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Monday's newspapers focus on the efforts to rescue trapped survivors of the Nepal earthquake. And there is news of a Labour plan to cut stamp duty for first-time property buyers.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 11:28 pm
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is on course for a crushing election victory, with exit polls showing him with 97.5% of the vote.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 11:19 pm
Wasps announce plans for a £35m bond and say they are on course to become the richest rugby club in the world.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 10:50 pm
Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 10:49 pm
Alan Shearer explains why Eden Hazard is a worthy winner of the PFA Player of the Year award and says other accolades await the Belgian.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 10:22 pm
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wins the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 10:21 pm
Italy's custom and border force patrol the Mediterranean Sea to save people who are attempting to cross from North Africa into Europe in unsafe conditions.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 10:14 pm
SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 9:39 pm
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 9:05 pm
France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 8:51 pm
Tent cities spring up in the Nepalese capital after Saturday's earthquake, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 8:27 pm
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team are not boring but suggests Arsenal are after failing to win the title since 2003-04.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:32 pm
Rent increases would be capped at inflation under Labour plans to stop tenants being "ripped off", Ed Miliband says.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:14 pm
American rapper Wiz Khalifa's See You Again, which features on the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack, sets a new streaming record as it leads the singles chart for a second week.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 6:03 pm
Police confirm they are investigating after an incident during an election canvas in County Down was reported to them.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:53 pm
London Marathon latecomer gets her own private start to the race.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:51 pm
A man is charged with the murder of Tracey Woodford, whose body was found dismembered in a flat in Pontypridd.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:43 pm
Having a strong economy "matters more than anything", David Cameron says as he insists there is "no lack of drive" in the Conservative campaign.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:35 pm
A County Antrim men trekking in Nepal describes the devastation caused by the country's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:30 pm
Ronnie O'Sullivan needs one frame to beat Matthew Stevens and move into the World Championship last eight.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:30 pm
Bayern Munich claim a third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:27 pm
More than 38,000 people take part in the London Marathon, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:48 pm
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:41 pm
A number of Scots are known to be caught up in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit the Everest region on Saturday.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:30 pm
Nick Clegg says he wants to remain Liberal Democrat leader "in all circumstances" after the election.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:19 pm
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:14 pm
The body of Irish student Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month, is brought home to County Cork.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:09 pm
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 4:09 pm
A man aiming to be the oldest Welsh person to reach the summit of Mount Everest is caught up in the Nepal earthquake.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 3:55 pm
At least two people die in violent protests in Burundi after the president announces he will seek a third term.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 3:23 pm
Nicola Sturgeon says Ed Miliband "will have to change his tune" on 8 May after saying Labour would not do a deal with the SNP.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 3:00 pm
A UK couple on their honeymoon, who are among Britons caught up in the Nepal quake, tell of seeing an "avalanche coming straight" for them on Everest.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:37 pm
South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:24 pm
Many of the dozens of historic temples and other landmarks in Nepal's Kathmandu valley have been reduced to rubble by the earthquake that shook large areas of the country.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:24 pm
The costumes and colour from the 35th London marathon
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:13 pm
David Beckham and family are seen cheering their son, Romeo, who ran the mini Marathon in London.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:09 pm
Paula Radcliffe says running the London Marathon competitively for a final time was an "amazing" experience.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 1:21 pm
Profit warnings from UK-listed companies rose in the first three months of the year despite the improved economic outlook, a report says.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:55 pm
Wales has three billionaires, with Cardiff-born investor Sir Michael Moritz the wealthiest, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:54 pm
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says she will use the election to push for a "rebalancing of power and wealth" across the UK.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:45 pm
A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:37 pm
Women's world record holder Paula Radcliffe runs her final London Marathon in two hours 36 minutes and 55 seconds.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:10 pm
Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 11:59 am
Residents in the foothills of the Calbuco volcano in Chile survey the damage caused by its eruption.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 11:14 am
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, and Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, go head-to-head on The Andrew Marr Show.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 10:16 am
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne - one of his favourite novels - for TV.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 9:31 am
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 8:41 am
The owner of Warner Music has been named Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, according to The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:46 am
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:12 am
President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:08 am
Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:47 am
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:28 am
The people who pimp, race and crash mobility scooters
Posted: April 26, 2015, 1:22 am
Why good-looking runners attract more donations
Posted: April 26, 2015, 1:20 am
Only months after its launch, the new Russian-sponsored Eurasian Economic Union is not going as planned in Kazakhstan. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov finds out why.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:20 am
Lindsay Lohan's fail and others in 60 seconds
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:13 am
The men who hunt huge prey with rowing boats and spears
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:06 am
'What I learned retracing the Hatton Garden thieves' footsteps'
Posted: April 25, 2015, 11:59 pm
As fighting raged in the Yemeni port of Aden this last week, the BBC's Orla Guerin made a brief visit from nearby Djibouti - in a cargo boat.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 10:59 pm
No fairytale win but retiring AP McCoy given hero's goodbye
Posted: April 25, 2015, 10:18 pm
An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club begins a controversial ride to Berlin, despite Polish warnings that it will not allow them across the border.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 9:59 pm
James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 8:57 pm
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he would not join any coalition government after the election that was "held hostage" by UKIP or the SNP.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 4:31 pm
Labour and the SNP clash on the issue of a second independence referendum as general election campaigning continues in Scotland.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 4:25 pm
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 2:31 pm
More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 2:15 pm
Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy".
Posted: April 25, 2015, 11:03 am
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 10:36 am
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 10:17 pm
The taste of shipwrecked champagne, and other news nuggets.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 4:46 pm
The week's big numbers, visualised.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 4:20 pm
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 3:56 pm
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April
Posted: April 24, 2015, 2:49 pm
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 2:24 pm
The best of the week's reads
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:43 pm
After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:34 pm
Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations in England.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:28 pm
Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 11:38 am
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images
Posted: April 24, 2015, 7:00 am
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 11:35 pm
Images from the campaign trail: 23 April
Posted: April 23, 2015, 3:27 pm
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile
Posted: April 23, 2015, 9:07 am
Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 2:12 am
To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures
Posted: April 22, 2015, 12:57 pm
Finding a final resting places in a crowded city
Posted: April 21, 2015, 8:51 pm
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
Posted: March 25, 2015, 8:08 pm