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Embattled Fifa votes on presidency 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 07:20:12 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 07:28:46 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.


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.


Syria Islamists 'seize Idlib city' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 20:43:55 GMT 
    An Islamist rebel coalition has seized one of the last cities in western Idlib province held by the Syrian government, activists say.


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.


Most-wanted Nazi 'unfit for trial' 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 19:05:58 GMT 
    Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.


Ecuador seizes illegal shark fins 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 00:27:58 GMT 
    Police in Ecuador have seized around 200,000 shark fins which were to be illegally exported to Asia.


VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 04:29:39 GMT 
    History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.


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: 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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