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Day in pictures: 16 May 2014

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:56
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 May

Messi agrees new Barcelona contract

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:55
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi agrees a new contract at the Nou Camp.

Why India's Modi faces daunting task

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:48
Why India's Narendra Modi faces daunting task

Iraq inquiry delay 'very serious'

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:30
Delays to the publication of the Iraq official inquiry have become "very serious", the head of an influential Commons committee warns.

VIDEO: SA platinum mine deadlock continues

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:26
Milton Nkosi reports on the continuing dispute between Amcu and platinum mining firms in Rustenburg, South Africa.

India stocks rise on elections

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:23
Indian stocks rise, at one point hitting a new record, after early vote counts show opposition leader Narendra Modi leading the election polls.

Adobe apologises for global failure

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:21
Adobe has apologised for a system failure that knocked its Creative Cloud service offline for users around the world.

Local closures 'hurting towns'

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:19
Nearly 100 Scottish towns and cities are facing or have been hit with the closure of a local service, a report claims.

Missing boy found 'safe and well'

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:11
A nine-year-old boy who went missing from a north London playground on Thursday night is found "safe and well".

VIDEO: The story of the 1990 World Cup

Fri, 2014-05-16 03:08
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1990 World Cup.

Police search for missing boy aged 9

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:52
Police are searching for a nine-year-old boy who was last seen in a playground in Tottenham.

VIDEO: The story of the 1982 World Cup

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:50
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1982 World Cup.

VIDEO: The story of the 1978 World Cup

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:39
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1978 World Cup.

Woman's home targeted in hate crime

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:36
A house in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, is targeted overnight in what is believed to have been a racist attack.

VIDEO: The story of the 1974 World Cup

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:35
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1974 World Cup.

Rose confident for US Open defence

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:31
British golfer Justin Rose says he is pleased with his form as he prepares to defend his US Open title at Pinehurst.

Algorithm given seat on board

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:29
A venture capital firm has appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors, allowing it to vote.

Bosnia and Serbia hit by floods

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:20
Emergency teams are in action in Bosnia and Serbia after the worst floods in more than a century deluged towns and killed at least three people..

Review after scoutmaster sex attacks

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:11
The Scout Association will fully review the case of former scoutmaster who was jailed for 12 years for 26 sex offences against boys in the 1960s and 1970s.

VIDEO: The story of the 1950 & '54 World Cups

Fri, 2014-05-16 02:09
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the post-war World Cups of 1950 and 1954.
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