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Standard Chartered profits down

2 hours 26 min ago
UK-based bank Standard Chartered posts a 22% fall in pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year.
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Burundi hit by fresh protests

2 hours 33 min ago
Burundi is hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term spreads beyond the capital.
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UK economic growth slows to 0.3%

2 hours 40 min ago
The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago.
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Greek PM sees EU deal by next week

2 hours 40 min ago
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is in the final stretch of talks with the EU and that he believes an interim deal will by in place by 9 May.
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UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane

2 hours 43 min ago
An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal - as a TV appeal for donations is to broadcast in the UK.
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EU to install crash alert in cars

2 hours 45 min ago
A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, gets the go-ahead from Euro MPs.
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Indonesia prisoners in final goodbye

2 hours 48 min ago
A group of prisoners due to be executed for drugs offences in Indonesia have spent what are believed to be their final moments with their families.
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Entertainer Keith Harris dies

2 hours 53 min ago
Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, his agent says.
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BBC man describes Everest horror

2 hours 57 min ago
Here's how the BBC's Thomas Martienssen recorded his experiences of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal from Mount Everest.
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Honda predicts minimal profit growth

3 hours 9 min ago
Japanese carmaker Honda forecasts that profit for the current financial year will rise by just 0.4%, after results fell short of expectations last year.
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BP profit hit by oil price fall

3 hours 18 min ago
Oil giant BP has reported a sharp fall in profit for the three months to the end of March as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.
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Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'

3 hours 31 min ago
Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles to meet the overwhelming need following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.
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Deadly landslide in north-east Brazil

3 hours 32 min ago
The city of Salvador in north-eastern Brazil is hit by deadly landslides, leaving 14 people dead and hillside homes swept away.
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India cancels aid groups' licenses

3 hours 53 min ago
India cancels the registration of nearly 9,000 foreign-funded NGOs saying they have failed to comply with tax rules.
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Toksvig steps down from News Quiz

4 hours 6 min ago
Comedian Sandi Toksvig is to leave BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz after nine years and 28 series.
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Collapsed player needs 'miracle'

4 hours 21 min ago
Belgian defender Gregory Mertens needs a "miracle" after collapsing on the pitch with a heart-related illness.
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Bosnich pleads guilty to charge

4 hours 31 min ago
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich appears in a Sydney court to plead guilty to reckless driving.
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VIDEO: Searching through rubble with bare hands

4 hours 37 min ago
The BBC's Yalda Hakim travelled to the historical town of Bhaktapur where a rescue operation was underway.
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In pictures: After the Everest avalanche

4 hours 50 min ago
Pictures emerge showing Everest Base Camp on the day after Nepal's earthquake triggered an avalanche which swept away many tents, killing 18 people.
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Rings cinematographer Lesnie dies

5 hours 20 min ago
Andrew Lesnie, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died at the age of 59.
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