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Many feared dead in Libya sinkings 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:57:37 GMT 
    Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan city of Zuwara.


Victim's father urges US gun reform 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:58:36 GMT 
    The father of Alison Parker, one of two journalists killed live on air, appeals to US President Barack Obama to push through tougher gun laws.


Facebook hits billion users in a day 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:47:46 GMT 
    Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.


Obama: New Orleans 'moving forward' 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:00:21 GMT 
    US president Barack Obama is set to visit New Orleans, saying the city is "moving forward" 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


Austria police examine lorry bodies 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:09:25 GMT 
    Police in Austria work through the night to establish how many people died in a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border.


UK jihadist 'killed in drone strike' 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:06:13 GMT 
    A British man described as a "top cyber jihadist" has been killed in a military drone strike in Syria, US officials say.


US blacklists Colombia 'Farc members' 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:49:26 GMT 
    The US imposes sanctions on four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group based in Switzerland, accusing them of drug trafficking.


Poles warned off 'gold train' hunt 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:41:50 GMT 
    Polish authorities warn treasure hunters to stop looking for a rumoured Nazi "gold train" as it could be mined or carrying "dangerous materials".


Saudi Arabia sees Mers deaths surge 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:38:50 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia announces four more deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), bringing the number of deaths in the past week to 17.


Greece names first woman as interim PM 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:47:02 GMT 
    Greece's top Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou is named caretaker prime minister - the country's first woman leader - ahead of early elections.


Young goths 'at risk of depression' 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:53:47 GMT 
    Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.


Arsenal face Bayern in group stage 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:03:10 GMT 
    The draw for the group stage of the European Champions League - the richest tournament in world football - is made.


VIDEO: The refugees who have fled Syria 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:24:09 GMT 
    The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.


VIDEO: 'Mr President, you need to do this' 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:43:03 GMT 
    The father of slain journalist Alison Parker tells the BBC about the need for gun control in the US to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's shooting.


VIDEO: Katrina 'became a man-made disaster' 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:21:20 GMT 
    In a speech in new Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, US President Barack Obama describes the storm as a natural disaster that "became a man-made disaster".
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