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EU executive 'to back' Turkey visa deal

The European Commission will back visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, sources tell the BBC, but the deal still needs European Parliament backing.

Baby saved after four days in rubble

A six-month-old girl is rescued from the debris of a building that collapsed four days ago in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Italian food theft ruled 'not a crime'

A homeless man did not commit a crime when he stole small quantities of food, an Italian court rules, because he clearly acted out of need.

Syria truce 'to be extended to Aleppo'

Russia's foreign minister says a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could be extended to the city of Aleppo within hours.

Death sparks probe into China's Baidu

Chinese authorities are probing Baidu over the death of a student who went for an experimental cancer treatment advertised on the search engine.

Title win an amazing feeling - Ranieri

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri says it is an "amazing feeling" to have steered the club to their first top-flight title.

US serviceman dies in IS attack in Iraq

The US says an American serviceman has been killed in northern Iraq, hours after so-called Islamic State militants launched a series of attacks in the region.

Trump seeks to knockout Cruz in Indiana

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is poised to deliver a crushing blow to rival Ted Cruz as voters in Indiana head to the polls.

Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.

Woman awarded $55m in talc cancer case

A US jury court orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $55m (£40m) to a woman who woman who says its talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.

Messi boy flees Afghan threats

An Afghan boy who wore a homemade Lionel Messi shirt flees to Pakistan with his family, who say they received kidnap threats after he shot to fame.

Man 'loses $260,000 in mid-air theft'

A man tells police he lost HK$2m ($257,700; £175,500) in cash and valuables from his hand luggage, during a flight into Hong Kong.

VIDEO: Leicester players celebrate title moment

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs posts a video showing the team celebrating the moment the 5,000-1 outsiders became Premier League champions.

VIDEO: Fans react as goal seals 'epic' victory

Leicester City supporters celebrate the Chelsea goal against Tottenham that hands them the Premier League title.

VIDEO: Boom! Trudeau joins Invictus rivalry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the latest world leader to publicise the Invictus Games with a Twitter video in which he shows how his country "brings it".

VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona

Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.

VIDEO: New Zealand police in 'running man' video

A video from the police in New Zealand shows the officers in a new light.

VIDEO: Met Ball celebrities walk red carpet

Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce and Taylor Swift were just some of the names to attend the Met Ball in New York this year.

VIDEO: Messi shirt boy 'forced' to leave Afghanistan

The father of the five-year-old Afghan boy, who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi football shirt, says the family has been forced to leave Afghanistan due to repeated threats.

VIDEO: Visa-free travel 'Turkey's dream'

The European Commission will grant Turkey conditional approval for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen area, sources have told the BBC.

VIDEO: The Philippine election in emojis

The BBC's Rico Hizon conducts a rigorous poll to discover how Filipinos are feeling about the election - in emojis.

Nagorno-Karabakh: BBC visits Azerbaijan's side of frontline

BBC visits Azerbaijan's side of frontline in Karabakh conflict

Leicester: From rejects to champions

A team of bargain buys, journeymen and unpolished gems - who are Leicester City's rejects turned Premier League champions?

Solving delivery problems in a gridlocked city

How logistics website and mobile phone app Sendy is helping Kenyans send and receive deliveries.

Indonesia sex toy mistaken for 'angel'

Indonesian police have confiscated a sex toy from a remote village after its inhabitants and some on social media mistook it for an "angel".

Australia plans to kill carp with herpes

The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp.

TTIP trade talks 'likely to stop'

Talks between the EU and US over the wide-ranging TTIP trade deal are likely to grind to a halt, according to France's trade minister.

HSBC profit falls amid volatile markets

Banking giant HSBC reports a 14% drop in profits for the first quarter after "extreme levels of volatility" in financial markets at the start of the year.

Uber faces new lawsuit on driver status

Taxi-hailing firm Uber has just settled two cases challenging the status of its drivers as contractors but is now facing another.

US Court orders Touch ID iPhone unlock

A US court makes a woman unlock her iPhone with her fingerprint.

Eurovision to be shown on US TV

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on US TV for the first time this month, organisers announce.

Celebrities go metallic at Met Gala

Celebrities at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art go metallic, as this year's Met Gala celebrates the convergence of man and machine.

Solar Impulse reaches Arizona

The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse starts to cross the continental USA, flying the first leg from California to Arizona.

Mars rover project slips to 2020

As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.

Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk

The Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, affecting the babies of up to 20% of pregnant women who contract it, scientists in Brazil tell the BBC.

Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.

Selby enjoys 'best night of life'

Leicester City fan Mark Selby says winning the world snooker title for a second time is like a "dream come true".

Spurs' future brilliant - Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes the club has a "brilliant" future, despite missing out on the Premier League title.

How Paris is stepping up its drive against the car

In Paris cars are gradually being edged out as the city steps up a life-or-death battle to cut pollution.

What are US university 'honour codes'?

When a young American woman told police that she had been raped, her university started to investigate whether she had violated its "honour code". Why?

Pirates paid '$400,000' in West Africa

Ransoms of up to $400,000 (£270,000) have been paid to gangs which hijacked ships in the Gulf of Guinea in 2015, a maritime security report says.

Nigeria 'lost $15bn in fake arms deals'

About $15bn (£10bn) was stolen from the fight against militant Islamists in Nigeria under the former government, the vice-president says.

Australia budget brings in 'Google tax'

The Australian government's budget, which doubles as its election campaign kick-off, targets multinational companies that move profits offshore.

Singapore arrests over 'terror plot'

Singapore says it arrested eight Bangladeshi men in April accused of plotting attacks in their home country as the "Islamic State in Bangladesh".

Leicester win Premier League title

Leicester City - 5,000-1 outsiders in August - are Premier League champions in one of the greatest ever sporting achievements.

Republic's main parties to endorse deal

The Republic of Ireland's two largest parties are to meet to endorse a deal they reached on a limited working arrangement in the Irish Parliament.

Argentina missing: Brigadier on trial

The former head of Argentina's Air Force, Omar Graffigna, goes on trial over the forced disappearance of a left-wing couple during the country's "Dirty War".

Brazil blocks WhatsApp in probe row

A Brazilian judge blocks messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours after its owner Facebook failed to hand over information required in a criminal investigation.

Egyptian journalists protest at arrests

Egypt's journalists' union demands the dismissal of the interior minister after two journalists were arrested at its headquarters in Cairo overnight.

Protesters quit Baghdad's Green Zone

Shia Muslim activists who occupied Iraq's parliament on Saturday begin to leave Baghdad's government district after a call by their leaders.

Canada's 'Diefenbaby' dies at 47

George John Dryden, a Canadian man who sought for years to prove that he was the son of former Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker, has died.

Trump accuses China of trade 'rape'

Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump steps up his criticism of China's trade policy, accusing it of "raping" the US.

The lake that people used to flock to

The place that was known as the Blackpool of the Potteries

Week in pictures

News photos from around the world

When storytellers get personal... very personal

Can storytellers ever share too many intimate details?

China military's recruitment rap video

China's army launches big-budget rap recruitment video

Turks look to EU to scrap visas for travel in Europe

Turks look to Europe to scrap travel visas

Searching for self-reliance and 'real people' in Pyongyang

Searching for self-reliance and 'real locals' in Pyongyang

When you can't get back on the bike

How do you get back on your bike after a crash?

Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix

'Freedom' chants inspire songs in India

Bottling water in drought-hit California

Bottling water for profit in drought-hit California