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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000
At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.
Chile volcano remains unstable
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides.
Australia urges drug executions halt
Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated.
Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp
France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp.
SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall
South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
No life-saving surgery 'for billions'
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
Akinci wins North Cyprus election
Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.
SBS presenter fired for Anzac tweets
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
Back pain link to chimpanzee spine
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.
VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche
Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal.
VIDEO: Moment aftershock hits - caught on camera
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.
VIDEO: Many homeless after Nepal quake
Thousands of people in Nepal are sleeping in tents or the open air, after the earthquake which hit the country on Saturday.
VIDEO: Clean-up after Chile's Calbuco volcano
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.
VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests
There has been another night of protests in the US city of Baltimore - following the death last weekend of a black man while in police custody.
VIDEO: On patrol for migrants in the Med
Italy's custom and border force patrol the Mediterranean Sea to save people who are attempting to cross from North Africa into Europe in unsafe conditions.
VIDEO: One card to rule them all?
The Stratos card aims to be a single credit-card sized replacement for all the existing cards in your wallet.
VIDEO: Australian pair keep book-making alive
Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson use printing techniques more familiar to Johannes Gutenberg than the 21st century to create their handcrafted books.
America's place in a multi-polar world
The creation of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a stark reminder that the US is no longer the world's sole superpower.
Challenges of Nepal's quake relief operation
Nepal did its best to prepare for this quake, but the challenges of the relief operation remain formidable, reports the BBC's Joanna Jolly.
Kazakhs find uneven playing field in Russia's trading bloc
Only months after its launch, the new Russian-sponsored Eurasian Economic Union is not going as planned in Kazakhstan. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov finds out why.
Does digital mean the end of history?
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
From the carbon bubble to 'dirty energy'
Five questions about keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play
Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.
Music boss tops Britain's rich list
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging.
VW chairman resigns in power struggle
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.
Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.
Fellowes to adapt Trollope novel
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne - one of his favourite novels - for TV.
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Mitochondria editing tried in mice
Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.
Hope over child malaria vaccine tests
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.
Hazard named Player of the Year
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
Carver wants 'protection from abuse'
Newcastle boss John Carver calls for more protection from his club after saying he was "abused" by supporters.
The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea
Photographer Juan Medina explains why he has spent the past 20 years following the stories of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.
The woman who adopts dead babies
Twelve years ago a dead baby was found at Bernarda Gallardo's local rubbish dump - the only way she could give it a proper funeral was to adopt it.
PM's 'brain fade' over football team
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan.
South Korea plans alcohol ad ban
Young Korean pop singers and sports personalities could be banned from endorsing alcoholic drinks.
Burundi police tear-gas protesters
Police in Burundi fire tear gas at activists protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.
Nepal's architectural jewels destroyed
Many of the dozens of historic temples and other landmarks in Nepal's Kathmandu valley have been reduced to rubble by the earthquake that shook large areas of the country.
Bayern Munich win 25th German title
Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Anderson leads England to victory
James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
Syria Islamists take northern town
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
Baltimore protest turns violent
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
UK gives £5m to help Nepal victims
The UK government is giving £5m to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people.
Labour 'to help first-time buyers'
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".
Small firms' letter praises Tories
A letter signed by the owners of 5,000 small firms calls for the Conservatives to be "given the chance to finish what they started", as Labour accuses the Tories of "letting down" business.
Gay row health minister resigns
Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells, who caused controversy with remarks linking same-sex relationships to child abuse, says he has resigned to help his wife "during her fight for life".
In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
In pictures: London Marathon runners
Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon
In pictures: Baltimore protests
How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?
Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images
Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April
In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile
In pictures: 25 years of Hubble
Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope.
Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?
Could woman's brutal death prove to be a watershed?
How Shakespeare learned to love women
How Shakespeare's female characters evolved
Viewpoint: Across China by wheelchair
Backpacking around China in a wheelchair
The best place for a traveller to fall ill?
Could this be the best place for a traveller to fall ill?
In the Hatton Garden raiders' footsteps
Retracing the London safe deposit thieves' footsteps