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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:05 GMT 
    At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.


EU-Ukraine summit as shelling worsens 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:06:29 GMT 
    The EU holds talks in Kiev amid concern about the ailing Ukrainian economy, as observers report intense shelling in the country's east.


Indonesia condemned over executions 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:08:55 GMT 
    France and Australia have condemned the death penalty "in all circumstances", as executions for three of their nationals loom in Indonesia.


Chile town covered by volcanic ash 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:18:10 GMT 
    Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down.


Israel 'kills militants' in Golan 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:48:50 GMT 
    An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.


No life-saving surgery 'for billions' 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:33:40 GMT 
    Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.


Akinci wins North Cyprus election 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:58 GMT 
    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 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:39:58 GMT 
    SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.


Back pain link to chimpanzee spine 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:07 GMT 
    People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.


Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:11:17 GMT 
    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.


VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:54:03 GMT 
    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 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:41:04 GMT 
    The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.


VIDEO: Many homeless after Nepal quake 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:31:28 GMT 
    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 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:49:00 GMT 
    Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.


VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:35:13 GMT 
    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.
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