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UK stars reign over US album chart

July 3, 2014 - 6:07am
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.

Al-Shabab assassinates Somali MP

July 3, 2014 - 6:01am
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab kills a prominent MP and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Mogadishu.

Shakira scores World Cup hat-trick

July 3, 2014 - 5:41am
Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at her third consecutive World Cup closing ceremony, it is announced.

FGM failure is a 'national scandal'

July 3, 2014 - 5:32am
The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "national scandal" with as many as 170,000 victims in the UK, MPs say.

Indians tweet 'Who is Maria Sharapova?'

July 3, 2014 - 5:26am
How Sharapova managed to stun a billion Indians

VIDEO: Politician sobs and wails at briefing

July 3, 2014 - 4:44am
A Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura who wailed and sobbed when quizzed by journalists about expenses has yet to prove that he spent public funds legitimately.

India stock exchange resumes trading

July 3, 2014 - 3:54am
India's main stock market, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), resumes trading after being disrupted due to a network outage.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius trial continues

July 3, 2014 - 3:12am
Coverage of murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumes in South Africa

Man shot dead and two others injured

July 3, 2014 - 3:02am
A man is shot and killed and two others are injured during disorder in Birmingham.

India women 'misusing' dowry law

July 3, 2014 - 2:45am
India's Supreme Court says that women are increasingly misusing the tough anti-dowry law to harass their husbands and in-laws.

NHS plan 'a recipe for disaster'

July 3, 2014 - 2:42am
Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.

'I need to improve my game and work hard'

July 3, 2014 - 2:31am
Andy Murray reflects on the defeat by Grigor Dimitrov that ended his bid to successfully defend his Wimbledon title.

British Library to show Declaration

July 3, 2014 - 2:17am
Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.

VIDEO: The Maasai who insist on cutting their girls

July 3, 2014 - 2:01am
The BBC's Anne Soy in Kenya travels to a Maasai meeting where different generations of women meet to discuss their conflicting views on female genital mutilation (FGM).

Palestinians prepare for teen funeral

July 2, 2014 - 11:56pm
The funeral of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, abducted and murdered in Israel, is set to take place amid fears of further violence.

Japan 'to ease N Korea sanctions'

July 2, 2014 - 11:19pm
Japan is to ease some sanctions on North Korea amid ongoing talks on Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, PM Shinzo Abe announces.

Japan 'to ease N Korea sanctions'

July 2, 2014 - 11:19pm
Japan is to ease some sanctions on North Korea amid ongoing talks on Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, PM Shinzo Abe announces.

Family-abuse children 'unprotected'

July 2, 2014 - 9:57pm
"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner says.

Family-abuse children 'unprotected'

July 2, 2014 - 9:57pm
"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner says.

US woman 'tried to support Isis'

July 2, 2014 - 9:52pm
A Denver woman was arrested for allegedly trying to provide support to Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis), it has emerged.