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Fifa re-elects Blatter president 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:46:42 GMT 
    Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote dominated by allegations of corruption in football.


US discovers more anthrax shipments 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 01:03:58 GMT 
    The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.


Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 23:00:54 GMT 
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.


Sarkozy renames French opposition 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 01:47:58 GMT 
    France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.


Silk Road drug site founder jailed 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:09:20 GMT 
    Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.


Gunmen kill 19 in Pakistan bus raids 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 20:42:10 GMT 
    Gunmen in Pakistan's Balochistan province kill at least 19 passengers after taking over two Karachi-bound buses, officials say.


Transplant man meets donor's sister 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 13:32:33 GMT 
    A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.


Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:46:26 GMT 
    At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.


Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:16:40 GMT 
    Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.


Mine clearance starts in Colombia 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 21:53:04 GMT 
    The Colombian government and Farc guerrillas begin working together to clear landmines sown during 50 years of war.


IS militants 'seize Libyan airport' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 15:20:37 GMT 
    Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.


Germany 'hits global birth rate low' 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:12:40 GMT 
    A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.


VIDEO: Inside Malaysia's migrant jungle camps 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 18:01:31 GMT 
    Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway went to migrant camps on Malaysia's border, where traffickers abused and killed Rohingya Muslims.


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: Face transplant man meets donor's sister 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 09:37:32 GMT 
    A woman whose brother was killed in a car accident has met the man who was given his face, in a pioneering transplant operation.
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