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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.

Cameron wants Lloyds shares sell-off

Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.

Police appeal to 'Syria-bound' family

A family of six who have been reported missing may be travelling to a part of Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, police say.

Clarkson describes cancer scare

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.

UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.

Shroud of Turin back on display

The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display after a break of five years.

Murder suspect 'may be in London'

A man police want to question over the deaths of his mother and sister in Merseyside could be in London, detectives say.

Hundreds held over S Africa violence

More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says.

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

Woman hurt in Trafalgar lion fall

A woman is seriously hurt when she falls up to 11ft from one of the bronze lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.

White goods dominate e-waste items

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

Ringo Starr inducted to Hall of Fame

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is joined by Sir Paul McCartney as he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

Russian town trapped in Soviet past

Stalin and storytellers haunt Russian town

King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer

Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent.

Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia

With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged.

Lost lion returned after 'adventure'

A three-year-old boy is reunited with his favourite toy lion, which was photographed having an "adventure" at a stately home after being lost.

Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned

An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.

Who is England's best-ever bowler?

James Anderson is England's top Test wicket-taker - but is he the best ever? Find out who came top in a special BBC Sport study.

Pellegrini fears axe for fifth place

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he could be sacked if his team fail to finish in the top four.

McCoy wife wants him 'in one piece'

AP McCoy's wife says she would "trade every winner" of his career to get the 19-time champion jockey "out in one piece".

Ferrari hard to beat - Hamilton

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he expects Ferrari will be "very hard to beat" in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool.

China cuts bank reserve requirements

China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.

Saudi industrial in profits fall

Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.

SNP reject Tory and Labour attacks

Nicola Sturgeon rejects David Cameron's claim her party would seek to "break up our country" at Westminster - and Labour says the Tories and SNP are "in bed with each other".

Farage warns of referendum 'stitch up'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he believes there will be "a complete stitch-up" on a referendum over Europe if David Cameron wins a majority.

Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS

There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old.

'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed

Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield.

Trainee teachers 'being deterred'

A heads' leader says would-be teachers are being put off by a complexity of routes into the profession.


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