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Angolan on trial over diamond book

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:32
An Angolan journalist goes on trial on charges of defaming military generals after he accused them of links to the "blood diamond" trade.

VIDEO: Hollande: 'Condolences to Spain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:23
Francois Hollande has expressed his condolences to the Spanish king, after a Germanwings plane crashed en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.

Woman sexually molested teen girl

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:18
A woman has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register after she admitted sexually molesting a teenage school girl.

Police 'must record vehicle stops'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:16
Police forces in England and Wales must make an official record when they stop motorists , a review says, amid concerns black and minority ethnic motorists are disproportionately affected.

Cameron defends 'no third term' vow

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:16
David Cameron says it was "sensible" to rule out a third term if he is re-elected, amid claims the PM has made a strategic blunder.

'Ferocious' stab murder man jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:13
A man who stabbed his wife to death and seriously injured two other women, is jailed for life.

Simeone signs new Atletico deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:09
Coach Diego Simeone signs a contract extension with Atletico Madrid that will keep him at the club until 2020.

Ten writers up for Man Booker prize

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:01
Ten writers - including four from Africa - are in the running to win the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.

Protests grow over Afghan lynching

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:58
More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week.

Alien plants 'no threat' to UK flora

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:52
A study suggests that non-native plant species do not pose a risk to native flora, as widely assumed, because negative impacts are limited to localised areas.

Jurors chosen for baby murder trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:52
A jury is sworn in for the trial of a man accused of killing his six-week-old granddaughter.

Day in pictures: 24 March 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:47
Images from around the world: 24 March

VIDEO: The worst economic system - except for all the rest?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:43
The worst economic system - except for all the rest?

Mandela's memoir to be published

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:39
A sequel to Nelson Mandela's 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom is to be published next year.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Has Ovaries Removed, Citing Cancer Fears

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:32

Writing in The New York Times, the actress, who had a preventive double mastectomy two years ago, said she carried a gene that gave her an elevated risk of cancer.

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Benefit sanctions 'causing hardship'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:30
A group of MPs has condemned the way some benefit claimants have their payments stopped - known as sanctions - and has demanded an enquiry.

Russian athletes clean - new coach

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:26
Yuri Borzakovsky, Russia's new head coach, insists that his country's athletes are not doping following recent scandals.

Pietersen cleared for county return

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:18
Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is cleared for a return to county cricket after being released from his Indian Premier League contract.

Cavendish to contest RideLondon race

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 04:07
Mark Cavendish has been confirmed for the RideLondon-Surrey Classic race on 2 August.

'No permanent harm' from hacking

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 03:57
Phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers did not cause "permanent harm" to the eight people suing the firm, its lawyer tells the High Court.