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VIDEO: Mass stabbing at Canada college party

Tue, 2014-04-15 22:23
Five college student have been killed in a late night knife attack at a house party in Canada.

Five dead in Calgary party stabbing

Tue, 2014-04-15 22:03
The son of a long-serving policeman is arrested in connection with the stabbing death of five people at a house party in Calgary, police in the Canadian city say.

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

Tue, 2014-04-15 21:59
Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

US casino: Poker pro Ivey cheated

Tue, 2014-04-15 21:44
An Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino sues professional poker player Phil Ivey, accusing him of winning $10m (£6m) by cheating at baccarat.

VIDEO: Biden: 'We own the finish line'

Tue, 2014-04-15 21:20
Boston has marked the first anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the character and strength of the survivors and the city's residents.

Few stewards trained for World Cup

Tue, 2014-04-15 21:05
Brazil has so far trained only 20% of the private security guards needed inside the 12 stadiums for coming football World Cup, BBC Brasil has learned.

VIDEO: Kim Il Sung anniversary divides Koreas

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:46
Celebrations are held in North Korea to mark the 102nd anniversary of the birth of the country's founding leader Kim il Sung, while protests are held in South Korea to condemn the north's nuclear ambitions.

Coca-cola's fizzy sales go flat

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:19
The amount of fizzy drinks Coca-Cola sells worldwide falls for the first time in 15 years, but still drinks sales are up by 8%.

VIDEO: Third gender recognised in India

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:11
India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. Yogita Limaye reports.

Hair salon visited over N Korea ad

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:21
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.

VIDEO: Russian Lada 'chases Ukraine tank'

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:07
Footage posted online purports to show pro-Russian activists in a Lada confronting a Ukrainian tank.

VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 22 - in 60 secs

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:03
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has seen a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had intended to give him before he shot her dead.

Iraq shuts notorious Abu Ghraib jail

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:58
Iraq's government closes the notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of what it says are security concerns.

UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:39
The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".

'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:25
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.

Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:19
Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.

Bells mark Hillsborough anniversary

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:50
Church and civic bells ring 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as memorial services take place in Liverpool and Sheffield.

Deep sea challenge for MH370 search

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:19
Mini-sub struggles in search for missing plane

Pistorius trial sees Valentine card

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:05
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sees a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was going to give the athlete before he shot her dead.

Coulson 'unaware' of Milly phone hack

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:02
Andy Coulson tells the hacking trial he was not aware Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked by anyone at the News of the World.

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