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Unesco warns Australia over reef

Wed, 2014-04-30 20:27
Unesco threatens to list the Great Barrier Reef as an endangered heritage site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment.

VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows cars on US street

Wed, 2014-04-30 20:25
An enormous sinkhole has opened up in a residential neighbourhood of northeast Baltimore in the US.

Twin blasts hit India express train

Wed, 2014-04-30 20:23
One woman has been killed and nine others injured in a bomb attack aboard a train at a station in the Indian city of Chennai, officials say.

Welfare and tax boost for Brazil poor

Wed, 2014-04-30 20:16
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff announces an increase in social security payments and tax cuts ahead of her re-election campaign in October.

Follow NBA example, Redskins urged

Wed, 2014-04-30 19:44
The fallout of the Clippers race row spreads to American football, with a leading US senator urging the Washington Redskins to change their "degrading" name.

VIDEO: Amis: Salman Rushdie fatwa 'nightmare'

Wed, 2014-04-30 19:02
Author Martin Amis tells BBC Newsnight the reaction to the publication of The Satanic Verses was "a nightmare" for Salman Rushdie.

Boy due in court over teacher death

Wed, 2014-04-30 18:45
A 15-year-old boy will appear in court later charged with the murder of teacher Ann Maguire, who died at a school in Leeds.

VIDEO: Western equality 'not working'

Wed, 2014-04-30 18:30
Economist Thomas Piketty says "democratic institutions cannot work properly if inequity becomes too extreme".

VIDEO: Oprah tipped as new Clippers owner

Wed, 2014-04-30 18:27
The owner of the American basketball team, the LA Clippers, who has been banned from the sport for life after making racist remarks is coming under pressure to sell the team.

IMF approves $17bn Ukraine bailout

Wed, 2014-04-30 18:11
The International Monetary Fund approves a bailout for Ukraine, to help the country's beleaguered economy.

Ex-Nokia boss' pay-off rises to $33m

Wed, 2014-04-30 17:45
Former Nokia chief executive, Stephen Elop, receives a bigger-than-expected pay-off, as the firm finalises the sale of it handset business to Microsoft.

Gerry Adams held over widow's murder

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:56
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

‘Supergrass’ informant testifies in Hamza trial

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:29
In a US court with 'poster child of UK's extremists'

North Sea 'Atlantis' hit by tsunami

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:28
A prehistoric "Atlantis" in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit by a 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago.

Afghan flood death toll rises

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:22
The death toll from last week's flash floods in northern Afghanistan rises to nearly 150.

Many 'cannot afford a decent diet'

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:10
Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts claim in an open letter to the prime minister.

VIDEO: Tell-tale signs of a mini-stroke

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:07
As people are urged not to dismiss "funny turns", one young woman tells of when she suffered a mini-stroke.

VIDEO: Knightley 'begins again' with a song

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:58
Tom Brook speaks to Keira Knightley about having to sing in her role in the film Begin Again.

Tearful Terry feels the pain of Chelsea exit

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:56
A fifth Champions League semi-final loss proves hard to take for Chelsea and their inspirational leader John Terry, writes Ben Smith

Star Wars casting: Did fans feel the Force?

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:35
How did Star Wars fans react to casting news for Episode VII?
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