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Crash plane evacuation 'was delayed'


The evacuation of a plane that crash landed in San Francisco was delayed because the pilots initially said passengers should stay put, an official says. ....more »

Search for China landslide missing


More than 20 people remain missing in the wake of a landslide caused by heavy rain in China's Sichuan province, state media report. ....more »

VIDEO: Dust storm rolling over Phoenix


A dust storm is gathering over farmland in Phoenix, Arizona. The dust cloud stretches across 16km, seriously limiting visibility in the Pima County area. ....more »

Charges over Canberra embassy crash


A man who crashed his car into the gates of the US embassy in Canberra is charged and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. ....more »

PC sales in 'longest' historical drop


Global personal computer (PC) sales fall for the fifth quarter in a row, making it the "longest duration of decline" in history. ....more »

In pictures: Kashmir train link


Images of Kashmir's ambitious new train project ....more »

The crisis facing South Africa's gold mines


Is the sun going down on South Africa's gold mines? ....more »

Wind power battle in fairy tale land


Growing opposition in land of Sleeping Beauty ....more »

PC sales in 'longest' historical drop


Global personal computer (PC) sales fall for the fifth quarter in a row, making it the "longest duration of decline" in history. ....more »

Brazil indians block major railway


Brazilian indigenous people in the Amazon region block one of the country's most important railways in a protest for better public services. ....more »

Yum profit hit by China chicken woes


Yum Brands, owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains, reports a drop in profits as a food safety scare continued to hurt its sales in China. ....more »

Engineer blamed for Canada blast


A rail operator's chief executive blames a local engineer for a runaway train that derailed and exploded in a Quebec town, killing at least 20. ....more »

VIDEO: One-minute World News


Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. ....more »

Crash plane evacuation 'was delayed'


The evacuation of a plane that crash-landed in San Francisco was delayed because pilots initially said passengers should stay put, an official says. ....more »

Egypt's ousted president 'safe'


The Egyptian foreign ministry insists ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a safe place and treated with dignity. ....more »

Net migration 'underestimated' claim


Campaigners for lower levels of immigration warn officials could be underestimating the scale of net migration in the UK. ....more »

VIDEO: 'Unusual not to order to evacuate'


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chair Deborah Hersman said it seems unusual the crew would not announce an order to evacuate. ....more »

Magnitsky case verdict due in Russia


A Moscow court is due to deliver a verdict in the tax fraud case against late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose death has strained US-Russian ties. ....more »

Watchdog backs MP £6,000 pay rise


The MPs' expenses watchdog will recommend a pay rise for MPs to £74,000 but will say there should be cuts to other allowances, the BBC's political editor learns. ....more »

Crash plane evacuation 'was delayed'


The evacuation of a plane that crash-landed on Saturday in San Francisco did not begin until 90 seconds after the plane had stopped, an official says. ....more »

Tropical Storm Chantal claims victim


One person is killed in the Dominican Republic as Tropical Storm Chantal skirts the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola. ....more »

Engineer blamed for Canada blast


A rail operator's chief executive blames a local engineer for a runaway train that derailed and exploded in a Quebec town, killing at least 20. ....more »

Portugal president rejects poll call


Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva rejects calls for early elections, saying they should coincide with the end of bailout conditions next year. ....more »

Juncker to resign over spy scandal


Luxembourg will hold new elections after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced he would resign following a secret service scandal. ....more »

Watchdog backs MP £6,000 pay rise


The MPs' expenses watchdog will recommend a pay rise for MPs to £74,000 but will say there should be cuts to other allowances, the BBC's political editor learns. ....more »

Fed minutes hint that QE to continue


Minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting show that many officials want sustained jobs recovery before ending its stimulus program. ....more »

Mandela 'responding to treatment'


Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains critical, South African President Jacob Zuma says after visiting him. ....more »

Engineer blamed for Canada blast


A rail operator's chief executive blames a local engineer for a runaway train that derailed and exploded in a Quebec town, killing at least 15. ....more »

VIDEO: Mandela 'showing signs of response'


Nelson Mandela is "looking better" and responding to visitors, the head of his Thembu tribe, King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has said after visiting him. ....more »

Hosts held in Euro 2013 opening game


Hosts Sweden miss two penalties as they are held 1-1 by Denmark, while Italy and Finland share a tame goalless draw. ....more »