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Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach final

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:36
Stan Wawrinka ends home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's French Open run with a 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 semi-final victory.

VIDEO: Here's the solution to that 'impossible' maths problem

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:21
Here's the solution to that fiendishly difficult maths question

Mugabe stepson fined for manslaughter

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:19
The eldest son of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is convicted of manslaughter and fined $800 (£520) for knocking down a man in his car.

VIDEO: Alton Towers boss 'shocked' at crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:18
The chief executive of Merlin Entertainments which manages Alton Towers confirms the group has temporarily closed three other rides following Tuesday's rollercoaster crash.

Irish PM calls for Fifa cash answers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:15
The Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has called on the Football Association of Ireland to explain a payment it received from Fifa to prevent a legal battle over the country's 2009 World Cup play-off defeat.

Life for woman who smothered friend

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:13
A woman is jailed for life for smothering an elderly man at a care home in North Yorkshire.

All Black Jerry's Barnstaple turnout

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:07
When Newton Abbot seconds faced Barnstaple in 2007, imagine their shock when an All Black was staring their way.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
What's Taylor Swift's trick for outwitting the paparazzi?

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
The week's big numbers, visualised

VIDEO: Greece parliament meets on debt crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:57
Greece's prime minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a session of the Greek parliament on the country's debt negotiations with the EU and IMF.

Lost And Found: Missing Rembrandt, Dürer Prints Turn Up At Boston Library

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:55

Worth a combined $630,000, they were found misfiled after an exhaustive, eight-week search of the stacks. But not before an FBI probe was launched and the library's president resigned.

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Life sentence for child abuser, 75

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:51
A 75-year-old Pembrokeshire man who abused three children over a 15-year period is jailed for life.

Met chief 'accepts force is racist'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:42
Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says there is "some justification" to claims that the force is institutionally racist.

Migrants turn to eastern Med route

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:31
More migrants so far this year have travelled to Europe via Greece and Turkey rather than from Libya, the EU's border management agency says.

Who are the Med's migrants?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:27
A man’s desperate story of desert deaths and gangs

Jury discharged in 'one punch' case

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:17
A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a County Tyrone man accused of killing 19-year-old Jason McGovern of Tydavnet, County Monaghan.

Iraq's Tariq Aziz 'dies in prison'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:13
Tariq Aziz, Iraq's foreign minister under Saddam Hussein, has died in an Iraqi prison, officials say.

Michelle Obama to make London return

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:09
US First Lady Michelle Obama is to visit London to highlight her efforts to boost girls' education across the world.

Colombia searches for kidnapped girl

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:08
Colombian officials launch a widescale search for the 11-year-old daughter of a high-profile security official, who was kidnapped outside her school.