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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000 - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials.

Labour 'to help first-time buyers' - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say.

Small firms' letter praises Tories - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
A letter signed by the owners of 5,000 small firms calls for the Conservatives to be "given the chance to finish what they started", as Labour accuses the Tories of "letting down" business.

Akinci wins North Cyprus election - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK.

No life-saving surgery 'for billions' - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.

Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
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.

Man charged with woman's murder - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
A man is charged with the murder of Tracey Woodford, whose body was found dismembered in a flat in Pontypridd.

Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
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.

Chile volcano remains unstable - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides.

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine - Mon, 27 Apr 2015
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

SBS presenter fired for Anzac tweets - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.

Nepal's architectural jewels destroyed - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Many of the dozens of historic temples and other landmarks in Nepal's Kathmandu valley have been reduced to rubble by the earthquake that shook large areas of the country.

'Grief and fear amid the ruin' - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Monday's newspapers focus on the efforts to rescue trapped survivors of the Nepal earthquake. And there is news of a Labour plan to cut stamp duty for first-time property buyers.

America's place in a multi-polar world - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The creation of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a stark reminder that the US is no longer the world's sole superpower.

The gunmen of Aden who keep saying sorry - Sat, 25 Apr 2015
As fighting raged in the Yemeni port of Aden this last week, the BBC's Orla Guerin made a brief visit from nearby Djibouti - in a cargo boat.

Does digital mean the end of history? - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?

From the carbon bubble to 'dirty energy' - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Five questions about keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

Fellowes to adapt Trollope novel - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne - one of his favourite novels - for TV.

VIDEO: Marathon latecomer gets own start - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
London Marathon latecomer gets her own private start to the race.

BBC Sports News

Hazard named Player of the Year - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.

O'Sullivan one frame from last eight - Sun, 26 Apr 2015

Magic of London helped - Radcliffe - Sun, 26 Apr 2015

Mourinho hits back at 'boring' jibes - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team are not boring but suggests Arsenal are after failing to win the title since 2003-04.

Wasps 'to become richest rugby club' - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Wasps announce plans for a £35m bond and say they are on course to become the richest rugby club in the world.

Hazard can be 'best in world' - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Alan Shearer explains why Eden Hazard is a worthy winner of the PFA Player of the Year award and says other accolades await the Belgian.

Rose wins seventh PGA Tour title - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Justin Rose birdies the last two holes to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by one shot and secure his seventh PGA Tour title.

Brownlee wins on World Series return - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Britain's Alistair Brownlee takes gold on his return from an ankle injury in the World Triathlon Series event in Cape Town.

Five up for BBC Women's player award - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The five names in contention for the BBC inaugural Women's Footballer of the Year award are revealed.

Meeke ends 13-year British WRC wait - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Kris Meeke takes a first win for a British driver in the World Rally Championship since 2002 as he triumphs in Argentina.

United warm-up worried me - Van Gaal - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Louis van Gaal says he feared his Manchester United side would struggle at Everton after watching them warm up at Goodison.

Griffiths at top level - Celtic boss - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Celtic manager Ronny Deila praises Leigh Griffiths after the striker's hat-trick against Dundee United.

Celta Vigo 2-4 Real Madrid - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Javier Hernandez scores twice as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo in an entertaining game to keep the pressure on Barcelona.

England Test future 'excites' Moores - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Head coach Peter Moores is "very excited" by the mix of senior and young players emerging in England's Test team.

Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the first Tour of Turkey stage in a sprint finish for his seventh victory of the season.

Prolific Hales adds another century - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales scores a century for the second game running to put his side on top against Hampshire.

Wasps 36-29 Exeter - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Wasps beat Premiership top-six rivals Exeter at the Ricoh Arena to dent the Chiefs' own hopes of a play-off place.

Bayern Munich win 25th German title - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Nishikori wins Barcelona Open title - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Defending champion Kei Nishikori defeats Spain's Pablo Andujar in straight sets to retain his Barcelona Open title.

Smorsgard header sees off Man City - Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Line Smorsgard scores the winner as defending Women's Super League One champions Liverpool beat Manchester City.