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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000
At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.
Labour 'to help first-time buyers'
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than 300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".
Small firms' letter praises Tories
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.
Gay row health minister resigns
Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells, who caused controversy with remarks linking same-sex relationships to child abuse, says he has resigned to help his wife "during her fight for life".
No life-saving surgery 'for billions'
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
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.
Australia urges drug executions halt
Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated.
Akinci wins North Cyprus election
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
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.
'Death star' welcomes first patients
The UK's newest hospital, the 842m South Glasgow University Hospital, welcomes its first patients later.
Back pain link to chimpanzee spine
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
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
Nepal's architectural jewels destroyed
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'
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
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
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?
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'
Five questions about keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Hazard named Player of the Year
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
Carver wants 'protection from abuse'
Newcastle boss John Carver calls for more protection from his club after saying he was "abused" by supporters.
United warm-up worried me - Van Gaal
Louis van Gaal says he feared his Manchester United side would struggle at Everton after watching them warm up at Goodison.
Wasps 'to become richest rugby club'
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'
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.
Wasps rugby club launches 35m bond
Leading English rugby union club Wasps, which plays at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, is launching a seven-year bond as it aims to raise 25m to 35m.
EE revenue down as BT takeover looms
EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, saw its operating revenue fall 1.1% to 1.469m in the first quarter.
No 'lack of drive' in campaign - PM
Having a strong economy "matters more than anything", David Cameron says as he insists there is "no lack of drive" in the Conservative campaign.
Clegg 'wants to stay' Lib Dem leader
Nick Clegg says he wants to remain Liberal Democrat leader "in all circumstances" after the election.
Mitochondria editing tried in mice
Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.
Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS
Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy".
Pupils sent to Sikh school in shortage
More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.
Railway rules thwart student adverts
Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations in England.
Valve expands Steam 'mod' market
Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Furious 7 track's streaming record
American rapper Wiz Khalifa's See You Again, which features on the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack, sets a new streaming record as it leads the singles chart for a second week.
Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.
10 things we didn't know last week
The taste of shipwrecked champagne, and other news nuggets.
Go Figure: The week in numbers
The week's big numbers, visualised.
'Child abuse ongoing', victim warns
A victim of a sex grooming ring in Oxford believes the city's children are still being targeted by sex gangs.
Record numbers run London Marathon
More than 38,000 people take part in the London Marathon, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history.
Campaigns step up with 10 days to go
Scotland's political parties are continuing to appeal for votes as the general election campaign period enters its final full week.
Memorial for anti-war campaigners
A memorial to those who campaigned against the Great War more than a century ago is to be unveiled in Glasgow.
Murdered student's body brought home
The body of Irish student Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month, is brought home to County Cork.
Ex-army chief sued over NI killing
A former senior Army officer is to be sued over the death of a Catholic man in Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago.
Flat murder accused due in court
A man will appear in court later charged with murdering Tracey Woodford, whose body was found dismembered in a flat in Pontypridd.
Climber caught up in Nepal disaster
A man aiming to be the oldest Welsh person to reach the summit of Mount Everest is caught up in the Nepal earthquake.
Burundi police tear-gas protesters
Police in Burundi fire tear gas at activists protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.
SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall
South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
Kazakh leader takes 97% in election
President Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected to a fifth consecutive term in Kazakhstan, winning 97.7% of the vote, early official results show.
Pakistan PM condemns activist killing
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.
Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp
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.
Bayern Munich win 25th German title
Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Chile volcano remains unstable
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides.
Anderson leads England to victory
James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
Syria Islamists take northern town
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.
Baltimore protest turns violent
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
In pictures: London Marathon runners
Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon
In pictures: Baltimore protests
How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?
Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images
Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April
In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile
In pictures: 25 years of Hubble
Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope.
VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche
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
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.
VIDEO: Many homeless after Nepal quake
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
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.
VIDEO: Will wild lynx return to Britain?
Graham Satchell reports on moves to bring wild lynx back to Britain.
VIDEO: Marathon latecomer gets own start
London Marathon latecomer gets her own private start to the race.
VIDEO: A look inside the UK's newest hospital
UK's newest hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, is to receive its first patients on Monday.
VIDEO: 'Super-jumbo' A380 marks 10 years
The 'super-jumbo' Airbus A380 celebrates its 10th anniversary
How realistic is online voting at UK elections?
Why can't everyone vote online for their MP?
The woman who adopts dead babies
The woman who adopts dead babies found in the rubbish
Viewpoint: Across China by wheelchair
Backpacking around China in a wheelchair
VIDEO: Australian pair keep book-making alive
The Australian pair keeping traditional printing alive
The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea
The photographer who shows the horrors of the sea
The best place for a traveller to fall ill?
Could this be the best place for a traveller to fall ill?
The firm which can hire pop stars
The firm which can hire pop stars
Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?
The Afghan shrine killing that could be a watershed

