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US discovers more anthrax shipments 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 01:03:58 GMT 
    The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.


Sarkozy renames French opposition 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 01:47:58 GMT 
    France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.


Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 03:01:38 GMT 
    Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.


Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:46:26 GMT 
    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.


US gunman deemed 'legally sane' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:22:30 GMT 
    A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.


Corrie stars hail 'loveable' Kirkbride 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 15:15:18 GMT 
    Stars pay tribute to "loveable and funny" Anne Kirkbride - during a memorial service for the Coronation Street actress at Manchester Cathedral.


No £100 fine for late tax returns 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 09:05:25 GMT 
    People who have filed late tax returns are to be let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed.


Cook breaks England Test run record 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 15:54:41 GMT 
    Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.


Boy in court over knife murders 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 15:44:49 GMT 
    A 16-year-old boy appears in court charged with the murders of a man and woman in Colchester.


In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 11:06:41 GMT 
    Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival


Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 01:06:11 GMT 
    Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna


In pictures: Inside an Indian high court 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 01:22:22 GMT 
    Rare access - an Indian high court at work


Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 02:03:23 GMT 
    Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets


Your pictures: Looking in 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 08:19:24 GMT 
    Readers' images on the theme of looking in


Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:37:39 GMT 
    From around the world - 16-22 May
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