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Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk

2 May 2016 - 3:18am
The Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, affecting one in five pregnant women who contract it, scientists in Brazil say.

Climbers' bodies found after 16 years

2 May 2016 - 3:11am
The bodies of US climber Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges are found on Shishapangma in Tibet, 16 years after they were killed by an avalanche.

VIDEO: May Day marked around the world

2 May 2016 - 2:52am
May Day marked in different ways around the world.

Peru drug lord deported from Colombia

2 May 2016 - 2:07am
Colombia deports alleged drug lord Gerson Galvez, known as Caracol or The Snail and described as one of the region's most feared criminals, to Peru.

Legal highs 'destabilising prisons'

2 May 2016 - 1:56am
Synthetic cannabis is having a "devastating impact" in UK prisons and the situation is "getting worse, not better", the new chief inspector of prisons says.

Burns survivor completes gruelling race

2 May 2016 - 1:36am
An Australian runner who suffered life-threatening burns when she was caught in a bushfire during a race finishes a gruelling Ironman triathlon.

The pioneering women of the BBC's early years

2 May 2016 - 1:06am
The women who worked at the BBC in the 1920s

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix fans beat world record

2 May 2016 - 12:52am
Thousands of guitarists set a new Guinness World Record in Poland.

The web boss who went from rugs to riches

2 May 2016 - 12:44am
The carpet seller who became a multimillionaire website boss

Cases filed over Bangladesh Hindu murder

2 May 2016 - 12:43am
Two criminal cases are filed in Bangladesh against three men arrested for hacking to death a Hindu tailor, the latest in a series of such killings.

Five reasons why we love department stores

2 May 2016 - 12:40am
Why we still shop in department stores

Selby leads Ding in gruelling final

2 May 2016 - 12:36am
Mark Selby digs deep to lead Ding Junhui 10-7 after a marathon opening day of the World Championship final at the Crucible.

Puerto Rico set to default on debt

2 May 2016 - 12:36am
Puerto Rico's governor says the territory will not make a debt repayment on Monday after a weekend of crunch talks to resolve the financial crisis end without a deal.

Somalia peacekeeping role for UK troops

2 May 2016 - 12:34am
A British Army team arrives in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Islamist militants.

VIDEO: Zika 'more dangerous than thought'

2 May 2016 - 12:33am
Scientists in Brazil say the Zika virus may be more dangerous than previously thought.

Lost ships recorded in sea off Scotland

2 May 2016 - 12:29am
Lost boats recorded in sea off Scotland

Kerry begins bid to end Syrian fighting

2 May 2016 - 12:26am
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva in a bid to bolster a fragile, partial ceasefire in Syria as fighting rages in Aleppo.

Legacy of Bin Laden's death

2 May 2016 - 12:16am
It is five years since US Navy commandos killed the al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, in a pre-dawn raid in Pakistan. Frank Gardner examines his legacy and how Islamic State has built on what Bin Laden began.

New plans to tackle tipping practices

2 May 2016 - 12:14am
Proposals to tackle "unfair" tipping practices and boost transparency for UK workers and consumers are unveiled.

New prostate cancer drugs 'promising'

2 May 2016 - 12:12am
A new type of cancer drug could benefit men with aggressive prostate cancer which is no longer responding to treatment, say researchers.