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Myanmar migrants 'begging for help'

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:49
A group of 350 migrants from Myanmar tell an activist by phone that they have been abandoned at sea and need help.

The boy who criticised Lee Kuan Yew

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:48
As a 16-year-old is convicted over a video criticising religion and late PM Lee Kuan Yew, the BBC's Tessa Wong asks what this says about Singapore society.

Pietersen hits 355 not out for Surrey

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:16
Kevin Pietersen is left on 355 not out when Surrey's last man is out against Leicestershire at The Oval

Israeli court jails renowned rabbi

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:06
One of Israel's best-known rabbis, Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, is sentenced to jail for attempting to bribe the head of the national fraud squad.

Russia 'lost 200 troops' in Ukraine

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:06
An investigation by Russian opposition activists concludes that more than 200 Russian soldiers died in two major battles in eastern Ukraine.

Gormley works placed at beauty spots

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:02
Life-sized sculptures by Antony Gormley have been placed at five beauty spots around the UK that were specially selected by the artist.

VIDEO: Nepali parliament hit by quake

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:01
Politicians flee the Nepali parliament chamber as a second earthquake hits the country.

'Substantial' El Nino event predicted

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:00
The El Nino weather pattern, which can drive droughts and flooding, is underway in the tropical Pacific for the first time in five years, say scientists.

KJT will not defend Gotzis title

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:57
Katarina Johnson-Thompson will not defend her title at the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria as she is not "sufficiently prepared".

VIDEO: People flee buildings as new quake hits

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:42
People in Nepal and northern India flee from buildings as a second earthquake hits eastern Nepal.

'Significant changes' to strike law

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:34
Newly appointed business secretary Sajid Javid has said there will be "significant changes" to strike laws under the new Conservative government.

VIDEO: 'I saw stones flying off mountains'

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:33
Yogita Limaye describes what she saw as a second major earthquake hit Nepal, just two weeks after a quake that killed more than 8,000 people.

Johnson will not quit over Heathrow

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:28
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he would not resign as an MP if a third runway at Heathrow is approved - saying he would be better off staying in Parliament to fight it.

EU court blow to ex-commissioner

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:22
Maltese ex-EU Commissioner John Dalli, accused of improper links to lobbyists, loses his case against the European Commission.

Duffy loses human rights challenge

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:59
European judges reject a claim from a prominent Northern Ireland republican that his detention under UK terror laws breached his human rights.

Malawi arrests former army chief

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:41
The former head of Malawi's armed forces is arrested as part of an on going investigation into government corruption known as "cashgate".

No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.

University's fundraising reaches £2bn

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
A University of Oxford campaign to raise funds for teaching and research raises £2bn, it is announced.

Cyprus leaders to revive peace talks

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:14
Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.

VIDEO: El Nino - What is it?

Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has warned the El Nino weather phenomenon could pack a punch this year after declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific. Chris Fawkes explains.

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