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IS civilian killings 'rise in Falluja'

May 27, 2016 - 12:02pm
The UN warns an increasing number of men are being killed for refusing to fight for so-called Islamic State in the Iraqi city of Falluja.

French navy ship to join EgyptAir search

May 27, 2016 - 10:52am
As a French naval ship is heading for the EgyptAir crash site to help find the flight recorders, confusion reigns over signals detected from the emergency beacon.

Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

May 27, 2016 - 9:38am
France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.

Paypal founder is 'comic book villain'

May 27, 2016 - 8:40am
Gossip site Gawker accuses Paypal founder Peter Thiel of being 'vindictive' and a 'comic book villain' who uses his billions to fund libel suits against the site.

VIDEO: Migrant crisis: 'I saw my friend drowning'

May 27, 2016 - 8:27am
One of the survivors of a Mediterranean migrant capsize caught on film has told the BBC that he thought he was going to die.

Cameroon Cardiopad inventor wins award

May 27, 2016 - 8:25am
A Cameroonian inventor wins a £25,00 ($37,000) innovation prize for creating a monitor that can diagnose heart conditions in remote areas.

Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

May 27, 2016 - 8:17am
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

France boss to sue Cantona over race row

May 27, 2016 - 8:00am
Lawyers for French national manager say he will sue Eric Cantona for suggesting his Euro 2016 squad selection was racially motivated.

23 test positive from London Olympics

May 27, 2016 - 7:53am
Olympic chiefs announce 23 competitors at the London 2012 Games have failed retrospective doping tests.

Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?

May 27, 2016 - 7:43am
Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?

N Korea 'could be linked to bank heists'

May 27, 2016 - 7:25am
A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.

Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade

May 27, 2016 - 7:11am
Barack Obama becomes the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima, saying the memory of the US 1945 nuclear bombing must never fade.

Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US

May 27, 2016 - 6:05am
The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.