Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.

New Russia drills after Ukraine raid

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east.

US medics killed in Kabul attack

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

Buddha tattoo woman offered holiday

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo says she has been given a free holiday as "an apology".

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

FBI probe teacher 'abused boys in UK'

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

A convicted paedophile abused children at a private school in London where he taught, its chair of governors confirms.

Warhol works found on Amiga disks

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.

Set of human glass eyes auctioned

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

A set of 74 antique prosthetic human glass eyes is auctioned in Lichfield.

Cornish granted UK minority status

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.

Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.

Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.

VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided

Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land.

VIDEO: Can Obama perfect the Japanese bow?

Posted on Wednesday April 23, 2014

President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.

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Posted on Thursday April 24, 2014

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