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Mandela opera axed after three shows

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:38
An opera based on the life of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa, is cancelled after three performances due to a lack of funds.

Iran reports first cases of Mers

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:37
Iranian officials say they have confirmed their country's first two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Oxfam fraud boss jailed for scam

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:32
A former head of Oxfam's counter-fraud unit is jailed for defrauding the charity out of nearly £65,000.

UK mortgage approvals fall again

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:25
The number of mortgages being approved by High Street banks fell in April for the third month running, according to the British Bankers' Association.

Rolling Stones resume tour in Oslo

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:16
The Rolling Stones return to the stage in Norway for their first show since Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott died in March.

Blair: UKIP 'unpleasant and nasty'

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:07
UKIP has "no solutions to the problems to the 21st Century", former prime minister Tony Blair says.

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:04
The Malaysian government releases the raw data used to determine that missing flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.

Women's cricket planning T20 league

Tue, 2014-05-27 02:04
The top women cricketers in the world could earn £23,500 for 12 days' work in a proposed new Twenty20 league.

France urges reform of 'remote' EU

Tue, 2014-05-27 01:51
France's president will tell Europe's leaders to focus on boosting the economy, as they prepare to discuss the fallout from the European polls.

VIDEO: BBC Sport's World Cup Rewind

Tue, 2014-05-27 01:39
To get you in the mood for this summer's football extravaganza in Brazil, we are going to take you back in time to relive some classic encounters.

Mining giants sign $20bn Guinea deal

Tue, 2014-05-27 01:37
Rio Tinto, Chinalco and the International Finance Corporation sign a $20bn deal to develop Guinea's iron ore deposits.

Work starts on installing A9 cameras

Tue, 2014-05-27 01:34
Work is under way on installing the equipment needed for a system of average cameras on a stretch of the A9 between Inverness and Perth.

Frozen becomes fifth-biggest film

Tue, 2014-05-27 01:14
Disney's Oscar-winning animation Frozen becomes the fifth highest-grossing film in box office history, overtaking Iron Man 3.

Google Glass - a fascinating failure?

Tue, 2014-05-27 01:08
Rory Cellan-Jones delivers his verdict on Google Glass

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup celebrations

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:43
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best World Cup goal celebrations in history.

VIDEO: Five of the worst World Cup misses

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:43
BBC Sport looks back at five of the worst ever misses in World Cup history.

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup headers

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best headed goals in World Cup history.

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup screamers

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best long-range screamers ever scored at the World Cup.

Pope to meet sex abuse victims

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:41
Pope Francis announces that he will meet a group of sex abuse victims after saying the scandal was "as bad as performing a satanic mass."

Back in the saddle

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:36
Blind horse rider Verity Smith sets sights on Rio 2016
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