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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:52:15 GMT
At least 3,326 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials. 
Chile volcano remains unstable  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:46:25 GMT
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides. 
Australia urges drug executions halt  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:44:21 GMT
Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated. 
Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:51:53 GMT
France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp. 
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. 
No life-saving surgery 'for billions'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:33:40 GMT
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet. 
Akinci wins North Cyprus election  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:58 GMT
Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island. 
SBS presenter fired for Anzac tweets  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:39:58 GMT
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says. 
Back pain link to chimpanzee spine  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:07 GMT
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor. 
Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:11:17 GMT
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold. 
VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:54:03 GMT
Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal. 
VIDEO: Moment aftershock hits - caught on camera  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:41:04 GMT
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits. 
VIDEO: Many homeless after Nepal quake  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:31:28 GMT
Thousands of people in Nepal are sleeping in tents or the open air, after the earthquake which hit the country on Saturday. 
VIDEO: Clean-up after Chile's Calbuco volcano  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:49:00 GMT
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday. 
VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:35:13 GMT
There has been another night of protests in the US city of Baltimore - following the death last weekend of a black man while in police custody. 
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World News From BBC
Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:52:15 GMT
Chile volcano remains unstable  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:46:25 GMT
Australia urges drug executions halt  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:44:21 GMT
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