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BBC man describes Everest horror

BBC News - 58 min 50 sec ago
Here's how the BBC's Thomas Martienssen recorded his experiences of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal from Mount Everest.
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Thomas Cook blamed for gas deaths

BBC News - 1 hour 3 min ago
The father of two children who died on holiday in Corfu "firmly believes" they would be alive had travel operator Thomas Cook inspected a faulty boiler.
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Burundi hit by fresh protests

BBC News - 1 hour 8 min ago
Burundi is hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term spreads beyond the capital.
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Entertainer Keith Harris dies

BBC News - 1 hour 8 min ago
Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, his agent says.
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EU set to back crash alert for cars

BBC News - 1 hour 13 min ago
A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, is expected to get the go-ahead from Euro MPs.
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BP profit hit by oil price fall

BBC News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Oil giant BP has reported a sharp fall in profit for the three months to the end of March as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.
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Indonesia prisoners in final goodbye

BBC News - 1 hour 21 min ago
A group of prisoners due to be executed for drugs offences in Indonesia have spent what are believed to be their final moments with their families.
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Microsoft faces US phone import ban

BBC News - 1 hour 21 min ago
Microsoft faces phone import ban after it loses first round of long-running patent battle in the US.
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Murder accused appears in court

BBC News - 1 hour 31 min ago
The man accused of murdering a woman whose body was found dismembered in a Pontypridd flat appears at crown court via video link.
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UK economic growth slows to 0.3%

BBC News - 1 hour 31 min ago
The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago.
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Quake-hit Nepal 'on war footing'

BBC News - 1 hour 32 min ago
Nepal is on a "war footing" as it struggles to meet the overwhelming need following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.
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Deadly landslide in north-east Brazil

BBC News - 1 hour 33 min ago
The city of Salvador in north-eastern Brazil is hit by deadly landslides, leaving 14 people dead and hillside homes swept away.
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Miliband visits Brand 'for interview'

BBC News - 1 hour 37 min ago
Labour says leader Ed Miliband was interviewed by Russell Brand - after he was spotted visiting the comedian and political campaigner's home.
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Labour to pledge immigration action

BBC News - 1 hour 51 min ago
A Labour government will set out the action it intends to take on immigration within 100 days of assuming office, Ed Miliband to say.
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Gay marriage remark 'misinterpreted'

BBC News - 1 hour 57 min ago
A general election candidate says he is is sorry if a remark he made about gay marriage was misinterpreted.
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Woman goes to police over wolf whistles

BBC News - 1 hour 59 min ago
Poppy Smart, from Worcester, heckled on her walk to work every day and thinks more women should complain about it.
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Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'

BBC News - 2 hours 1 min ago
The Conservatives will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Video shows moment quake hit Tibet

BBC News - 2 hours 4 min ago
Footage of the moment a massive earthquake struck Nepal and the Himalayas has emerged - filmed by a survivor in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
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Toksvig steps down from News Quiz

BBC News - 2 hours 7 min ago
Comedian Sandi Toksvig is to leave BBC Radio 4's comedy show The News Quiz after nine years and 28 series.
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Collapsed player needs 'miracle'

BBC News - 2 hours 22 min ago
Belgian defender Gregory Mertens needs a "miracle" after collapsing on the pitch with a heart-related illness.
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