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Outcry as IS 'wrecks' Assyrian site 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:21:27 GMT 
    Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.


Palestinian driver attacks Israelis 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:11:19 GMT 
    A Palestinian man drives into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem, injuring four Israeli policewomen and another bystander.


Harrison Ford injured in plane crash 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:37:55 GMT 
    US actor Harrison Ford is expected to make a full recovery from injuries suffered when crashing his plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles.


Kremlin critic Navalny out of prison 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:16:22 GMT 
    Alexei Navalny vows not to "step back" as he is released from prison a week after the killing of fellow opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov.


Taiwan train stabber gets death 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:38:58 GMT 
    A Taiwanese court sentences a 21-year-old man to death for killing four people and injuring 22 in a knife attack in the underground last year.


Nine hurt in China station attack 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:00:17 GMT 
    Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.


Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:34:41 GMT 
    The US space agency's Dawn satellite is set to go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter.


Ukraine to top agenda at EU meeting 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:49:51 GMT 
    EU foreign ministers are due to meet in the Latvian capital Riga with the crisis in Ukraine expected to dominate the agenda.


Austria advises against Klimt return 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:43:47 GMT 
    One of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings should not be returned the heirs of its original Jewish owners, an Austrian panel has ruled.


Charges sought over US envoy attack 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:46:36 GMT 
    South Korean police say they are seeking charges of attempted murder against a man who slashed the US ambassador to Seoul.


Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’ 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:34:58 GMT 
    Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.


Tajik opposition leader murdered 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:09:31 GMT 
    A Tajik opposition leader is shot dead by an unknown attacker in Istanbul, opposition sources tell the BBC.


Germany Eurovision entrant withdraws 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:18:05 GMT 
    The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV.


VIDEO: More women in German boardrooms 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:25:20 GMT 
    A law passed in Germany will see 100 of the country's largest businesses appointing more women on their supervisory boards to meet the newly set quota of 30%.


VIDEO: Revolutionary urinal 'makes energy' 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:18:41 GMT 
    A toilet that could revolutionise sanitation facilities in refugee camps has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of the West of England.
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