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Yemenis seek refuge in Somalia  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:06:57 GMT
Dozens of Yemenis cross the Gulf of Aden to get to Djibouti and Somalia to escape fighting and Saudi air strikes, the UN refugee agency says. 
S Korea details Sewol compensation  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:16:20 GMT
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256.000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster. 
Nemtsov murder suspect in court plea  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:59 GMT
The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession. 
Bolivia minister sacked for Chile logo  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:18:15 GMT
Bolivia's Defence Minister Jorge Ledezma is sacked after he travelled to neighbouring Chile wearing a top with a controversial motto. 
Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:05:25 GMT
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels. 
Strict water limits for California  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:57:34 GMT
The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought. 
Bosses' letter fuels business battle  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:13:02 GMT
The Conservatives welcome an "unprecedented" endorsement by 100 business leaders - as Labour pledges to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts. 
Britons held on Turkey-Syria border  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:40:34 GMT
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say. 
Holborn fire causes mass evacuation  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:08:57 GMT
An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 5,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled. 
Heads not 'counter-terror experts'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:45:40 GMT
Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays. 
Election 2015 in pictures: 1 April  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:10:12 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 1 April 
In pictures: Open, Youth and Mobile  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:27:38 GMT
Open and Youth winners in Sony World Photo Awards 
Weather in pictures: 31 March  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:33:51 GMT
Winds batter Britain causing travel disruption 
Election 2015 in pictures: 31 March  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:33:17 GMT
The first full day of campaigning 
No work, no football in time of Ebola  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:44:49 GMT
How Ebola still affects love lives and wallets