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VIDEO: 'Briton abandoned Everest peak to save me'
A British ex-serviceman abandoned his Mount Everest climb some 500m from the summit to save a fellow mountaineer.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 23:42

Fossils show Hobbits shrank 'rapidly'
Researchers discover fossils that suggest the famous Hobbit species shrank on the Indonesian island of Flores within the space of 300,000 years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 19:11

VIDEO: 'We have overcome hesitations of history'
Narendra Modi has given a speech to lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 17:59

Daughter 'burnt to death by mother'
Police in Pakistan arrest a woman suspected of burning her daughter to death for marrying without family consent.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 17:03

Amazon to boost India investment by $3bn
Online retail giant Amazon says it will invest an additional £3bn in India, where it already employs 45,000 people.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 12:09

Police fire on Papua New Guinea protest
Police in Papua New Guinea open fire on students protesting against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, with several deaths and injuries reported.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 11:49

Bomb threat forces EgyptAir jet to land
An EgyptAir jet forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat is cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, Egyptian officials say.
BBC News | 08-Jun-2016 11:35

Taliban seize dozens of hostages
The Afghan Taliban have kidnapped up to 40 people on the main road through the northern province of Kunduz, officials say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 11:22

Japan economic growth revised higher
Japan's economy expanded an annual rate of 1.9% rate in the first quarter of this year, revised from a preliminary figure of 1.7%
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 10:26

Obama backs India nuclear membership
US President Barack Obama backs Indian access to missile technology and nuclear trade during talks in Washington.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 10:17

VIDEO: Denise Ho 'shocked' after gig cancellation
The musician Denise Ho says she is "shocked" that the cosmetics company Lancome decided to cancel a promotional gig involving her in Hong Kong.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 09:54

India kidney racket 'leader' arrested
Indian police say they have arrested the suspected leader of an illegal human kidney trading gang in one of the country's leading private hospitals.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 09:43

Tutors become part of the app culture
Tutoring technology helps tackle exam revision angst
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 09:10

No internet for Singapore public servants
Singapore says it will restrict access to the internet for public servants from May next year because of information security concerns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 08:55

Daewoo Shipbuilding offices raided in SK
South Korean prosecutors raid Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering as part of an investigation into alleged accounting irregularities.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 06:16

VIDEO: Why does Japan accept so few refugees?
Only 0.2% of all asylum applications are approved in Japan, compared to 30% in the UK, reports Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 02:07

Pariah to friend: Narendra Modi and the US come full circle
Narendra Modi and the US come full circle
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 01:18

VIDEO: Drone footage shows NZ whales from above
Footage of Bryde's whales feeding has been caught on camera.
news.bbc.co.uk | 08-Jun-2016 00:50

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