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Death toll in Nepal quake over 1,000

The death toll from Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years has risen above 1,000, as foreign governments offer aid.

UK experts deployed to quake zone

The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support for people affected by the earthquake.

VIDEO: Services mark Gallipoli 100 years on

Services are taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

VIDEO: Moment Nepal earthquake struck

More than 1,000 people are believed to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings.

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: Living as a woman

The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.

Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa

Fernandinho scores a last-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa to go second in the Premier League.

Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, taking top spot from the Hinduja brothers, according to the Sunday Times.

VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin

A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.

VW chairman resigns in power struggle

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Liverpool

Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four finish were dealt a blow as they are held to a goalless draw at West Brom.

Emotional McCoy ends superb career

Twenty-time champion jockey AP McCoy says he has been 'so lucky all my life' as his career comes to an end at Sandown.

AUDIO: Shot Pakistani activist 'knew of risks'

Sabeen Mehmud, the Pakistani human rights activist who was shot dead in Karachi, told the BBC she felt "you have to take some risks" in her line of work.

Syria Islamists take northern town

Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

Arrest over Japan radioactive drone

A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.

Burundi president seeks third term

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.

Queen marks Gallipoli centenary

The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

Indonesia issues execution orders

At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent execution.

Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'

Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.

Bruce Jenner: I am a woman

The reality TV star says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.

VIDEO: Warning over Chile's Calbuco volcano

People living close to the Calbuco volcano in the south of Chile have been warned that it might erupt again at some point soon.

Pakistan PM condemns activist killing

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.

Mango-thrower gets presidential flat

Venezuela's President Maduro allocates a woman a flat, after she hits him on the head with a mango.

VIDEO: NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba

The NBA becomes the first American sports organisation to visit Cuba since the two countries began to restore diplomatic ties.

Justice for historical crimes

Is it always necessary to prosecute decades-old crimes?

The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace

The African migrants who made a Sicilian palace their home

Iceland's Facebook war over sex education

Musician questions sex education in Iceland

Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones

The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm

Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head

California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee

A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.

VIDEO: Insecure borders of struggling Libya

Quentin Sommerville reports on Libya's struggle for stability, four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.

IS posts 'health service' video

Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.

Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign'

Ceremonies are held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps

Officials in the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt say they are ending the practice of allowing tourists to pose for photos with the iconic St Bernard dogs.

Al-Shabab kills man for blasphemy

The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has killed a man for "insulting the prophet Muhammed", witnesses tell the BBC.

Canada's Senate speaker Nolin dies

Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Malawians boycott South African shops

South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal

US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.

Chile volcano causes flight problems

The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent

Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

Some of the best news photos from around the world

Reprieve for China wife on death row

A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.

Native Americans quit Sandler set

Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture.

US child star 'takes own life'

Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, takes his own life at his family home in Texas.

£94k for Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight sells out in minutes and tickets immediately appear on websites for £94,000.

Artist's assistant jailed for theft

A former assistant to US artist Jasper Johns has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting he stole artworks from Johns' Connecticut studio.

Russia and Argentina in energy deals

Argentina and Russia sign a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation following talks in Moscow.

Will Togo vote end family dynasty?

Will Togo elections prolong a half-century of family rule?

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