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  • Knox and Sollecito cleared in Italy
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:11:31 GMT)

    Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. ... Read

  • Alps air crash co-pilot knew region
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:03:13 GMT)

    The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner into the French Alps knew the region from gliding holidays, people who knew him say. ... 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 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station. ... Read

  • Ten dead in Somali hotel attack
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:30:23 GMT)

    Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat. ... 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

  • Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:47:53 GMT)

    Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bomb Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden. ... Read

  • Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:10:12 GMT)

    Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people. ... Read

  • Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT)

    The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray. ... Read

  • Several missing after NYC blast
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:58:35 GMT)

    At least two people are missing and one other is unaccounted for after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse. ... Read

  • Israel to resume tax transfers to PA
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:12 GMT)

    Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy. ... Read

  • US gives permit to rhino hunter
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:59:59 GMT)

    A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one. ... 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

  • Argentine president's case dismissed
  • (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:51:55 GMT)

    A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ... Read

  • US issues Uganda attack warning
  • (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:39 GMT)

    The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala. ... Read

  • Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail
  • (Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:40:50 GMT)

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda. ... Read

  • Singapore advises against Lee queues
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:24 GMT)

    Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman. ... Read

  • Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:56:23 GMT)

    Australia captain Michael Clarke says he will retire from one-day international cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand. ... Read

  • Shia militia 'in Tikrit pullback'
  • (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:48:14 GMT)

    A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State. ... Read

  • Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'
  • (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:11:49 GMT)

    Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says. ... Read

  • PM to pledge 'seven-day NHS'
  • (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:49:15 GMT)

    Hospital services will be available seven days a week by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron is to pledge. ... Read

  • Banned girls from Syria trio's school
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:29:17 GMT)

    Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed. ... Read

  • Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:06:53 GMT)

    Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers. ... Read

  • Japan economy at brink of deflation
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:10:14 GMT)

    Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February. ... Read

  • Blackberry posts profit for quarter
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:44:53 GMT)

    Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop. ... Read

  • England 4-0 Lithuania
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:56:38 GMT)

    Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win. ... Read

  • Hamilton left 'heavily compromised'
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:50:00 GMT)

    Lewis Hamilton says his preparations for the Malaysian Grand Prix have been "heavily compromised" by reliability problems. ... Read

  • Cancellara breaks back in Belgium
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:27 GMT)

    Fabian Cancellara is ruled out of the spring classics after breaking two vertebrae his lower back in the E3 Harelbeke. ... Read

  • Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:24 GMT)

    Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges. ... Read

  • Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:08 GMT)

    Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme. ... Read

  • Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' art
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:20:58 GMT)

    Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:38:50 GMT)

    The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home ... Read

  • Kathmandu graffiti
  • (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT)

    The colourful street art lighting up Nepal’s walls ... Read

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