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Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid
Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.
Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.
Australia crush NZ to win World Cup
Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Powers intensify Iran nuclear talks
Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
Arab League to create military force
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats.
Air Canada plane 'exits' runway
An Air Canada aeroplane landing at Halifax leaves the runway while landing at Halifax, but only minor injuries are reported.
Nigeria voting continues after delays
Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election.
Greece's creditors mull new reforms
Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.
'Threats' against BBC boss investigated
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.
Europol chief warns on encryption
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'
Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".
VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?
Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.
VIDEO: China warning over global warming
The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.
VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup
India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.
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VIDEO: Yemen 'on the brink' of civil war
The United Nations envoy to Yemen has warned that the country could slide into prolonged conflict like Iraq, Syria or Libya.
VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life
BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc.
VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace
A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future.
VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies
A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries.
VIDEO: Can we design for better living?
Will Gompertz looks at some of the latest cutting edge designs shortlisted for the Designs of the Year award.
Putin still in fashion 15 years on
Fifteen years after his election, Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia is undeniable, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow.
Is it possible to end global poverty?
The UN is expected to adopt the World Bank's ambitious target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Could we really see the end of poverty within a generation?
VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points
It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments.
What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?
David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn 'atom smasher' buried under Geneva.
Germanwings crash: Counting the cost
Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?
Dickens' desk saved for public view
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
Graphene light bulb set for shops
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop
US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
Safari users win right to sue
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
Children on screens six hours a day
A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits.
Show goes on for One Direction
1D performed for the first time since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group, at a gig in South Africa.
Record sales for Edinburgh Festival
Opening of the box office for this year's Edinburgh International Festival sees record sales.
Duo begin year-long space trip
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
Office workers 'too sedentary'
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
Clarke dedicates victory to Hughes
Captain Michael Clarke dedicates Australia's fifth World Cup title to his former team-mate Phillip Hughes.
Vettel takes shock Malaysia win
Sebastian Vettel takes a stunning maiden victory for Ferrari, winning a straight fight with Lewis Hamilton in Malaysia.
The beast of the Danube
The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.
The men who uncovered Assyria
Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.
Couple marry in supermarket aisle
A couple marry in the Easter egg aisle of the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they shared their first date.
Nappy-wearing goat back with mum
A nappy-wearing sickly kid goat nursed back to health is now behaving "like a proper goat, not a dog" her owner says.
Kenya ministers suspended over graft
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.
Sri Lanka president's brother killed
The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.
Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'
The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.
Rescued Chilean miner loses home
A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.
Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'
Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.
Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.
Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
Benefit cuts 'not yet decided'
The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for £12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.
Heads' threat to parents over gaming
Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.
Man held over abduction of girl, six
A man is arrested on suspicion of abducting a six-year-old girl in his car in Lancashire.
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