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Nepal quake relief drive intensifies  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:18:09 GMT
Rescue efforts intensify after more than 2,300 die in Nepal's worst quake in more than 80 years, as a powerful aftershock hits the region. 
Deadly protests in Burundi capital  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:23:27 GMT
At least two people die in violent protests in Burundi after the president announces he will seek a third term. 
Kipchoge and Tufa win in London  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:16:48 GMT
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race. 
Russian twerking video women jailed  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:37:02 GMT
A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online. 
Baltimore protest turns violent  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:12:28 GMT
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests. 
SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:24:40 GMT
South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners. 
Ghana told to stop new oil drilling  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:43:52 GMT
Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast. 
Kazakh leader seeks five more years  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:58:45 GMT
Kazakhstan votes in elections likely to extend the 26-year rule of President Nursultan Nazarbayev for another five years. 
Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:59:54 GMT
Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show. 
Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:28:18 GMT
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say. 
VIDEO: Quake death toll continues to rise  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:36:48 GMT
Thousands of Nepalese citizens have spent the night outdoors following a devastating earthquake which killed at least 1,900 people. 
VIDEO: Chile volcano ash buries farmland  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:14:58 GMT
Residents in the foothills of the Calbuco volcano in Chile survey the damage caused by its eruption. 
VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:01:07 GMT
A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. 
VIDEO: Obama jokes at annual dinner  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:08:36 GMT
President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. 
VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:00:59 GMT
A charity in Peru is tackling high rates of multi-drug resistant TB with the help of a shipping container.