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VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:29:25 GMT
The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. 
VIDEO: The $50,000 a night Las Vegas hotel room  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:50:21 GMT
The richest fight in the history of boxing takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas. 
VIDEO: New York turns lights off for birds  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:07:15 GMT
The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help migrating birds navigate routes in spring and autumn. 
VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:06:52 GMT
France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia. 
VIDEO: 'Constant fighting every single day'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:17:49 GMT
A resident of an apartment block on the edge of Donetsk, which has been heavily shelled, says there is "constant fighting, every single day". 
Abe and Obama: Trade top of the agenda  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:29:31 GMT
As Shinzo Abe sets out on a week-long trip to the US, it will be the progress made by the Japanese PM and US President Barack Obama on a trade deal that is top of the agenda. 
Countdown to Iran nuclear deal - but resistance remains  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:49:37 GMT
A historic Iran nuclear deal is now within reach - but it's still uncertain whether a rare chance to resolve a major security challenge of our time through diplomacy will be grasped, says the BBC's Lyse Doucet. 
US states take aim at NSA facilities  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:06:39 GMT
Sixteen states have introduced some kind of anti-NSA legislation, seeking to curb the agency's ability to operate. 
Who is facing execution in Indonesia?  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:25:30 GMT
The BBC looks at the prisoners Indonesia is set to execute for drug-related offences. 
Hong Kong electoral change explained  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:23:38 GMT
Why are people in Hong Kong protesting against proposed electoral changes? 
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:36:00 GMT
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. 
VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:22:46 GMT
A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area. 
Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:59:35 GMT
A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error. 
Apple returns more cash to investors  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:11:10 GMT
Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors. 
Greek PM sees EU deal by next week  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:41:31 GMT
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.