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Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:28:38 GMT
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala. 
Fifteen killed in Kashmir landslide  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:18:01 GMT
At least 15 people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say. 
Spanish police probe UK couple deaths  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:25:34 GMT
Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of British couple Peter and Jean Tarsey, both 77, who were found dead with bullet wounds in a village near Benidorm. 
Death toll from Chile floods rises  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:51:13 GMT
The number of people killed in flash floods in northern Chile rises to 17 while the search continues for 20 people still missing. 
Cash pledged at Syria aid conference  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:06:46 GMT
A UN donors' conference set up to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens in Kuwait with the host country, the EU and US among those pledging aid. 
One dead after shooting at NSA  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:05 GMT
Officials say two men dressed as women tried to break through a security gate to the National Security Agency headquarters. 
Election fight over living standards  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:58:23 GMT
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes but Labour says working families are still struggling. 
Tourist died from gunshot wounds  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:45:21 GMT
A British tourist killed in a terror attack at a museum in Tunisia died from gunshot wounds, a coroner hears. 
B&Q set to close about 60 stores  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:12:46 GMT
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years. 
Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:10:34 GMT
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo. 
No work, no football in time of Ebola  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:44:49 GMT
How Ebola still affects love lives and wallets 
Election 2015 in pictures: 30 March  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:47:45 GMT
Parliament is dissolved and the race for No 10 begins 
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