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'Deal to end' Nigeria fuel crisis 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 15:39:06 GMT 
    Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.

Australian koalas could be culled 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 02:34:15 GMT 
    The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".

Boy guilty of Austrian terror plot 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:13:41 GMT 
    A 14-year-old boy is convicted of terrorism offences in Austria, including a bomb plot potentially targeting a railway station in Vienna.

Suriname poll: Governing party leads 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 10:30:23 GMT 
    The party of incumbent Surinamese President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead in parliamentary elections, preliminary results suggest.

Clashes rage in south Yemen cities 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 14:30:30 GMT 
    Fierce clashes are reported in southern Yemen, as officials say UN-sponsored peace talks planned for later this week have been postponed.

Fatal floods hit southern US states 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 03:10:23 GMT 
    Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.

Sturgeon attacks UK spending cuts 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:03:24 GMT 
    In her first major economic speech since the general election Nicola Sturgeon condemns the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.

Murders suspect post-mortem tests due 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 10:21:54 GMT 
    Police are expecting to find out later how a triple-murder suspect, whose body was found in woodland, died.

Family man dies at Dignitas clinic 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:29:32 GMT 
    A father-of-three who had developed a tumour dies at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, the BBC confirms.

Ex-MP Bruce: Politicians tell lies 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 10:52:35 GMT 
    It is not unusual for politicians to tell "brazen lies", a senior Lib Dem says as he defends the actions of ex-Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael.

Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 01:06:11 GMT 
    Celebrations at the 60th anniversary show in Vienna

Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 02:03:23 GMT 
    Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets

Your pictures: Looking in 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 08:19:24 GMT 
    Readers' images on the theme of looking in

Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:37:39 GMT 
    From around the world - 16-22 May

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:18 GMT 
    Alison Baskerville's photos of women in Somaliland
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