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Ted Cruz pulls out of Republican race
Wed, 04 May 2016 01:06:44 GMT

Ted Cruz gives up his campaign for the US Republican presidential nomination, clearing the way for Donald Trump to claim his party's crown.

Police dig at child rapists' former home
Wed, 04 May 2016 01:09:16 GMT

The garden at the former home of a jailed paedophile couple, who knew serial killers Fred and Rose West, is being dug up by police based on a tip-off.

Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation
Wed, 04 May 2016 00:21:10 GMT

A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from the city of Fort McMurray in the Canadian province of Alberta, officials say.

Assad strategy 'won't end Syria war'
Tue, 03 May 2016 21:45:39 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syria's President Assad that seeking military gains will not end the civil war.

Final push for votes ahead of polls
Wed, 04 May 2016 00:37:41 GMT

Party leaders will make a final appeal for votes ahead of Thursday's devolved elections in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and English local polls.

Rich will rule for 20 years - Ranieri
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:48:24 GMT

Leicester City's title win will be hard to repeat because the rich teams almost always succeed, says manager Claudio Ranieri.

Toddler murdered by legal guardian
Tue, 03 May 2016 18:17:33 GMT

A woman who was legal guardian to a toddler who suffered more than 150 injuries including brain and spinal trauma, is convicted of her murder.

'Hundreds more' troops could go to Iraq
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:10:17 GMT

Britain could send hundreds more troops to Iraq in training roles to boost the fight against so-called Islamic State, a defence source tells the BBC.

German pair 'tortured women to death'
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:34:10 GMT

A couple in north-western Germany used dating adverts to lure two women to their home then tortured them to death, police say.

End delay and expand Heathrow, say MPs
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:16:58 GMT

The government must stop putting off the "difficult" decision to expand Heathrow Airport rather than Gatwick, a Commons committee says.

Javid orders probe into BHS collapse
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:07:50 GMT

Business Secretary Sajid Javid orders the Insolvency Service to investigate the collapse of BHS, as the former owner of the UK department store Sir Philip Green agrees to appear before MPs.

Children were in back of stolen car
Tue, 03 May 2016 21:40:07 GMT

A car with two children in the back is stolen and driven away in an incident in Surrey.

VIDEO: How the world viewed Leicester's win
Tue, 03 May 2016 15:30:47 GMT

From Egypt to Malaysia, the world reacts to Leicester's premier league title win.

VIDEO: Frankenstein's monster rises again
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:41:56 GMT

Frankenstein is a new full-length ballet inspired by Mary Shelley's Gothic novel.

VIDEO: New Zealand police in 'running man' video
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:43:49 GMT

A video from the police in New Zealand shows the officers in a new light.

VIDEO: Boom! Trudeau joins Invictus rivalry
Tue, 03 May 2016 07:47:46 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the latest world leader to publicise the Invictus Games with a Twitter video in which he shows how his country "brings it".

VIDEO: Olympic flame arrives in Brazil
Tue, 03 May 2016 15:14:10 GMT

The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.

Labour in the headlines, and Vardy's double
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:14:04 GMT

The continuing row over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, Google being given NHS patient data, and more Leicester City celebrations feature across Wednesday's front pages.

Has Craig Wright proved he is Satoshi?
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:11:12 GMT

Craig Wright may have claimed to be the man behind Bitcoin, but does his evidence prove it?

Guide to May 2016 elections in UK
Tue, 03 May 2016 07:25:35 GMT

Everything you need to know about the elections in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English regions and London on 5 May.

Star Wars fan plans to storm mountain
Tue, 03 May 2016 08:28:50 GMT

A Star Wars fan who walked to the tops of Snowdon and Ben Nevis while dressed as a stormtrooper plans to tackle England's tallest mountain.

Tolkien-annotated Middle-earth map sold
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:38:12 GMT

Oxford's Bodleian Libraries publishes pictures of a Middle-earth map, from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, annotated by JRR Tolkien himself.

