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Opposition wins Nigeria election 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:51:38 GMT 
    Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.


Bloody end to Turkey hostage crisis 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:19:24 GMT 
    A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.


Lufthansa knew of co-pilot depression 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:10:49 GMT 
    The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.


Statement 'expected from Iran talks' 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:06:04 GMT 
    Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran could go on past a midnight deadline, US officials say, as delegates prepare to issue a general statement.


Donors pledge billions for Syria 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:18:21 GMT 
    Donors at a UN conference pledge $3.8bn for victims of Syria's civil war, termed "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".


Turkey hit by massive power cut 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:19:21 GMT 
    A huge power cut hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbul's public transport network.


Libya Tripoli-based Islamist PM fired 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:28:09 GMT 
    MPs remove Omar al-Hassi as head of Libya's Islamist-backed alternative government in Tripoli amid allegations of financial irregularities.


Iraqi forces in 'major Tikrit push' 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:22:06 GMT 
    Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.


Indiana to 'fix' law on religion 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:25:54 GMT 
    The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to "fix" a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry by the end of this week.


Evidence links China to GitHub attack 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:03:32 GMT 
    Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.


US makes climate pledge to UN 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:37 GMT 
    The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.


Clarkson live tour set to go ahead 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:02 GMT 
    Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.


VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT 
    Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".


VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'? 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT 
    Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.


VIDEO: China warning over global warming 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT 
    The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.
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