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  • Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:49:35 GMT)

    All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says. ... Read

  • Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:29:42 GMT)

    Tens of thousands line the streets in torrential rain in Singapore to see the funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. ... Read

  • 'Threats' against BBC boss investigated
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:03:54 GMT)

    Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear. ... Read

  • Heads' threat to parents over gaming
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:07:51 GMT)

    Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s. ... Read

  • Europol chief warns on encryption
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:38:11 GMT)

    A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism. ... Read

  • Kerry stays on for more Iran talks
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:53:10 GMT)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry cancels a planned return to the US to stay in Switzerland as the Iran nuclear talks approach their deadline. ... Read

  • Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:29:50 GMT)

    A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22. ... Read

  • Nigeria voting continues after delays
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:15:55 GMT)

    Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election. ... Read

  • DUP could work with Tories or Labour
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:11:59 GMT)

    DUP leader Peter Robinson says his party could work with either Labour or the Conservatives if there was a hung parliament after the general election. ... Read

  • Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT)

    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. ... Read

  • Air Canada plane 'exits' runway
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:23:14 GMT)

    An Air Canada aeroplane landing at Halifax leaves the runway while landing at Halifax, but only minor injuries are reported. ... Read

  • Fears of Alps crash co-pilot
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:26:44 GMT)

    Some papers once again focus on revelations about the Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have brought down an airliner over the French Alps on Tuesday. ... Read

  • Africa's dreams shattered?
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:55:39 GMT)

    BBC Africa's Piers Edwards considers whether the new work permit rules for foreign players in England is all bad news for Africa. ... Read

  • A very Singaporean send-off
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:27:31 GMT)

    The BBC looks at some of the ways the city-state of Singapore and its people have paid tribute to founding father Lee Kuan Yew. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:12:01 GMT)

    It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments. ... Read

  • Graphene light bulb set for shops
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT)

    A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year. ... Read

  • Vettel takes shock Malaysia win
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:52:11 GMT)

    Sebastian Vettel takes a stunning maiden victory for Ferrari, winning a straight fight with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in Malaysia. ... Read

  • Tuilagi out for season - Cockerill
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:44:34 GMT)

    Richard Cockerill says England and Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss the rest of the season with injury. ... Read

  • Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:54:41 GMT)

    US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets. ... Read

  • Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT)

    A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley. ... Read

  • What not to do on the campaign trail
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:51:20 GMT)

    As the general election campaign officially begins, here's a handy guide for would-be MPs on the pitfalls to avoid while on the campaign trail. ... Read

  • Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS'
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:27:36 GMT)

    All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says. ... Read

  • British medic declared free of Ebola
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:07 GMT)

    A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77. ... Read

  • A-levels and GCSE subjects culled
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:39:13 GMT)

    Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England. ... Read

  • Safari users win right to sue
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:12 GMT)

    Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings. ... Read

  • Duo begin year-long space trip
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT)

    US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station. ... Read

  • Corden hails US chat show reaction
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:43:57 GMT)

    James Corden has talked of the "overwhelming" reaction to his US late night talk show, saying he had feared a "terrible onslaught" of criticism. ... Read

  • James Bond star denies racism
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:07:34 GMT)

    Sir Roger Moore, star of seven Bond movies, denies there was any implication of racism towards Idris Elba in a recent interview. ... Read

  • Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:13:59 GMT)

    Health Secretary Shona Robison confirms vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for babies in Scotland. ... Read

  • SNP will make change 'for all UK'
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:10:42 GMT)

    SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says her party will reform the "discredited Westminster system" for ordinary people, wherever they are in the UK. ... Read

  • Guns found in dissident search
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:27:11 GMT)

    Firearms, ammunition and improvised explosive devices are found by police in the Republic of Ireland investigating dissident republican activity. ... Read

  • EU exit 'would mean problems for NI'
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:22:20 GMT)

    One of Northern Ireland's leading businessmen warns of 'major problems' for the local economy if the UK votes to leave the European Union. ... Read

  • Kenya ministers suspended over graft
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:49 GMT)

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals. ... Read

  • Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:15:26 GMT)

    At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab ... Read

  • Czech tourists freed in Pakistan
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:47:38 GMT)

    Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says. ... Read

  • Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:35:35 GMT)

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says. ... Read

  • France votes in local elections
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:17:54 GMT)

    Parts of France head to the poll for local elections seen as a key barometer for the presidential vote in two years' time. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT)

    Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year. ... Read

  • Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:37:32 GMT)

    Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say. ... Read

  • Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'
  • (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:59:10 GMT)

    Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe". ... Read

  • Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:12:42 GMT)

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case. ... Read

  • Olympic 400m runner Barnaby dies
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:19:38 GMT)

    Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby dies in a swimming accident on the Caribbean island of St Kitts, aged 24. ... Read

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