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Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

2 hours 18 min ago
British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.

Boston bombing suspect in court

2 hours 23 min ago
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

2 hours 32 min ago
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.

VIDEO: Why Pakistan pupil wears bloody uniform

2 hours 44 min ago
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil meets Aqif Azeem, a survivor of the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, who says the militants "will not defeat us".

New CAR fighting leaves 28 dead

2 hours 47 min ago
At least 28 people are killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic.

VIDEO: Pakistan principal 'chose to stay'

3 hours 6 min ago
The son of the principal who died in the Pakistan school attack says Taliban militants had made a number of threats against the army-run school.

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

3 hours 9 min ago
Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.

Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78

3 hours 29 min ago
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.

Fall in oil prices 'temporary'

3 hours 53 min ago
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.

Three murders part of abuse inquiry

4 hours 58 min ago
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving prominent people as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.

Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect

5 hours 2 min ago
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.

VIDEO: Burmese 'Buddha insult' trial starts

5 hours 8 min ago
The BBC's Jonah Fisher looks at the back ground to a trial in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in which a New Zealander and two Burmese men are accused of insulting Buddhism.

Kenyan MPs brawl over security bill

5 hours 13 min ago
Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

5 hours 42 min ago
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU

5 hours 42 min ago
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects of their weight impact on their working life, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Marigold Hotel chosen for royal gala

5 hours 49 min ago
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is selected as the next Royal Film Performance.

Churchill painting sells for £1.8m

5 hours 55 min ago
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks.

Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town

6 hours 1 min ago
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.

Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

6 hours 15 min ago
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.

Wilders faces charges of incitement

6 hours 23 min ago
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.

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