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US marines and aircraft reach Nepal  Sun, 03 May 2015 18:10:39 GMT
US troops and emergency aircraft arrive in Nepal to help deliver aid to remote areas hit by last week's devastating earthquake. 
Australia 'contacted' over migrants  Mon, 04 May 2015 09:07:46 GMT
Australia's PM Tony Abbott says there has been "contact" between Australia and officials in Europe over the Mediterranean migrant crisis. 
Army helicopter shot at in Mexico  Fri, 01 May 2015 22:02:50 GMT
A Mexican army helicopter is shot at in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, with a total of seven people killed in incidents across the state. 
IS militants 'kill 300 Yazidis'  Sat, 02 May 2015 22:31:40 GMT
Several hundred Yazidis held by Islamic State militants have been killed near the western Iraqi city of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say. 
Baltimore lifts post-riot curfew  Sun, 03 May 2015 17:53:32 GMT
National Guard troops begin leaving Baltimore and a curfew is lifted, as tension subsides following rioting over the custody death of a black man. 
Leaders focus on 'choice' for voters  Mon, 04 May 2015 09:54:50 GMT
David Cameron focuses on tax and Ed Miliband on the NHS as campaigning returns to traditional territory with three days left. 
Charges over man found dead in road  Mon, 04 May 2015 09:10:55 GMT
Three men are charged with manslaughter and kidnap after a man found seriously injured in the road in a Staffordshire village dies in hospital. 
Gun salutes mark birth of princess  Mon, 04 May 2015 02:49:32 GMT
Gun salutes are to take place at Hyde Park and the Tower of London later to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl. 
'Illegal' security licences revoked  Mon, 04 May 2015 05:02:25 GMT
Following a BBC investigation into fraudulent colleges, 129 security guards are having their licences revoked. 
Caravan, A Great British Love Story  Sun, 03 May 2015 20:42:12 GMT
The very British world of caravanning 
Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015  Fri, 01 May 2015 13:42:24 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 
In pictures: The Sim Project  Fri, 01 May 2015 02:37:50 GMT
Robotic patients helping doctors to learn 
Election 2015 in pictures: 1 May  Fri, 01 May 2015 13:25:21 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 1 May 
In pictures: Clandon Park House fire  Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:35:44 GMT
Images of the aftermath of a fire at Grade I listed Clandon Park House. 
Vietnam War by Associated Press photographers  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:22:17 GMT
AP photographers mark 40th anniversary of fall of Saigon 
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