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Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:13:15 GMT
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare. 
Iran atomic talks reach deadline day  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:11:41 GMT
Intense negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme enter a final day in Switzerland, ahead of a deadline to reach a preliminary deal. 
Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:37:15 GMT
The governor of the US state of Indiana strongly defends a contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters. 
Top Gear's Andy Wilman not quitting  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:29:22 GMT
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era. 
Jay Z promotes music streaming brand  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:49:18 GMT
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history. 
Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:13:39 GMT
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo. 
Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:22 GMT
Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say. 
Mexico anger over crocodile shooting  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:41:58 GMT
A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun. 
Indian monsoon's past analysed  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:59:45 GMT
Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago. 
Red Cross aid worker killed in Mali  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:22:18 GMT
A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says. 
Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:41:58 GMT
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala. 
Singapore charges Lee criticism teen  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:09:36 GMT
A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. 
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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