Bayern Munich 2-1 Atletico Madrid (agg 2-2)
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:35:17 GMT

Atletico Madrid reach their second Champions League final in three years by edging past Bayern Munich in a pulsating semi-final.

What next for Leicester City?
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:23 GMT

After the most unlikely of Premier League triumphs, BBC Sport looks at what next season might hold for the Foxes.

Murray advances at Madrid Open
Tue, 03 May 2016 20:56:57 GMT

Britain's Andy Murray beats Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-1 to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

'Leicester made mugs of all of us'
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:43:56 GMT

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore says Leicester's title triumph "made mugs of all of us" and is a "fantastic feeling".

Broadband ads mislead and must change
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:48:49 GMT

The Advertising Standards Authority rules that broadband ads need to be clearer, following evidence the public don't understand current ones.

Fiat and Google in driverless cars deal
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:47:34 GMT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces a deal with Google to double the size of the tech giant's fleet of self-driving cars.

NI leaders take part in BBC debate
Tue, 03 May 2016 21:19:00 GMT

The leaders of Northern Ireland's five main parties go head-to-head in a debate before Thursday's Northern Ireland Assembly election.

Corbyn predicts no council seat losses
Tue, 03 May 2016 10:07:39 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn predicts Labour will not lose any seats in Thursday's English council elections and dismisses reports of a possible challenge to his leadership.

Fat Labradors give clues to obesity
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:02:13 GMT

Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.

Rich and poor lifespan gap 'widening'
Tue, 03 May 2016 01:44:03 GMT

The gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s, research suggests.

Parents in primary school test protest
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:28:39 GMT

Numbers of parents have kept their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England.

Exam papers replaced after 'leak'
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:39:51 GMT

Exam papers for this year's Higher English tests have had to be replaced at short notice amid concerns some questions were leaked.

App to store old family photos launched
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:46:44 GMT

Two British entrepreneurs launch an app to store old photographs that are gathering dust around the country.

Will building sites be run by robots?
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:42:22 GMT

Drones, autonomous bulldozers and 3D printing - how tech is transforming the building site.

UK-led satellite to 'weigh' forests
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:18:47 GMT

British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh all the world's trees.

Tim Peake: 'Science can solve problems'
Tue, 03 May 2016 18:00:28 GMT

British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.

Rock legends to play US 'mega-festival'
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:44:40 GMT

A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.

Eurovision to be shown on US TV
Tue, 03 May 2016 08:47:43 GMT

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on US TV for the first time this month, organisers announce.

When storytellers get personal... very personal
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:33:47 GMT

Storytelling events are growing in popularity with people sharing their most intimate experiences on stage. But how intimate is too intimate?

The pioneering women of the BBC's early years
Mon, 02 May 2016 00:06:31 GMT

The BBC aims to get more women into positions of authority by 2020, but what was the corporation like in the 1920s?

Five young people describe their dream internet
Wed, 04 May 2016 00:04:22 GMT

Young people around the world offer their thoughts on what the internet should be.

The lake that people used to flock to
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:43:36 GMT

The place that was known as the Blackpool of the Potteries

'I don't want to grow a beard'
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:38:38 GMT

'I don't want to grow a beard'

'A priceless leg-up' - Bank of Mum and Dad
Tue, 03 May 2016 18:45:57 GMT

Downsizing, savings – how Bank of Mum and Dad funds offspring

When you can't get back on the bike
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:35:51 GMT

How do you get back on your bike after a crash?

Bottling water in drought-hit California
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:13:31 GMT

Bottling water for profit in drought-hit California

How did 'oversight' get two opposite meanings?
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:14:37 GMT

How did "oversight" get two opposite meanings?

Gregory Porter on Britain's love of soul
Tue, 03 May 2016 01:58:58 GMT

Californian singer Gregory Porter on his love affair with UK

Five ways to get more people to vote
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:37:15 GMT

Five ways to persuade voters back to the polls

Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:45:27 GMT

'Freedom' chants inspire songs in India

23 players, £57m squad, one title
Tue, 03 May 2016 01:03:46 GMT

How Leicester City defied the odds

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