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Protests grow over Afghan lynching

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mandela's memoir to be published

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

Benefit sanctions 'causing hardship'

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

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

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

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

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.

China brings in square-dancing rules

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:39
Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".

Airliner crashes in French Alps

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:25
A Germanwings Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crew crashes in the French Alps near Digne, police and aviation officials say.

VIDEO: Hollande: 'Plane crash is a tragedy'

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:24
French President Francois Hollande has described a plane crash in the French Alps as a "tragedy".

Jennifer Lawrence ending X-Men role

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:22
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she won't play Mystique any more after X-Men: Apocalypse comes out next year.

Corden's TV debut praised in US

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:18
James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.

AUDIO: Fallon: Falklands threat remains

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:17
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the threat against the Falklands Islands by Argentina remains a very live threat.

Hamilton's brother to race in BTCC

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:11
Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of double F1 world champion Lewis, becomes first disabled driver in the BTCC.

VIDEO: Burst hydrant creates 50ft 'jet'

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:04
A fire hydrant showered shoppers with water when it burst, creating a 50ft "geyser" in a city centre.

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:01
Actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.