Bangladesh, police say.

Thirteen dead in Norway helicopter crash

All 13 people on board a helicopter which crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen are presumed dead, rescuers say.

Irish parties reach deal on government

The two largest parties in the Republic of Ireland reach agreement on the shape of a future government.

Judge bans clubs in Buenos Aires

A judge in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, bars nightclubs from opening until they have set up proper health and safety systems following recent drug deaths.

Foreign secretary in Cuba visit

Philip Hammond says he is keen to "forge new links" with Cuba as he becomes the first UK foreign secretary to visit the country since before the communist revolution of 1959.

Iranians vote in run-off elections

Iranians vote in the second round of elections which will decide the balance of power between reformists and hardliners in parliament.

Jordan lifts ban on taboo-tackling band

A Jordanian official confirms a ban has been lifted on a concert by a Lebanese band that tackles taboos in the Arab world and has a gay lead singer.

Children in Texas tied up in garden

Police in the US state in Texas rescue eight children from "horrific abuse" including a two-year-old who was chained to the ground in a yard.

Ryan Reynolds writes goodbye to fan

Actor Ryan Reynolds writes an emotional goodbye to a young Canadian fan who died of cancer earlier this week.

Week in pictures

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

In pictures: Classic cars at Silverstone

James Hunt's son Freddie among those on track

The prank call crimewave

The online community who live stream their illegal calls

What's it like to date someone who's asexual?

What's it like to date someone who's asexual?

Why this Indian woman is using 'blackface' as solidarity

Why is this Indian woman painting her face black?

Nail-biting start for Russia's new Vostochny space centre

Nervous start for new Russian cosmodrome

How Beyonce became an 'albums artist'

How Beyonce gave up hit singles and became an albums artist

Why the country most poisoned by Chernobyl is going nuclear

The country worst hit by Chernobyl gets its own reactor

10 things we didn't know last week

Prince had a swear jar, plus more news nuggets

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