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Embattled Fifa votes on presidency 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 08:52:54 GMT 
    Fifa is set to vote for a new president amid a corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term but challenged by Jordan's Prince Ali.


China executes teacher for abuse 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 05:34:25 GMT 
    China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.


Alloy bounces back 10 million times 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 00:25:23 GMT 
    Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.


Alleged Nazi criminal dies in Canada 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 08:51:28 GMT 
    A suspected Nazi war criminal, Vladimir Katriuk, dies in Canada just weeks after being charged by Russia with war crimes.


North Korean hackers 'could kill' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 23:00:39 GMT 
    Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.


Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 09:29:24 GMT 
    David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.


Myanmar hits back on migrant blame 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 07:02:42 GMT 
    Myanmar refuses to be singled out for blame for the Asia migrant crisis as delegates at a Bangkok conference say the situation was at an alarming level.


Sleep training 'can reduce prejudice' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 01:48:43 GMT 
    Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.


US prophet subway cartoon is blocked 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 05:03:39 GMT 
    Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.


Buhari assumes Nigeria presidency 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 09:53:02 GMT 
    The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, is sworn in as leader of Africa's most populous country.


Heat wave conditions ease in India 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 08:24:41 GMT 
    The massive heat wave sweeping India is starting to ease, with forecasts of rain in some affected states.


Sugar warning over fruit snacks 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT 
    Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.


VIDEO: On the ground with Libyan forces 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 04:44:03 GMT 
    The BBC has been given rare access to the army that is allied to the internationally recognised government in Libya.


VIDEO: 'Fifa can't be dragged through mud' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 09:31:07 GMT 
    Sepp Blatter has given his statement to delegates in a bid to win a fifth term as Fifa president.


VIDEO: Could Nepal learn lessons from India? 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 02:19:49 GMT 
    Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?
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