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Business should speak up for EU - CBI

May 20, 2015 - 4:25am
Businesses should "speak out early" in favour of remaining in a reformed European Union, the president of the Confederation of British Industry says.

White House given racist name on Google

May 20, 2015 - 4:21am
Searching a racist word and "house" on Google takes you to the home of the US President, Barack Obama.

Nigel Farage: UKIP is 100% united

May 20, 2015 - 4:20am
Nigel Farage says UKIP is "100% united" ahead of its EU referendum battle after two senior figures leave their roles in the party.

Charles to visit scene of IRA attack

May 20, 2015 - 3:46am
Prince Charles is expected to meet the mother of a boy murdered in the IRA attack that killed Lord Mountbatten, on the second day of his Ireland visit.

Iraq calls for volunteers against IS

May 20, 2015 - 3:24am
Iraq's government calls for volunteers to fight against IS and help retake the city of Ramadi, as US officials discuss the setback.

Nine dead in Indian train crash

May 20, 2015 - 2:26am
At least nine people die and 18 others are injured when a tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people is hit by a train in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.

Canada detains 'IS-bound' youths

May 20, 2015 - 1:11am
Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.

VIDEO: Paris stained-glass windows restored

May 20, 2015 - 12:32am
The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.

Japan grows faster than expected

May 20, 2015 - 12:31am
Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy is recovering from last year's recession.

Mass migrant rescue as states meet

May 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
Hundreds of migrants are rescued by locals off Indonesia, as ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia meet to discuss the crisis.

VIDEO: Millions of cars recalled in US

May 19, 2015 - 10:09pm
Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.

North Korea cancels UN chief's visit

May 19, 2015 - 10:04pm
North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.

Japan's stocks boosted by strong GDP

May 19, 2015 - 9:57pm
In Japan stocks were up nearly 0.8% in early trade after the country posted better-than-expected economic growth for the three months to March.

Row over Argentina paedophile case

May 19, 2015 - 8:14pm
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.

Hungarian wins international Booker

May 19, 2015 - 8:08pm
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.

VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

May 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.

'Too many dying without dignity'

May 19, 2015 - 7:55pm
Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.

Why some people are blaming war for... women on bikes

May 19, 2015 - 7:49pm
Why are some people so upset about women on bicycles?

Latvia stays silent over its KGB past

May 19, 2015 - 7:34pm
Latvians refuse to lift lid on KGB past

VIDEO: 'Swarm robots' ready for rescue

May 19, 2015 - 7:30pm
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been exploring ways of making robots working together.