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VIDEO: Accused arrives in 'Buddha insult' trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:40
A court in Myanmar is due to give its verdict in the case of a New Zealander and two Burmese men who are accused of insulting religion.

Ka-Boom at Format

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:40
Explosions on show at Format festival

VIDEO: Skydiving 100-year-old now shark diving

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:40
A centenarian grandmother has now braved the waters in South Africa to go diving with sharks after skydiving a couple of days ago

New Malaysian airline in $1.5bn deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:20
Malaysia's government unveils plans to create a new airline and signs a $1.5bn (£1bn) deal with Bombardier for 20 new aircraft.

Penguin waddle put to the test

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:03
Scientists try to work out how and why penguins waddle

What next for the Kurdish people?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 20:54
With Islamic State militants threatening Iraq and Syria, is a fully independent Kurdistan more of a possibility?

Fixed-term parliaments 'a mistake'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:14
The government's Fixed Term Parliaments Act was a "mistake", former Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke says.

Israel prepares for key election

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:05
Polls are due to open in the Israeli election, which is expected to be a close fight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a centre-left alliance.

Iran-backed units alarm Iraqi Kurds

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:47
A senior Kurdish official in Iraq voices concern over the major role of Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting with Iraq's army against Islamic State.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu 'needs food'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:17
Vanuatu urgently needs food and relief supplies, officials say, as teams continue to assess the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.

Why not nanny people about diet?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:15
Many people rail against the idea of a nanny state - but people can't be expected to adopt a healthy diet without help, says Prof Susan Jebb.

VIDEO: Prince Harry set to leave Army

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:09
Prince Harry is set to leave the Army in June after 10 years of service.

Neighbours to celebrate 30 years

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:57
Australian soap Neighbours is gearing up to celebrate its 30th anniversary after success in more than 60 countries around the world.

Brazilian party treasurer charged

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:46
The public prosecutor in Brazil formally charges the treasurer of the governing Worker's Party with corruption in the Petrobras scandal.

Farmers 'bear brunt of disasters'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:39
Farmers in developing nations bear a 'major brunt' of natural disasters yet only receive a small percentage of post-disaster aid, says a UN report.

UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland Earn #1 Seeds in NCAA Women's Bracket

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:39

Though Princeton is the only undefeated team in the championship. They enter as eighth seed. The tournament begins March 20th.

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Lufthansa pilots to go on strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:33
Pilots at German national airline Lufthansa said they would go on strike on Wednesday, affecting the airline's short and medium haul flights.

UK's first big hedgehog sanctuary

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:33
The first large-scale hedgehog sanctuary in the UK, covering some 90 hectares, is being opened in Solihull, West Midlands.

VIDEO: Music videos without the, um, music

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:30
What do pop videos 'sound' like without the tunes?

Brothers' family fights Nemtsov charges

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:29
Family fights to clear names of Nemtsov murder suspects