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EU agrees 1.8bn-euro loan to Ukraine

28 min 53 sec ago
The European Union agrees a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine - the largest financial aid deal with a non-EU member.

Kim Jong-un brother 'seen in London'

43 min 38 sec ago
Footage has emerged purporting to show North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's brother in London - attending an Eric Clapton concert.

Bomber attacks Saudi Shia mosque

46 min 17 sec ago
A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, state media say.

Wembley WW2 bomb poses 'risk to life'

48 min 26 sec ago
A 110lb unexploded World War Two bomb found by builders near Wembley Stadium poses a "risk to life", the Army says.

German pilots may get spot medicals

51 min 42 sec ago
Germany's Lufthansa considers random medical checks on pilots, to help prevent any future disaster like the Germanwings crash.

Gurlitt painting up for auction

1 hour 1 min ago
A Max Liebermann painting from the collection of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is to go up for auction next month.

Huge audience for Letterman finale

1 hour 4 min ago
After a 33-year career, The Tonight Show host David Letterman's goodbye attracts more than 13 million viewers

'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops

1 hour 14 min ago
Nigeria's incoming president may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.

Luiz dismisses 'virgin' reports

1 hour 28 min ago
Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz accuses the media of a lack of respect after dismissing reports he is a virgin.

McIlroy 'angry' as Molinari leads

1 hour 54 min ago
Rory McIlroy, six strokes behind leader Francesco Molinari, admits to getting "angry" at the PGA Championship.

Myanmar in first migrant boat rescue

1 hour 55 min ago
Myanmar rescues two migrant boats with more than 200 people in its waters in the first such operation following criticism.

Rodgers expects Sterling to stay

2 hours 5 min ago
Brendan Rodgers says he expects Raheem Sterling to see through the remaining two years of his contract.

Colombia strike kills 18 Farc rebels

2 hours 16 min ago
At least 18 members of the Farc rebel group die in an army raid - the deadliest attack since air raids resumed last month.

VIDEO: Marikana mine massacre: 'Police panicked'

2 hours 17 min ago
Nomsa Maseko hears from two policemen who gave evidence to the inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre.

Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out

3 hours 52 min ago
Ireland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.

Earthquake 'shakes homes' in Kent

3 hours 54 min ago
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.

Mazda and Mitsubishi recall more cars

4 hours 43 min ago
Two more Japanese car giants - Mazda and Mitsubishi - are recalling 630,000 cars to replace faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

Danny Boyle opens Manchester venue

5 hours 31 min ago
Director Danny Boyle takes part in the opening ceremony for a new £25m arts centre named Home in Manchester.

Jayalalitha set to return to power

5 hours 52 min ago
Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.

IS militants 'seize border crossing'

6 hours 48 min ago
Islamic State militants have seized the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

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