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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. 
Singapore advises against Lee queues  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:14:32 GMT
Singaporean authorities say the queue to view statesman Lee Kuan Yew lying in state is now nine hours long and urge people not to join. 
Clarkson has a job offer - in Russia  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:08:04 GMT
Less than 24 hours after being dropped by the BBC Jeremy Clarkson has already been offered work, in Russia. 
Flooding hits Chile desert region  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:49:27 GMT
Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world - Chile's Atacama desert - leave two people dead and 24 missing, officials say. 
Shia militia 'in Tikrit pullback'  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:48:14 GMT
A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State. 
Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:41:13 GMT
The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle exchange programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state. 
Criminals to pay new court charge  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:17:03 GMT
Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it is revealed. 
Policeman arrested over wife murder  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:06:18 GMT
A serving police officer is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their Northampton home. 
Housing market activity 'subdued'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:49:44 GMT
UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row. 
Richard III tomb to be unveiled  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:18:56 GMT
The public will be able to view King Richard III's sealed tomb for the first time later when Leicester Cathedral is reopened. 
Day in pictures: 26 March 2015  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:09 GMT
Images from around the world: 26 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 
In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:40:50 GMT
A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps 
In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:48:01 GMT
Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers