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Malaysia finds 'migrant' mass graves
Authorities in Malaysia find several mass graves near the border with Thailand suspected of containing the bodies of trafficked migrants.
Nepal flood alert after landslide
Thousands flee their homes in western Nepal following a landslide which blocked a river, causing fears of flash flooding.
Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
Irish Church needs 'reality check'
One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
Activists make rare Koreas crossing
A group of 30 female activists cross the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea to promote peace but are criticised over their initiative.
Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment'
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.
Unrest follows US police acquittal
US police say they have made multiple arrests in protests in Cleveland after an officer was cleared over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black couple.
Spain faces local election shake-up
Spaniards are voting in regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of the country's two main parties.
Putin signs 'undesirable' NGOs bill
President Putin signs a bill allowing Russian authorities to ban foreign NGOs deemed undesirable from operating inside the country.
Polish voters decide on president
Poland goes to the polls as Andrzej Duda and Bronislaw Komorowski vie for the presidency in a run-off vote.
Rio Ferdinand tells of wife's bravery
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has spoken publicly for the first time since his wife's death to cancer and says it has been "the most difficult period of his life".
VIDEO: Huge cheers as Ireland votes 'yes'
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage - watch the crowd's reaction outside Dublin Castle as the result is announced.
VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
VIDEO: Rehabilitating al-Shabab fighters
In a small, heavily guarded compound on the outskirts of Baidoa in Somalia, a new programme is trying to help former al-Shabab fighters reintegrate into society.
VIDEO: Militias stage fightback against IS in Iraq
Pro-government fighters in Iraq have begun to fight back against IS militants in a bid to recapture the town of Ramadi.
VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero beatified
The Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero has been beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by huge crowds.
VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: A street artist's graffiti guide
Street artist Cacao Rocks explains what the increasing graffiti in the Greek capital tells us about the political climate in the country.
VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.
VIDEO: US policeman cleared over deaths
A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.
The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit
In Somalia, a "disengagement" programme has been set up for surrendering al-Shabab members. Andrew Harding took a look.
The great 'Mars bake-off' begins
Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.
Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll
Republican activists give non-politician Ben Carson a boost after listening to Republican presidential hopefuls for three days.
Can California learn to live with drought?
Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?
VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.
Does a death sentence always mean death?
Does a death sentence always mean death?
Email error reveals bank's EU project
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
China's Amazon railway plan advances
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
US reality show taken off schedule
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
Grange Hill's Benny Green found dead
Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.
Spiders strum on leaves for love
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.
Depression makes heart failure worse
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.
England need fighters to win - Wood
Test debutant Mark Wood says England can still beat New Zealand at Lord's, but need "fighters" to "knock them over".
Drogba exits Chelsea for second time
Didier Drogba leaves Chelsea for the second time and says he has one more season before retirement.
Saving coffee from extinction
Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.
Robert Mugabe and the Crocodile
President Robert Mugabe is 91, and the country's politicians are preparing for the post-Mugabe era. One, nicknamed the Crocodile, is looking in a strong position.
Gary Barlow sings at final wedding
A bride who booked a Gary Barlow lookalike for her wedding gets a shock as the real Take That star turns up to sing.
VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses
Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.
Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.
Sex claims hit S Lanka women cricket
Members of Sri Lanka's women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry says.
Cameron urged to make case for EU
One of Europe's most senior politicians warns David Cameron to make a positive case for Europe if he wants successful negotiations with other leaders.
Crowds greet Romero beatification
Huge crowds in El Salvador attend the beatification of Oscar Romero - the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-92 civil war.
Iraq volunteers start Ramadi push
About 3,000 militia members in Iraq begin moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.
US Senate blocks surveillance bill
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
Man sought over three deaths
Police probing the deaths of a man, a woman and a girl, six, in Oxfordshire appeal for help in finding a man called Jed Allen.
Tax credits change 'key to EU talks'
Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.
Police hurt in rave missiles attack
Three police officers are injured, one seriously, after coming under attack at an illegal rave in Lincolnshire.
Labour to back EU referendum bill
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
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