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'Priceless' coins found off Israel

February 18, 2015 - 4:52am
Scuba divers inadvertently discover the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Tsunami aid cited in execution row

February 18, 2015 - 4:42am
PM Tony Abbott says Indonesia owes it to Australia not to execute two of its citizens, citing the aid sent after the 2004 tsunami.

Afghan civilian deaths rise sharply

February 18, 2015 - 4:38am
The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan increased by over 22% last year, latest UN figures say.

Morgan mystified by loss of form

February 18, 2015 - 3:34am
England captain Eoin Morgan says he "doesn't understand" his run of poor form that includes four ducks in five innings.

US warns Russia on Ukraine violence

February 18, 2015 - 3:18am
The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk truce deal, while some Ukrainian troops are reportedly withdrawing from the strategic town of Debaltseve.

Rooney sorry for 'dive' - PNE keeper

February 18, 2015 - 3:09am
Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann says Manchester United's Wayne Rooney apologised for his controversial penalty.

Rolls-Royce announces SUV plan

February 18, 2015 - 2:43am
Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce says it is to add a sports utility vehicle (SUV), or "high-bodied car", to its line-up of models.

VIDEO: Are looted antiquities funding IS?

February 18, 2015 - 2:04am
A BBC investigation has gathered evidence of how looted antiquities are being smuggled from Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State militants.

Nikkei hits fresh eight-year high

February 18, 2015 - 1:58am
Japanese shares hit a fresh eight-year high in thin trade due to the Lunar New Year holidays, which closed some of the region's major markets.

VIDEO: Frozen falls as US snow continues

February 18, 2015 - 1:28am
As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.

Alabama apology for police 'assault'

February 18, 2015 - 12:21am
The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.

Nestle shakes up US chocolate recipe

February 17, 2015 - 11:31pm
Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.

VIDEO: Why red lingerie is big in Asia

February 17, 2015 - 11:06pm
Red lingerie sales are booming in Asia thanks to the Lunar New Year.

US pays Philippines over reef damage

February 17, 2015 - 10:20pm
The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.

US hosts anti-extremism conference

February 17, 2015 - 10:01pm
The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.

Danish agents were warned on gunman

February 17, 2015 - 8:48pm
Denmark's intelligence agency says it was warned that Copenhagen gunman Omar El-Hussein was at risk of radicalisation before he killed two people.

What the stars see on the red carpet

February 17, 2015 - 8:19pm
Take a trip down the Oscars' red carpet

Everest climbing route to be changed

February 17, 2015 - 8:12pm
The route used by mountaineers to scale Mount Everest is to be changed for 2015, following last year's avalanche that killed 16.

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

February 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Is the Nato military alliance broken?

February 17, 2015 - 7:59pm
What the Ukraine conflict has revealed about Nato