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VIDEO: Gaza: Caught in a wasteland

February 25, 2015 - 11:57am
BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet visits Shejaiya, a neighbourhood of Gaza City which remains in ruins 6 months after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

South African budget raises taxes

February 25, 2015 - 11:36am
South Africa's budget raises taxes and cuts spending as the government tries to restore growth to an economy hit by power shortages, strikes and high unemployment

Nervy Ireland beat UAE in World Cup

February 25, 2015 - 10:53am
Kevin O'Brien and Gary Wilson hit fifties as Ireland recover from a nervy start to beat UAE by two wickets at the Gabba.

King calls musical 'wonderful gift'

February 25, 2015 - 10:53am
US singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.

VIDEO: Fifa: 'No apology, no compensation'

February 25, 2015 - 10:52am
World football's governing body, FIFA, says it won't pay compensation to European clubs unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.

Postponement of Afcon 2023 'agreed'

February 25, 2015 - 10:34am
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.

Force India car to debut on Friday

February 25, 2015 - 10:28am
Force India will have three days to test their new Formula 1 car before the start of the season, the team confirms.

Manchester first NHS devolved region

February 25, 2015 - 10:10am
Greater Manchester is to become the first English region to get full control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

February 25, 2015 - 10:02am
As South Sudan opens schools, children are abducted

Alonso out of hospital - misses test

February 25, 2015 - 10:02am
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso leaves hospital after his Barcelona crash but will miss the next testing session.

Manor name Stevens as first driver

February 25, 2015 - 9:49am
The former Marussia team, now known as Manor, name Englishman Will Stevens as their first race driver for the new season.

Apple hit by huge iTunes patent bill

February 25, 2015 - 9:13am
Apple is ordered to pay $533m to a company that does not make products of its own but sues others for payments, in a dispute over iTunes.

EU plans to merge energy markets

February 25, 2015 - 9:09am
The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.

Egypt league to resume without fans

February 25, 2015 - 8:52am
Egypt's Premier League will resume after its suspension next month with fans banned from attending matches following violent clashes.

VIDEO: Replica US ship targeted in Iran drills

February 25, 2015 - 8:48am
Iranian military fires at replica US aircraft carrier during exercises in the Strait of Hormuz.

French appeal to kidnappers in Yemen

February 25, 2015 - 8:45am
The French foreign minister urges the release of a Frenchwoman kidnapped along with her interpreter in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

RBS suspends two more employees

February 25, 2015 - 8:37am
Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.

First DR Congo strikes on Hutu rebels

February 25, 2015 - 8:14am
The Democratic Republic of Congo launches its first strikes as part of a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels.

Bangladesh warrant for former leader

February 25, 2015 - 8:09am
A Bangladeshi court issues an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia, amid a political stand-off in the country.

Court hears Polanski extradition case

February 25, 2015 - 8:07am
Filmmaker Roman Polanski appears in a Polish court in connection with a request to extradite him to the US for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl.