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'Eight million' hit by Nepal quake  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:43 GMT
Eight million people were affected by the Nepal earthquake and 1.4m are in need of food aid, the UN says, as the death toll tops 4,000. 
UK economic growth slows to 0.3%  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:19:15 GMT
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. 
Deadly landslide in north-east Brazil  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:16:57 GMT
The city of Salvador in north-eastern Brazil is hit by deadly landslides, leaving 14 people dead and hillside homes swept away. 
Syrian dissident flees to Spain  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:40:38 GMT
Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment". 
Fan struck by flying baseball bat  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:09:41 GMT
A baseball fan was struck in the face by a flying bat and carried from the stands on a stretcher on Monday night. 
UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:44:14 GMT
An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal, where many British and Irish nationals are missing. 
Entertainer Keith Harris dies  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:22:27 GMT
Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, his agent says. 
Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:49:13 GMT
The Conservatives will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron says. 
Clegg outlines budget 'red line'  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:02:57 GMT
The Liberal Democrats will not enter into another coalition government unless an emergency "stability budget" is held within 50 days of the 7 May election, Nick Clegg has said. 
Heavily loaded  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:15:05 GMT
Queuing for the journey from Italy to Tunisia 
The race to cover a mosque in mud  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:01:44 GMT
Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day 
Nepal earthquake: Before and after  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:28:58 GMT
Before and after satellite images and maps 
In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50:39 GMT
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake 
Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:29:04 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 27 April 
In pictures: London Marathon runners  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:13:56 GMT
Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon