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Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.

HK set for election reform proposal

Hong Kong's government is set to reveal a political reform proposal for choosing the next leader including, for the first time, a public vote.

US DEA head Leonhart to step down

US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down after allegations that agents attended sex parties in Colombia funded by drug cartels.

UK arrest over US 'flash crash'

A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities allege he contributed to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.

Poland to buy US Patriot missiles

Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Powerful storms continue in NSW

Australian emergency services rescue nearly 100 people from floodwaters in New South Wales as powerful storms continue to hit the state.

US probe into police custody death

The US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the death of a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore.

NY buses must show 'killing Jews' ad

A judge rules that New York City's buses must display a controversial advert that refers to Muslims killing Jews.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

Med migrant boat 'hit rescue ship'

The captain of a migrant boat that sank in the Mediterranean killing more than 800 crashed it against a rescue vessel, Italian prosecutors allege.

SA army to tackle foreigner attacks

South Africa's army is being deployed to volatile areas to prevent attacks on foreigners as an emergency has developed, the defence minister says.

Flawless diamond sells for $22.1m

A flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1m (£14.8m) at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Enraged US man shoots his computer

A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.

Nine held in bourbon whiskey swoop

Nine people in Kentucky are charged with stealing large quantities of bourbon whiskey worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

'Success kid' raises cash for dad

Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his fame to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.

Tribeca festival begins in New York

New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.

New York Governor Cuomo visits Cuba

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits Cuba, the first US state governor to travel to the Communist-run island since a thaw in relations began last year.

Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'

Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.

Kenya suspends police over Garissa

Seven policemen are suspended over failures to act on intelligence about a possible attack on Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.

Ethiopia mourns victims of IS killings

Ethiopia starts three days of national mourning following the killing by Islamic State of more than 20 migrant workers in Libya.

Japan train sets new speed record

A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.

Exports help Japan to trade surplus

Japan records its first trade surplus in three years due to the effects of the weaker yen and lower oil prices.

Russian economy shrinks 2% in slump

Russia's economy shrank by 2% in the first quarter of this year under the pressure of sanctions and a weak oil price, Russian PM Medvedev says.

Norway jails five over wolf hunting

Five men are sentenced to prison in Norway for organising an illegal wolf hunt, in the country's first prosecution in such a case.

Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.

Conflicting reports on IS head fate

There are conflicting reports about the fate of Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with some officials saying he was badly injured in an air strike.

Clegg in public servants' pay pledge

Millions of public sector workers would be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announces.

Shapps denies Wikipedia claims

Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps denies claims he changed Wikipedia entries about himself and other politicians.

Yahoo earnings miss expectations

Internet search giant Yahoo reports worse-than-expected profits for the first three months of this year, adding to investor concern.

Miners drag on Australian stocks

Australia's share market is being dragged lower by BHP Billiton and other miners because of concerns over falling commodity prices.


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