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Humanitarian experts from the UK will begin to assess the damage caused by an earthquake in Nepal after travelling to the country overnight.
Rescue efforts in Nepal intensify after more than 1,800 people were killed in the country's worst earthquake in more than 80 years.
Kazakhstan is holding an early presidential election, with the state of the economy posing a major challenge to the incumbent, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
More than 51,000 runners are preparing to take part in the London Marathon.
The Castro encounter which led to death threats
Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.
David Cameron says wages, welfare, housing and childcare will be at the heart of the Conservatives' programme for government in its first 100 days if it wins an outright victory.
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
The director of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit vault tells the BBC he has not been contacted by police investigating the heist.
Kazakhstan votes in elections likely to extend the 26-year rule of President Nursultan Nazarbayev for another five years.
Why don't Americans mark Civil War like British do WW2?
Only months after its launch, the new Russian-sponsored Eurasian Economic Union is not going as planned in Kazakhstan. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov finds out why.
One island's bid to track the shy sea creatures
The Indonesian village of Lamalera is among the few remaining communities that hunt whales using traditional harpoons.
Retracing the London safe deposit thieves' footsteps
A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
As fighting raged in the Yemeni port of Aden this last week, the BBC's Orla Guerin made a brief visit from nearby Djibouti - in a cargo boat.
An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club begins a controversial ride to Berlin, despite Polish warnings that it will not allow them across the border.
Ceremonies have taken place at Gallipoli in Turkey to commemorate those who died in the campaign.
Reports in Syria say that rebels linked to al-Qaeda are almost completely in control of the last big government-held city in the northern province of Idlib.