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Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:44
US telecoms giant Verizon says it will buy AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn.

VIDEO: Friend of murdered blogger tells of fear

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:43
A friend of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, who was hacked to death in Bangladesh, says he and fellow bloggers are worried for their own safety.

MSP calls for Murphy resignation

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:39
Labour MSP Alex Rowley quits as the party's local government spokesman at Holyrood and urges Jim Murphy to stand down as leader.

Australia forecasts A$35.1bn deficit

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:35
Australia's budget deficit for the 2015-16 financial year is estimated to reach A$35.1bn, below expectations of about A$41bn.

Wood has 'huge' election potential

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:28
Plaid Cymru can build on Leanne Wood's general election campaign performance and present her as an alternative first minister, an former leadership rival says.

Chad's Boko Haram fight 'hampered'

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:27
Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.

Strikes hit Yemen ahead of ceasefire

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:23
Saudi-led coalition aircraft carry out fresh air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hours before a five-day ceasefire is set to begin.

BBC 'at a tipping point' with cuts

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:14
The BBC will be forced to slash its drama output if the licence fee is cut, says outgoing BBC executive Ben Stephenson.

'Overrated' Fowler makes major point

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:13
Rickie Fowler's biggest career win, at the Players Championship, may signal a readiness to win a major, writes Iain Carter.

Osborne: We have 'clear EU mandate'

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Chancellor George Osborne says the new Conservative government has a "very clear mandate" to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.

Greece taps reserves to pay IMF loan

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Greece was forced to tap into an emergency account to make a debt interest payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it has emerged.

Map Maker suspended due to vandalism

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:00
Google stops the public contributing to its map service following some high-profile graffiti, including a urinating Android.

Rail workers vote to strike over pay

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:58
Network Rail workers have voted in favour of a UK-wide strike in a row over pay, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.

Chuka Umunna to run for Labour leader

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
Labour MP Chuka Umunna says he is running to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

'Trust issue' causes Pietersen exile

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
Kevin Pietersen will not be selected for England this summer because of a "massive trust issue", according to Andrew Strauss.

VIDEO: Cameron addresses Conservative cabinet

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:53
David Cameron has started the first all-Conservative cabinet meeting with a short statement.

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.