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Yemen's road to democracy uncertain

September 22, 2014 - 4:53pm
Yemen's road to democracy far from clear

Row over Galapagos tortoise's body

September 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.

Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner

September 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.

Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner

September 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.

Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner

September 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.

Scientists debate sea-ice trends

September 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.

Whistleblower gets biggest US payout

September 22, 2014 - 3:55pm
The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.

US student killed by black bear

September 22, 2014 - 3:49pm
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.

UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

September 22, 2014 - 3:12pm
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.

Fifa report may prompt charges - MP

September 22, 2014 - 3:01pm
A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.

New clues in 'police killer' hunt

September 22, 2014 - 2:49pm
Police searching for a man accused of killing a police officer say the have found new evidence which could lead them to his hiding place.

Phones 4U to shed almost 1,700 jobs

September 22, 2014 - 2:38pm
Almost 1,700 jobs to go at the failed mobile phone retailer, Phones 4U after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 stores will close.

Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown

September 22, 2014 - 2:11pm
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

Labour vow to boost NHS spending

September 22, 2014 - 1:46pm
Labour would boost NHS spending via a so-called "mansion tax" on the most expensive homes, the BBC understands.

Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

September 22, 2014 - 1:41pm
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.

Calm follows Yemeni peace deal

September 22, 2014 - 1:38pm
The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is reported to be calm one day after the government signed a deal with Shia Houthi rebels to end days of fighting.

Missing Afghans found at US border

September 22, 2014 - 1:31pm
Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports

Lion King 'most successful show'

September 22, 2014 - 1:14pm
Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.

Air France pilots reject offer

September 22, 2014 - 1:05pm
Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.

Mata 'could not have imagined' defeat

September 22, 2014 - 12:57pm
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says he could not have imagined the Reds would lose 5-3 at Leicester.