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Fifa to decide on Blatter presidency

The 209 members of Fifa are set to vote for their new president amid a huge corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term.

Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks

David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.

North Korean hackers 'could kill'

Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.

Sugar warning over fruit snacks

Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.

BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high-profile companies, is promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".

Alloy bounces back 10 million times

Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.

Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city'

An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.

Bangkok talks on Asia migrant crisis

A regional conference is under way in the Thai capital Bangkok to discuss solutions to the South East Asia migrant crisis.

Sleep training 'can reduce prejudice'

Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.

Jail terms under 'legal highs' law

A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.

Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.

Nepal's treasures: Before and after

Images of the destruction wreaked on Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks by Saturday's deadly earthquake.

Reaction to Fifa crisis continues

The fall-out from the corruption crisis engulfing Fifa carries on, David Cameron meets European leaders, and a rail strike looms.

Bangladeshi boat migrants doomed from the start

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt discovers some migrants are so desperate to leave Bangladesh that they knowingly board ships destined for prison camps.

Bahrain: Between rebellion and reform

Bahrain seemed to be on the brink of revolution in 2011 - but has that spark now been extinguished, asks Frank Gardner.

EU reform: What's in it for the others?

How open is the rest of Europe to David Cameron's EU reform plans and can he win their support? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines the diplomatic battle.

Strike changes: what do they mean?

The new Conservative government is set to detail 'significant changes' to the way unions can call a strike in the Queen's Speech. The BBC's John Moylan looks at what the changes mean.

Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali

The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.

Murray tested but into third round

Andy Murray beats Portugal's Joao Sousa in four sets to secure his place in the French Open third round.

‘I just smash anything that moves'

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger is relishing the chance to get his teeth into Bath, as Chris Jones discovers ahead of Saturday’s Premiership final.

Rangers 1-3 Motherwell

Motherwell hold a two-goal advantage in the Scottish Premiership play-offs after they beat Rangers at Ibrox.

McIlroy posts nightmare opening 80

Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.

Imax to list China unit in Hong Kong

Imax, the Canadian maker of widescreen cinema theatres, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its China unit in Hong Kong.

Rail workers to strike twice in June

Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.

Cameron backs Blatter quit calls

David Cameron supports calls for Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president, Downing Street says.

MEPs in new EU-US trade controversy

MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.

Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'

The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.

Pocket optician 'good as eye charts'

A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests.

Oxford University first female head

Oxford University is set to have a female head for the first time in its history, with the nomination of Louise Richardson as vice chancellor.


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