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Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

1 hour 7 min ago
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.

DR Congo train in deadly derailment

1 hour 10 min ago
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.

Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation

1 hour 17 min ago
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

Chelsea Manning granted name change

1 hour 38 min ago
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.

Iran replaces prison service chief

1 hour 43 min ago
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.

Russian Duma passes film swearing ban

1 hour 47 min ago
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

2 hours 33 min ago
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

Bank raises UK growth forecast

2 hours 43 min ago
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.

Lebanese MPs fail to elect president

3 hours 2 min ago
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

3 hours 33 min ago
Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

3 hours 34 min ago
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Plane search examines coastal debris

4 hours 49 min ago
Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Boeing revenues and deliveries rise

4 hours 54 min ago
Boeing's revenues rise 8% to $20.5bn (£12.2bn) in the first quarter, driven by an increase in commercial aircraft deliveries.

SA row over 'banned' Malema advert

4 hours 59 min ago
South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.

Manila and HK resolve hostage row

5 hours 12 min ago
The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.

Man Utd criticised for Moyes sacking

5 hours 19 min ago
Manchester United are accused of unprofessionalism following the sacking of manager David Moyes.

VIDEO: Thousands visit Win Tin cemetery

5 hours 21 min ago
Thousands of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who died on Monday.

EU in slow progress on deficit cuts

5 hours 26 min ago
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

Colombia court restores Bogota mayor

5 hours 31 min ago
A court in Colombia rules that President Juan Manuel Santos should reinstate the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, within 48 hours.

VIDEO: Cycling doping inquiry 'not a circus'

5 hours 42 min ago
International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson tells BBC Extratime that he does not want the inquiry into doping in cycling to become a media circus.

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