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Three dead in Mexican gun battle

BBC - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:35am
A gun battle leaves three dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.

CPS 'errors' over Lord Janner claims

BBC - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:19am
The former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald QC, expresses "great regret" that he was not told of historical child abuse allegations against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

Search for campaign 'game-changer'

BBC - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:12am
Saturday's newspapers wonder whether a turning point in the election campaign "deadlock" could emerge in the run-up to polling day, while there's coverage of James Anderson's wicket record.

Ukraine rebel leader asserts claims

BBC - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:10am
A senior rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says the Minsk peace deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.

Can big data reveal electorate's mood?

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 9:28pm
Can big data reveal the mood of the electorate?

Scots parties on campaign trail

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:58pm
The Scottish Liberal Democrats will unveil their strategy on mental health services for young people as the election campaign continues.

Prison criticised over teenage death

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:50pm
A coroner criticises a young offenders' institution for failing to identify the risk to an 18-year-old remand prisoner who hanged himself.

Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:08pm
President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough.

High cost for Bangladesh war closure

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:37pm
The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation.

Where on Earth is Umm al Qaiwain?

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:29pm
The United Arab Emirates you've probably never heard of

'I am his eyes and he is my arms'

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:27pm
How a blind man and a double amputee became each other’s arms and legs

How the dog pics you like could change who you vote for

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:25pm
How dog pics influence political messaging

The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:24pm
The photographers staying loyal to traditional film cameras

The strange afterlife of Einstein's brain

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:22pm
The strange afterlife of Einstein's brain

Rap mogul 'hit-and-run' video shown

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:13pm
A US court releases footage of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pick-up truck, as part of a murder case against him.

Trainee teachers 'being deterred'

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:05pm
A heads' leader says would-be teachers are being put off by a complexity of routes into the profession.

'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:01pm
Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield.

Univision cancels Sabado Gigante

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:55pm
Television variety show Sabado Gigante, much loved among Hispanics in the US, is to end after 53 years, network Univision announces.

Top Iraqi militant leader 'killed'

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:39pm
Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say.

VIDEO: Week three of election campaigning

BBC - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:37pm
BBC News rounds up the third week of election campaigning.