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 World News
Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000
At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.
Australia urges drug executions halt
Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated.
Chile volcano remains unstable
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides.
Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp
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
South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
Deadly protests in Burundi capital
At least two people die in violent protests in Burundi after the president announces he will seek a third term.
Akinci wins North Cyprus election
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
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
Kazakh leader takes 97% in election
President Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected to a fifth consecutive term in Kazakhstan, winning 97.7% of the vote, early official results show.
No life-saving surgery 'for billions'
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
VIDEO: Obama jokes at annual dinner
President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play
Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.
Baltimore protest turns violent
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
Anderson leads England to victory
James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
Mango-thrower gets presidential flat
Venezuela's President Maduro allocates a woman a flat, after she hits him on the head with a mango.
Burundi police tear-gas protesters
Police in Burundi fire tear gas at activists protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.
Kipchoge and Tufa win in London
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.
Nepal's architectural jewels destroyed
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.
Pakistan PM condemns activist killing
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.
Bayern Munich win 25th German title
Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Russian twerking video women jailed
A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.
Syria Islamists take northern town
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.
UK gives 5m to help Nepal victims
The UK government is giving 5m to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people.
Labour 'to help first-time buyers'
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than 300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".
Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside ?1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined ?2.3bn for rate rigging.
VW chairman resigns in power struggle
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.
Ghana told to stop new oil drilling
Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast.
Hazard named Player of the Year
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
Carver wants 'protection from abuse'
Newcastle boss John Carver calls for more protection from his club after saying he was "abused" by supporters.
Bjorkman set for bigger Murray role
Andy Murray says new coach Jonas Bjorkman will spend the whole hard-court season with him until the end of the US Open.
Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled
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.
Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.
Music boss tops Britain's rich list
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a 13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche
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
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.
VIDEO: Many homeless after Nepal quake
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
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.
VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests
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.
VIDEO: On patrol for migrants in the Med
Italy's custom and border force patrol the Mediterranean Sea to save people who are attempting to cross from North Africa into Europe in unsafe conditions.
VIDEO: One card to rule them all?
The Stratos card aims to be a single credit-card sized replacement for all the existing cards in your wallet.
VIDEO: Australian pair keep book-making alive
Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson use printing techniques more familiar to Johannes Gutenberg than the 21st century to create their handcrafted books.
The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea
The photographer who shows the horrors of the sea
Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?
The Afghan shrine killing that could be a watershed
Viewpoint: Across China by wheelchair
Backpacking around China in a wheelchair
Why is a cheeky Nando's ad from 2012 popular again?
Why a cheeky Nando?s advert is suddenly popular
The woman who adopts dead babies
The woman who adopts dead babies found in the rubbish

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 Entertainment News
Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled
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.
Furious 7 track's streaming record
American rapper Wiz Khalifa's See You Again, which features on the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack, sets a new streaming record as it leads the singles chart for a second week.
Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.
Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play
Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.
Lifetime opera award for Speight Jenkins
Speight Jenkins, the former general director of Seattle Opera, wins the lifetime achievement prize at the International Opera Awards.
Music boss tops Britain's rich list
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a 13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
Fellowes to adapt Trollope novel
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne - one of his favourite novels - for TV.
MasterChef 2015 winner crowned
A data manager from Oldham has been crowned champion of MasterChef 2015.
Bruce Jenner: I am a woman
The reality TV star and Olympic gold medallist says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.
Six compete for Museum of the Year
Six UK museums, including London's Imperial War Museum and Belfast's The MAC are competing for the title of Museum of the Year 2015.
Top Gear producer Wilman quits show
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has quit the BBC show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's departure, the BBC has confirmed.
Jay Z says Tidal is 'doing just fine'
Critics say Tidal is a flop but Jay Z defends his music streaming service on Twitter, saying it's "here for the long haul".
Furious 8 set for 2017 release
The next chapter in the Fast and Furious franchise will hit cinema screens in 2017, star Vin Diesel confirmed at CinemaCon this week.
VIDEO: Stars turn out for White House dinner
A little bit of Hollywood glamour rubbed shoulders with Barack Obama on Saturday night in Washington - at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
VIDEO: Peru percussionists' world record bid
Thousands of people in Peru have attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cajon ensemble.
VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: Living as a woman
The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said she is transgender and identifies as a woman.
VIDEO: Avengers director: 'There was doubt'
After two years in the making, Avengers sequel Age of Ultron is due to be released on 1 May.
VIDEO: Plasticine art on show at Sotheby's
Henry Hudson has impressed the art establishment with his unique use of Plasticine, and now Sotheby's is exhibiting his new work.
VIDEO: India's tough market for booksellers
One of India's most influential publishers tells the BBC that it's 'very hard' to make money in the Indian book industry.
VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
VIDEO: W1A: Back to poke fun at the Beeb
W1A, the "mockumentary" which satirises the BBC. returns for a second series on Thursday 23 April.
Sheridan Smith: 'We should talk about cancer'
Why Sheridan Smith wants us to talk about cancer
How Shakespeare learned to love women
How Shakespeare's female characters evolved
On set with the Avengers
On set with the cast of the Avengers
'It's not just about performing'
Top women in the arts offer advice to girls
Warchus to be 'invisible' at Old Vic
I'll be almost invisible, says Old Vic's new boss

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