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Fifa re-elects Blatter president
Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.
Merkel: I'll work with UK on EU change
Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.
Transplant man meets donor's sister
A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.
US removes Cuba from terror list
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.
Gunmen kill 19 in Pakistan bus raids
Gunmen in Pakistan's Balochistan province kill at least 19 passengers after taking over two Karachi-bound buses, officials say.
Turkish paper probed on arms claims
Turkish prosecutors launch an investigation after a newspaper releases footage it says proves the security services sent arms to Syrian rebels.
More migrants rescued as Asean meets
Myanmar intercepts a boat of 700 migrants off its southern coast, as countries agree to try to tackle the crisis at a regional meeting in Bangkok.
IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'
Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.
Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque
At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.
Spain to host US rapid reaction force
Spain has agreed to host a US rapid reaction military force to deal with crises in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Germany 'hits global birth rate low'
A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.
Fish fossils found by 'creationist'
A man from Calgary reported to be a committed creationist finds five fish fossils dating back 60 million years whilst digging a basement.
Paris to cut love locks from bridges
Paris is to remove padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by couples, after part of the Pont des Arts collapsed last year.
Swiss cheese hole origins solved
Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
US ex-speaker charged over payments
Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert faces charges of lying to the FBI over secret payments to cover up "prior misconduct".
US spelling bee champs tie for win
The two co-champions of Thursday night's annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are sharing a trophy, marking the second year in a row the contest ended in a tie.
Brazil's economy shrinks by 0.2%
Brazil's economy shrinks 0.2% in the first quarter of the year as droughts hold back growth.
Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries
Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.
Buhari promises change for Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's president in front of cheering crowds, promising to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and corruption.
Hundreds of migrants rescued in Med
EU naval vessels rescue more than 700 migrants off Sicily, as Africans continue to attempt the perilous crossing from Libya.
India's economy surges by 7.5%
India's economy grows 7.5% in the three months to March, above expectations and outpacing China's economic expansion.
Sherpa warnings after Nepal quake
Everest Sherpas say they are witnessing potentially dangerous changes in the landscape after Nepal's 7.8-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks.
Greek bank deposits at decade low
Greek bank deposits fall to their lowest level in more than 10 years as concerns persist over the country's debt burden and possible euro exit.
Court order silences Irish media
Ireland's richest man has obtained a high court injunction to prevent the country's media from reporting on details of his personal finances that were discussed in parliament.
Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'
An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.
'Ten killed' by Baghdad car bombs
At least 10 people die in twin bomb attacks outside central Baghdad hotels, say Iraqi police
'Blatter will have suffered a shock'
FA chairman Greg Dyke does not expect Sepp Blatter to remain as Fifa president after winning a fifth term in charge.
Jewish sect female drive ban condemned
A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says.
US economy shrank in first quarter
US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.
Corfu mother angry at shares payment
The mother of two children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday in Corfu criticises holiday firm Thomas Cook's former chief executive.
German business warns UK over EU vote
A UK exit from the European Union would be "disastrous" for Britain and Germany warns the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
England prosper despite Ronchi rally
Late wickets drag England back into contention after a thrilling New Zealand fightback in the second Test at Headingley.
Federer and Sharapova into last 16
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova reach the French Open fourth round, Britwatch, Murray latest, plus quotes of the day.
McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open
Rory McIlroy is unable to undo the damage of his opening 80 as a 71 leads to his third straight Irish Open missed cut.
Neverland ranch goes up for sale
Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch has gone up for sale for $100m, according to reports.
Jack Vettriano 'unable to paint'
Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.
Moroder working on disco stage musical
Musician and composer Giorgio Moroder is working on a new disco-themed stage musical, he tells the BBC.
VIDEO: Inside Malaysia's migrant jungle camps
Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway went to migrant camps on Malaysia's border, where traffickers abused and killed Rohingya Muslims.
VIDEO: Warner: 'I have never taken a bribe'
A former Fifa vice-president, Jack Warner, who is one of those accused of accepting bribes in a corruption scandal, has told the BBC that he has never taken a bribe.
VIDEO: On the ground with Libyan forces
The BBC has been given rare access to the army that is allied to the internationally recognised government in Libya.
VIDEO: Balloons take tech war to North Korea
BBC Click's Dave Lee meets the activists sending anti-North Korean material into the country by balloon
VIDEO: Soweto fashion takes to the catwalk
Self taught designer Collen Monnakgotla speaks to the BBC about his fashion show.
VIDEO: Volcano bursts into life in Japan
Dramatic footage has emerged of a volcano erupting on the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu.
VIDEO: Lighting the sun 10 billion times
Scottish scientists are working at Diamond, the UK's synchrotron light source, with light that is 10 billion times brighter than the sun.
VIDEO: Face transplant man meets donor's sister
A woman whose brother was killed in a car accident has met the man who was given his face, in a pioneering transplant operation.
Pressure grows for gay marriage in Germany
Irish vote inspires German gay marriage cause
'Brazen cover-up' of Zuma's home upgrade
How South Africa's leader avoided his home upgrade bill
How good are Kim Jong-un's hackers?
How good are Kim Jong-un's elite hackers?
Fifa vote: Why Africa backs Blatter
Why Fifa's Sepp Blatter has so much support in Africa
Are more people on the move?
Are more people on the move than ever before?
Handing over the reins of power in Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari prepares to take on Nigerian presidency