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Flood warning issued in Kashmir  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:27:53 GMT
A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river. 
DNA of 78 Germanwings victims found  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:05:22 GMT
Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated DNA of 78 people on board. 
Rescued Chilean miner loses home  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:03:04 GMT
A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region. 
Arab League to create military force  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:46:34 GMT
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats. 
Air Canada plane 'exits' runway  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:32:11 GMT
An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation. 
Pension data 'sales' investigated  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:38:46 GMT
The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms. 
Council bans 'lead to bizarre laws'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:01:17 GMT
A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences", campaigners say. 
Fraud office fined £180k for breach  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:15:53 GMT
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is fined £180,000 after thousands of confidential documents from a high-profile investigation were sent to the wrong person. 
Inspector independence concerns MPs  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:17:08 GMT
The independence of chief inspectors in areas like prisons and the border force could be threatened by the way they are selected and budgets are set, MPs say. 
Your pictures: Docks  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:05 GMT
Readers' photographs on the theme of docks. 
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