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Schools named after Peshawar victims  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:05:21 GMT
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar. 
Call to double monitors in Ukraine  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:01:44 GMT
Russia and Germany call for the number of OSCE observers monitoring a truce in eastern Ukraine to rise from 500 to 1,000. 
Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:20 GMT
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide. 
Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:25:06 GMT
The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike. 
Snowden yearns for Switzerland move  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:14:41 GMT
The fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tells a Swiss audience he would love to get asylum in Switzerland. 
Syria girls' families accuse police  Sat, 07 Mar 2015 01:25:46 GMT
Relatives of three UK schoolgirls believed to be in Syria criticise police for not passing on "vital" information before they disappeared. 
Every police force facing major cuts  Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:32:50 GMT
Every police force in England and Wales is preparing for dealing with major budget cuts over the next five years, BBC research finds. 
Scotland 'cannot afford' Tory win  Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:11:31 GMT
Scotland cannot afford the risk of the Conservatives emerging as the largest party in the May UK election, Labour leader Ed Miliband will say. 
NHS 'whistleblower' demands new job  Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:29:19 GMT
A former NHS boss who says he was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has called for an apology and a "comparable" job. 
Day in pictures: 6 March 2015  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:13:52 GMT
Images from around the world: 6 March 
In pictures: Child migrants on Lampedusa  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:07:47 GMT
Unaccompanied children from North Africa 
In pictures: Chile volcano eruption  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:35:02 GMT
Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted 
How did WW2 change the way people dressed?  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:39:26 GMT
How did WW2 change the way people dressed? 
In pictures: Cape Town wildfires  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:59:27 GMT
Blazes on the outskirts of Cape Town 
Day in pictures  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:17:54 GMT
Images from around the world: 5 March