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Nigeria votes in presidential poll
Voters in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, are taking part in presidential elections against the background of militant Islamist violence.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:57:06 GMT)

Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'
The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:29:16 GMT)

Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:43:47 GMT)

Duo begin year-long space trip
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT)

Saudi diplomats evacuated from Yemen
Saudi Arabia evacuates its diplomats from Yemen as a Saudi-led coalition carries out a third night of air strikes.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:14:45 GMT)

Sri Lanka president's brother killed
The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:26:00 GMT)

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT)

Ten dead in Somali hotel attack
Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:30:23 GMT)

Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:48:03 GMT)

Huge anime event takes over Tokyo
Organisers say half a million people are expected to attend the event for anime and Japanese comic lovers
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:08:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Who is behind the 'perfect boyfriend'?
Why do people exchange texts with imaginary partners?
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:14:58 GMT)

VIDEO: BBC man gets personal with Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke is asked about enjoying 'tremendous sex' by a tongue-tied BBC Sport journalist.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:21:07 GMT)

Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:10:12 GMT)

US charges in beating of Indian man
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:38:03 GMT)

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT)

Argentine president's case dismissed
A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:51:55 GMT)

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT)

US issues Uganda attack warning
The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:39 GMT)

Singapore advises against Lee queues
Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:24 GMT)

Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs
Australia captain Michael Clarke says he will retire from one-day international cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:56:23 GMT)

Russia keeper Akinfeev hit by flare
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is struck by a flare as their Euro 2016 qualifier with Montenegro is abandoned.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:59:50 GMT)

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:01 GMT)

Israel to resume tax transfers to PA
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:12 GMT)

Shia militia 'in Tikrit pullback'
A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:48:14 GMT)

Cameron to pledge 'seven-day NHS'
Consultant-level hospital services would be available seven days a week by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron is to say.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:03:19 GMT)

'Friendship message' from SNP to UK
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a message of "friendship and solidarity" to the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:05:02 GMT)

Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law
Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:06:53 GMT)

Japan economy at brink of deflation
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:10:14 GMT)

Blackberry posts profit for quarter
Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:44:53 GMT)

Hamilton on pole after Rosberg block
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Malaysian GP as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel splits the Mercedes in a rain-hit qualifying.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:41:41 GMT)

England 4-0 Lithuania
Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:56:38 GMT)

Steel finishes in top 20 in China
Britain's Gemma Steel and Rhona Auckland finish inside the top 20 at the World Cross Country Championships in China.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:12:10 GMT)

Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:24 GMT)

Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:08 GMT)

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' art
Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:20:58 GMT)

VIDEO: Nigeria leader waits 50 minutes to vote
After a delay of about 50 minutes, President Goodluck Jonathan has had his biometric voter card verified.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:26:48 GMT)

VIDEO: Boko Haram Nigeria HQ 'retaken'
Nigeria's army says it has recaptured Islamist group Boko Haram's headquarters in the town of Gwoza.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:24:00 GMT)

VIDEO: Knox's lawyer: Amanda 'is very happy'
One of Amanda Knox's defence lawyers, Carlo Dalla Vedova has told the press she is very happy and has been crying with happiness.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:31:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Lubitz in hospital two weeks before crash
Details have emerged to show Andreas Lubitz was receiving hospital treatment until two weeks before he crashed a plane into the Alps, killing everyone on board.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:58:38 GMT)

VIDEO: What happened on Alps crash plane?
What happened on board Germanwings flight 4U 9525 before it crashed into the French Alps, killing everyone on board
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:36:47 GMT)

VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:09:56 GMT)

VIDEO: Pao loses Silicon Valley bias case
A jury finds that a Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against a female employee.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:01:54 GMT)

VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:05:31 GMT)

Singapore in a post-LKY future
Where will Singapore go after Lee Kuan Yew?
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:10:00 GMT)

Kathmandu graffiti
The colourful street art lighting up Nepal’s walls
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT)

What drives people to murder-suicide?
What drives people to murder-suicide?
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:13:15 GMT)

From Liverpool to Bollywood
British teenager who became an unlikely Indian movie star
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:11:56 GMT)

10 things we didn't know last week
What kitchen strategy makes rice less fattening?
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:38 GMT)

Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015
Selection of the best news photographs around the world
(Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:40 GMT)

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