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AirAsia crash 'not due to terrorism'

January 19, 2015 - 7:38am
The crash of AirAsia QZ8501 three weeks ago was not likely due to terrorism, say Indonesian investigators analysing the cockpit voice recorder.

Corrie drops actress over age claims

January 19, 2015 - 7:36am
Coronation Street have dropped an actress who duped producers about her real age to win a part as a 14-year-old.

Cameroon punished for taking on Boko Haram

January 19, 2015 - 6:51am
Boko Haram's threat to region grows after Cameroon kidnappings

Tear gas at Kenya playground protest

January 19, 2015 - 6:41am
Kenyan police fire tear gas at pupils of a Nairobi government school protesting about the sale of their playground to a private developer.

Saint Laurent fashion to go on show

January 19, 2015 - 6:34am
The first major UK exhibition on the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent is to be staged at the Bowes Museum in County Durham later this year.

Polio guard shot dead in Karachi

January 19, 2015 - 6:33am
Gunmen shoot dead a policeman escorting a polio vaccination team in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

Life on the road - Kvitova's diary

January 19, 2015 - 6:25am
Petra Kvitova talks about life on the road with Team Petra in the Wimbledon champion's first BBC Sport column.

VIDEO: Top Argentine prosecutor found dead

January 19, 2015 - 6:11am
An Argentine federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of a cover-up has been found dead at his home in Buenos Aires.

Saudis 'can cope' with low oil price

January 19, 2015 - 6:09am
Saudi Arabia can cope with low oil prices for "at least eight years", Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister's former senior adviser has told the BBC.

New Haitian government announced

January 19, 2015 - 6:07am
Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the formation of a new government which is to be sworn in on Monday.

British trio ready for first round

January 19, 2015 - 5:51am
Three Britons will be involved on day two of the Australian Open as they attempt to join Andy Murray in round two.

Indian cartoonist Laxman in hospital

January 19, 2015 - 5:39am
Legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman, 94, is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering multiple-organ failure, doctors say.

VIDEO: 'Nut rage' trial begins in South Korea

January 19, 2015 - 5:31am
The former Korean Airlines executive, Cho Hyun-ah, has appeared in court in Seoul accused of violating aviation safety laws and endangering passengers.

Monday's gossip column

January 19, 2015 - 5:09am
Liverpool pull out of Origi deal, Tony Pulis bids for Callum McManaman, De Gea and £40m for Bale, plus more.

Hepworth photos revealed in exhibit

January 19, 2015 - 5:00am
A new exhibition celebrating the work of acclaimed sculpture Dame Barbara Hepworth will feature a series of photographs rediscovered in her archive.

Korean Air 'nut rage' trial opens

January 19, 2015 - 4:41am
The trial begins of a South Korean airline executive who flew into a tantrum when macadamia nuts were served to her in a bag and not on a plate.

China stocks sink on lending curbs

January 19, 2015 - 4:26am
The main Chinese share index sees its biggest fall for more than six years after authorities crack down on certain types of share dealing.

The Iraqi TV show where 'bombers' meet their victims

January 19, 2015 - 4:02am
Iraqi TV show puts 'bombers' and victims face-to-face

VIDEO: Drone footage shows destroyed airport

January 19, 2015 - 3:14am
Drone footage shows the war-torn remains of Donetsk airport, as Ukrainian officials say their forces have retaken the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk

Pope leaves Asia after record crowds

January 19, 2015 - 2:53am
Crowds again line the motorcade route to bid farewell to Pope Francis after a five-day visit to the Philippines.