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Six killed in Kashmir landslide  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:54:17 GMT
At least six people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say. 
French elections see swing to right  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:21:03 GMT
Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialists. 
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. 
Dozens dead near Yemen refugee camp  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:47:55 GMT
At least 40 people have died in a blast near a refugee camp in western Yemen, aid workers say, but officials deny Saudi air strikes were the cause. 
Boston bombing prosecution rests  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:58:03 GMT
The prosecution in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack. 
Parties focus on economy and health  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:15:05 GMT
Pledges on the economy, businesses and mental health are expected from Westminster's party leaders as general election campaigning continues. 
E-cigarette use 'high among teens'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:53 GMT
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests. 
'End cuts and rebalance economy'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:38:57 GMT
Plaid Cymru will use its influence in a hung parliament to "unleash Wales' economic potential", party leader Leanne Wood says, as the party launches its election manifesto. 
More veterans seek mental health aid  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:45:59 GMT
A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year. 
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 
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