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UK goes to polls in general election 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 22:56:03 GMT 
    Millions of people are set to cast their votes in the UK general election with council seats across England also up for grabs.


Netanyahu in Israel coalition deal 
  Thu, 07 May 2015 03:14:08 GMT 
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu agrees an 11th-hour deal to form a new coalition government, seven weeks after winning the general election.


Canada votes to expand spy powers 
  Thu, 07 May 2015 01:01:09 GMT 
    Canada's lawmakers back a new Anti-Terror Act, dramatically expanding the powers of the country's spy agency.


'Last of US-German Moon team' dies 
  Thu, 07 May 2015 01:12:32 GMT 
    Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.


Yemen asks UN to back ground force 
  Thu, 07 May 2015 03:14:48 GMT 
    Yemen urges the UN to authorise the use of foreign ground forces to drive back Houthi rebels, as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden.


Spacecraft 'to fall back on Friday' 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 21:05:57 GMT 
    A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say.


Spanish domestic football suspended 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 20:02:12 GMT 
    The Spanish football federation suspends all end-of-season games amid disputes with the government, including over TV rights.


'Rogue police force' uncovered in US 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 21:49:28 GMT 
    Three members of the so-called Masonic Fraternal Police Department are charged with impersonating law enforcement officers in California.


Chile president asks cabinet to quit 
  Thu, 07 May 2015 02:47:29 GMT 
    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she has asked all her ministers to resign and she will choose a new cabinet in the next 72 hours.


US Aids fight urged by Elton John 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 22:39:14 GMT 
    Sir Elton John tells a US Senate panel Aids could be eradicated in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight.


Denmark's security chief resigns 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 21:33:08 GMT 
    Danish spy agency head Jens Madsen resigns, hours before the release of a report into February's fatal shootings in Copenhagen by an Islamist.


Phone 'scans' blood for parasites 
  Thu, 07 May 2015 02:20:42 GMT 
    A smartphone has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples, a study shows.


VIDEO: Pizza order rescues US hostage 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 18:24:29 GMT 
    A woman in Central Florida used an online pizza order to send a distress signal while being held hostage by her knife-wielding boyfriend.


VIDEO: US-Cuba ferry services to begin 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 18:58:42 GMT 
    Authorities in the US approve passenger ferry services between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years.


VIDEO: Reaction to Salman Khan sentence 
  Wed, 06 May 2015 19:09:58 GMT 
    The BBC gets reaction from people in Mumbai to the sentencing of Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in prison.
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