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S Sudan foes agree to end conflict

46 min 36 sec ago
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar sign a deal, committing to end the conflict that has devastated the country.

VIDEO: Into Kobane: 'Destruction is everywhere'

1 hour 44 min ago
A BBC team including correspondent Quentin Sommerville and cameraman Tim Facey have become the first western TV crew to return to Kobane - and they sent this report.

Japan hostage killing: Critical test for PM Abe

2 hours 18 min ago
Japan PM Abe under pressure after hostage killing by IS

VIDEO: How important is the Super Bowl?

2 hours 30 min ago
Why is the American sports game so big?

Kidnapped Libya Opec official found

2 hours 34 min ago
One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.

Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria

2 hours 40 min ago
New Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony scores twice to take Ivory Coast into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Tunisia rage at penalty 'injustice'

4 hours 11 min ago
Tunisia coach Georges Leekens says the penalty against them in their Afcon quarter-final loss to Equatorial Guinea was an "injustice".

Obama plans tax on overseas profits

4 hours 15 min ago
US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.

Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt

4 hours 21 min ago
Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus.

Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'

4 hours 48 min ago
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, after talks in France on the debt issue.

Ghana 3-0 Guinea

6 hours 16 min ago
Ghana ease into their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by comfortably beating Guinea in Malabo.

Man scattering ashes swept into sea

7 hours 10 min ago
A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall.

Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack

7 hours 35 min ago
The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

VIDEO: Building collapses in Texas demolition

7 hours 43 min ago
A 15-storey building has been demolished in Dallas, Texas to make way for the building of a new shopping centre.

Vettel sets testing pace in Jerez

7 hours 56 min ago
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace on the first day of testing as Mercedes impress but McLaren-Honda struggle.

Greece minister in key France talks

8 hours 5 min ago
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is holding talks in France, as Greece begins its drive in Europe to renegotiate the country's huge debt.

Whitney daughter's condition unknown

8 hours 38 min ago
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.

Whitney daughter's condition unknown

8 hours 38 min ago
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.

Arsenal 5-0 Aston Villa

8 hours 46 min ago
Arsenal move up to fifth in the Premier League courtesy of an emphatic victory over struggling Aston Villa.

Arsenal 5-0 Aston Villa

8 hours 46 min ago
Arsenal move up to fifth in the Premier League courtesy of an emphatic victory over struggling Aston Villa.