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Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:01 GMT
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State forces about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says. 
'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:49:51 GMT
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 64 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say. 
Plane skids off New York runway  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:33:17 GMT
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions. 
Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:29:43 GMT
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide. 
Top US circus to end elephant act  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:42:54 GMT
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018. 
Boston victim 'spotted bomber’  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:01:42 GMT
A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack. 
US envoy survives Korea knife attack  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:43:33 GMT
A militant Korean nationalist slashes the face of the US ambassador to South Korea, with the North calling it a "knife shower of justice". 
Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:17 GMT
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US. 
Tanzania albino killers face death  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:12:00 GMT
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman. 
Liberia releases last Ebola patient  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:37 GMT
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials. 
Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:54:00 GMT
Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them. 
Film-maker defends India rape film  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:09:09 GMT
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action. 
VIDEO: The greatest threat to China's elephants  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:44:00 GMT
The greatest threat to China's wild elephants is no longer poaching but habitat destruction. 
VIDEO: The 'Alcatraz of Indonesia'.  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:03:34 GMT
The BBC looks at the prison, which has been called "the Alcatraz of Indonesia" - where two Australians, expected to face execution this week, have been transferred. 
VIDEO: Software designs robotic solutions  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:34:31 GMT
The latest in robotics including software which can design electronics to solve problems