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VIDEO: Fire in China care home kills 38 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 05:58:08 GMT 
    A fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.


VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 01:46:20 GMT 
    A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.


VIDEO: Rise and fall of 'Africa's Che Guevara' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 18:37:35 GMT 
    As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.


VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 19:03:25 GMT 
    Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.


VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Weather risk too big' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 23:00:45 GMT 
    The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.


Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations? 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00:18 GMT 
    Narendra Modi's first year in power has been a mixed bag of hits and misses amid concerns over rising social tensions, writes Soutik Biswas.


Is the UK still a Christian country? 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 01:06:30 GMT 
    With number of people calling themselves Christian in the UK in decline, is religion in crisis?


The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 11:22:50 GMT 
    In Somalia, a "disengagement" programme has been set up for surrendering al-Shabab members. Andrew Harding took a look.


Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 08:44:46 GMT 
    In what will be its greatest challenge yet, the zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse will soon try to fly non-stop from China to Hawaii - a journey of more than 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean.


Nash's ground-breaking ideas 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:27:31 GMT 
    John Nash, the US mathematician who has died aged 86, made an enduring contribution to his field, writes maths lecturer John Moriarty.


Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews? 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 23:19:52 GMT 
    Protests over the beating of an Ethiopian Israeli soldier have thrown the spotlight on the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel, writes Prof Yossi Mekelberg.


Atwood book goes in 'Future Library' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 04:28:36 GMT 
    Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.


Cunard liners mark anniversary 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 13:25:26 GMT 
    Three famous ocean liners sail together in Liverpool for the first time to mark Cunard's 175th anniversary.


Ryanair reports big rise in profits 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 06:45:38 GMT 
    Irish airline Ryanair reports a 66% rise in net profit as falling oil prices and rising passenger numbers give the company a boost.


Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 01:40:29 GMT 
    Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.
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