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SUV sales boost BMW's earnings

Tue, 2015-05-05 23:32
German carmaker BMW speeds past quarterly earnings expectations, thanks to strong SUV sales.

The Who to headline Glastonbury

Tue, 2015-05-05 23:32
The Who are revealed as Glastonbury Festival's Sunday night headliner, joining Foo Fighters and Kanye West at the top of the bill.

Alps co-pilot 'practised crash run'

Tue, 2015-05-05 23:14
The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane which crashed in the French Alps may have practised a rapid descent on a previous flight, Bild newspaper says.

Canada conservatives in shock defeat

Tue, 2015-05-05 22:31
A left-leaning party wins a surprise victory in Alberta, one of Canada's most conservative provinces.

Road closed after tanker overturns

Tue, 2015-05-05 22:30
One of the main routes out of Cardiff is closed after a tanker overturned following a crash with two cars.

Sainsbury's reports full-year loss

Tue, 2015-05-05 22:25
Supermarket group Sainsbury's reports a full-year loss of £72m, after writing down the value of its stores.

Four to hang over Afghan mob-killing

Tue, 2015-05-05 22:20
Four men are sentenced to death in Afghanistan over the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.

Is it ever OK to pay for sex?

Tue, 2015-05-05 22:19
Next month it will become illegal to pay for sex in Northern Ireland, a law some think should be implemented across the UK. Here are two viewpoints from different sides of the debate.

Steel unions ballot in pensions row

Tue, 2015-05-05 21:24
Ballot papers are posted out to union members at Tata Steel UK over industrial action in a dispute over pensions.

Final day of election campaigning

Tue, 2015-05-05 21:17
Politicians embark on a final day of campaigning across Wales before the general election on Thursday.

Salman Khan car death verdict due

Tue, 2015-05-05 19:46
A court in India is due to rule on whether Bollywood star Salman Khan is guilty of driving over five men sleeping on a pavement, killing one.

US offers rewards on 'IS leaders'

Tue, 2015-05-05 19:29
The US government offers rewards totalling $20m for information on what it says are four leaders of the Islamic State militant group.

Hong Kong kidnap suspect in court

Tue, 2015-05-05 19:21
A man appears in court in Hong Kong over the kidnapping for ransom of wealthy heiress Queenie Law, which sparked a massive manhunt.

Gay couple win parenting court battle

Tue, 2015-05-05 18:35
A baby girl should be removed from her mother and live with her father and his boyfriend instead, a High Court judge rules.

VIDEO: 'Why I pay women for sex'

Tue, 2015-05-05 18:05
"Ben" is a 30-year-old single man, who lives in London, works in PR, and regularly pays for sex.

C. diff used to beat C. diff infection

Tue, 2015-05-05 17:50
Potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infections have been treated with a dose of more Clostridium difficile.

Help for heads over radicalisation

Tue, 2015-05-05 17:49
Head teachers worried about protecting students from being radicalised are being offered seminars by their union.

Deadline day for Israel's Netanyahu

Tue, 2015-05-05 17:13
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu races to assemble a coalition government ahead of Wednesday's post-election deadline.

US jails Guatemalan 'drug queen'

Tue, 2015-05-05 17:00
A Guatemalan woman dubbed Queen of the South, who ran one of the largest drug trafficking rings in Central America, is jailed by the US.

Church schools move towards open door selection

Tue, 2015-05-05 16:59
Could faith criteria be on the way out as a method of selecting pupils for church schools, asks Caroline Wyatt?