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Three rescued from fire at flats

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:56
Three people are rescued from a fire at flats in Knocknagoney in east Belfast after they were trapped on balconies.

BP sees profit fall sharply to $2.1bn

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:54
Oil giant BP reports a sharp fall in profit to $2.13bn (£1.39bn) for the first quarter as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.

VIDEO: The $50,000 a night Las Vegas hotel

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:50
The richest fight in the history of boxing takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Sewol captain sentenced for murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:33
An appeals court in South Korea finds the captain of the sunken Sewol ferry guilty of homicide and increases his sentence to life in jail.

Mertens in hospital after collapsing

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:29
Belgian footballer Gregory Mertens is in hospital after collapsing during a development game for his club.

Murder charge over station attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:15
A man is charged with the murder of a 20-year-old student found with severe head injuries near Leeds railway station.

VIDEO: Rescue effort gathers pace after quake

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 22:11
International aid supplies are being distributed in Nepal after the earthquake struck four days ago.

Minnows who made the Premier League

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:43
As Bournemouth all but win promotion to the Premier League, BBC Sport looks at some of the other clubs who defied the odds.

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:29
The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.

Mine resort plan decision delayed

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:20
Plans for a country park, lake and resort on an opencast mine site, which have been recommended for approval, are delayed.

Plaid call for 'truly national NHS'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:14
Plaid Cymru pledges to end the postcode lottery that it says patients in Wales can face in getting new medicines on the NHS.

Nepal Death Toll Tops 4,400; At Least 1.4 Million Need Food Aid

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:08

The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.

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VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 21:06
France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia.

Indonesia execution families mobbed

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 20:26
Distraught family members of two Australian drug smugglers are mobbed by reporters as they arrive in Indonesia ahead of expected executions.

Vatican urges action on climate

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 20:04
The Vatican Science Academy will urge Christians to take action on climate change because it threatens the world's poor.

Russia unveils new tank for parade

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 19:54
Russia shows off a new-generation tank called Armata T-14 ahead of World War Two Victory Day celebrations on 9 May.

'Eight million' hit by Nepal quake

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 19:31
Eight million people were affected by the Nepal earthquake and 1.4m are in need of food aid, the UN says, as the death toll tops 4,000.

The race to cover a mosque in mud

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 19:01
Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day

UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 18:58
An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal, where many British and Irish nationals are missing.

Hong Kong electoral change explained

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 18:23
Why are people in Hong Kong protesting against proposed electoral changes?