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Death toll in Nepal quake over 1,000 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:32:32 GMT 
    The death toll from Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years has risen above 1,000, as foreign governments offer aid.


VW chairman resigns in power struggle 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:22:03 GMT 
    Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.


Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes' 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:44 GMT 
    Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.


Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:59:01 GMT 
    An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club begins a controversial ride to Berlin, despite Polish warnings that it will not allow them across the border.


Indonesia issues execution orders 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:43:10 GMT 
    At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent execution.


Baltimore anger over 'racist police' 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:15:35 GMT 
    Protesters gather in Baltimore to condemn police violence a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died after sustaining injuries in police custody.


Syria Islamists take northern town 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:44 GMT 
    Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.


Arrest over Japan radioactive drone 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:25:47 GMT 
    A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.


Burundi president seeks third term 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:11:45 GMT 
    Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.


Emotional McCoy ends superb career 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:04:05 GMT 
    Twenty-time champion jockey AP McCoy says he has been 'so lucky all my life' as his career comes to an end at Sandown.


VIDEO: Moment Nepal earthquake struck 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:52:30 GMT 
    More than 1,000 people are believed to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings.


VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:01:07 GMT 
    A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.


VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:51:37 GMT 
    A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.


VIDEO: Services mark Gallipoli 100 years on 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:16:43 GMT 
    Services are taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.


VIDEO: Australia and NZ remember Anzac dead 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:52:20 GMT 
    Ceremonies have taken place at Gallipoli in Turkey to commemorate those who died in the campaign.
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