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Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

53 min 11 sec ago
A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.

Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary

58 min 12 sec ago
Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

Militants attack top Libya hotel

1 hour 2 min ago
Gunmen possibly linked to the Islamic State militant group attack a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials say.

EU weighs more sanctions on Russia

1 hour 12 min ago
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.

Dubai claims Heathrow's traffic crown

1 hour 20 min ago
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.

UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014

1 hour 25 min ago
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Mulumbu to miss Afcon last-eight tie

1 hour 27 min ago
DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu will miss Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Congo.

Leaders in '100 days to go' battle

1 hour 42 min ago
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election.

New York shuts down for blizzard

1 hour 43 min ago
New York City and other areas in the north-east US shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.

Easyjet first half losses to fall

1 hour 58 min ago
Easyjet expects first half losses to shrink, helped by growing capacity and a record number of business passengers.

Murray into Australian Open semis

2 hours 1 min ago
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.

China probes 'salamander banquet'

2 hours 42 min ago
China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.

Argentina to disband intelligence body

2 hours 53 min ago
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.

Petty given credit on Sam Smith song

3 hours 6 min ago
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.

AirAsia recovery operation suspended

3 hours 14 min ago
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.

Facebook suffers widespread fault

3 hours 45 min ago
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.

Aer Lingus 'willing' to agree IAG bid

4 hours 1 min ago
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is "willing" to accept a €1.36bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG if the interests of "relevant parties" are satisfied.

Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt'

4 hours 8 min ago
Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.

Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

4 hours 31 min ago
Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.

US and India can be 'best partners'

4 hours 37 min ago
President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.