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First day-night Test planned for 2015

June 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Australia and New Zealand announce plans to stage the first day-night Test match with a pink ball in 2015.

Costa Ricans celebrate historic win

June 30, 2014 - 4:29am
Tens of thousands in Costa Rica celebrate the national team's dramatic qualification for the quarter-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil.

More Ukraine talks amid clashes

June 30, 2014 - 4:26am
Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.

EU steps in to help Bulgarian banks

June 30, 2014 - 3:53am
The European Commission approves a request from Bulgaria to provide funding for its banks following a suspected plot to undermine the banking system.

Disney star 'leaves' Aaliyah biopic

June 30, 2014 - 3:44am
Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman is "no longer" in the biopic film about R&B star Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in 2001.

North Korea to put US men on trial

June 30, 2014 - 3:18am
North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".

Unite funding pledge for Labour

June 30, 2014 - 3:18am
The general secretary of Unite says it wants to make sure Labour has enough money to mount a strong election campaign against the Conservatives.

Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

June 30, 2014 - 3:07am
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.

HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

June 30, 2014 - 2:15am
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.

Flexible working rights extended

June 30, 2014 - 2:12am
Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.

Australia bishop charged with abuse

June 30, 2014 - 2:01am
One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church in Australia has stepped aside after being charged with child sex abuse, the Church says.

India launches five satellites

June 30, 2014 - 1:40am
India puts into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth.

Ed Sheeran album fastest-selling

June 30, 2014 - 1:24am
The singer's album is the fastest-selling record of the year as it goes in at the top of the Official Album Chart.

VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

June 30, 2014 - 12:51am
The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.

India collapse toll rises to 17

June 29, 2014 - 11:48pm
At least 17 people are now known to have died when building collapsed in southern Indian city of Chennai, media reports say.

Facebook attacked for emotion study

June 29, 2014 - 10:31pm
Facebook is criticised after it emerges it conducted a psychology experiment to test emotional reactions of nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge.

Pakistan 'charity' head condemns US

June 29, 2014 - 10:12pm
Hafiz Saeed, the head of a self-declared charity in Pakistan accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, dismisses new US sanctions.

Triumphant Kasabian close Glastonbury

June 29, 2014 - 9:33pm
Kasabian close the 2014 Glastonbury Festival with a powerful, bombastic set that draws tens of thousands to the Pyramid Stage.

VIDEO: Sister ship of S Korea ferry probed

June 29, 2014 - 9:18pm
The trial of the captain and crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank claiming more than 300 lives is taking a one-week break.

VIDEO: Anti-gay adverts target pink rally

June 29, 2014 - 8:21pm
In Singapore, religious groups have urged followers to protest against the annual Pink Dot gay rights rally which took place over the weekend.