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Nigeria rivals sign peace accord  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:35:52 GMT
Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday. 
Bangladesh pilgrims die in stampede  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:18 GMT
At least 10 Hindu pilgrims are killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, police say. 
Ukraine top official to be released  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:33:44 GMT
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence. 
Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year. 
Israel to resume tax transfers to PA  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:12 GMT
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy. 
US charges in beating of Indian man  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:38:03 GMT
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man. 
Banned girls from Syria trio's school  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:29:17 GMT
Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed. 
British medic declared free of Ebola  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:07 GMT
A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77. 
'Friendship message' from SNP to UK  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:05:02 GMT
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a message of "friendship and solidarity" to the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference. 
Inmate 'emailed own release order'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:27:07 GMT
A convicted fraudster used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison wardens into letting him go free, a court has heard. 
Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:40 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 
Kathmandu graffiti  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life 
Day in pictures: 27 March 2015  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:23 GMT
Images from around the world: 27 March 
In pictures: I'm not voting because...  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:30:52 GMT
Denise Felkin's MA project 
Photos give insight into 1960s life  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:52:44 GMT
A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales