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West criticises Syria election plan

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:51pm
The Syrian government's plan to hold a presidential election on 3 June is a "parody of democracy" that could torpedo peace efforts, Western powers warn.

Blurred Lines tops all-time chart

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:59pm
Robin Thicke's controversial hit single Blurred Lines is named the UK's most-downloaded song of all time.

VIDEO: Near miss at train safety briefing

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:54pm
US senator Richard Blumenthal has had a close call with a train during a news conference on rail safety.

Faith groups back PM on religion row

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:12pm
Religious groups back Prime Minister David Cameron's assertion that Britain is "a Christian country".

Racing broadcaster Wilson dies aged 73

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45pm
Former BBC racing presenter and commentator Julian Wilson dies aged 73 following a long illness.

'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:11pm
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.

Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:07pm
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.

VIDEO: Truck 'deliberately driven into house'

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:07pm
Police in Derby are investigating after a lorry was driven deliberately into a house in the city causing extensive damage.

UK scares sports piracy site offline

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:51am
One of the biggest sports file-sharing sites closes down after a UK police force warns its operators that they could face jail.

Murder inquiry after bodies found

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:51am
Police arrest a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder after two bodies are found in a house in Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

Teachers vote for strike in June

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:29am
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.

VIDEO: Mourners attend Peaches' funeral

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:07am
The funeral has taken place of the TV presenter and writer Peaches Geldof, who died suddenly, two weeks ago, at the age 25.

VIDEO: Captain hails ferry safety in film

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:43am
A promotional video from 2010 has emerged in which the captain of the South Korean ferry which sank last week says he believes ferries are the safest form of transport.

VIDEO: Interest in Alibaba's US share debut

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:57am
The success in Weibo has investors excited about the US stock debut of Alibaba, which is China's largest internet company.

Day in pictures: 21 April 2014

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:45am
News photos from past 24 hours: 21 April

Three killed in Yemen drone strike

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:57am
Three more suspected al-Qaeda militants die in a drone strike in southern Yemen, reports say, bringing the total killed in three days to more than 40.

Flood defence assessment completed

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:25am
For the first time in its history, the Environment Agency assesses the state of all flood defences in England following 'unprecedented' winter storms.

Victoria Coren makes poker history

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:59am
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.

PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:10am
David Cameron risks causing "alienation" in society by saying Britain is a "Christian country", a group of public figures has warned.

Pub attack death suspect charged

BBC - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:09am
A man is charged with manslaughter following the death of a man in hospital after disorder outside a pub.