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  • Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:09:35 GMT)

    The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Plane skids off New York runway
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:26:52 GMT)

    A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions. ... Read

  • Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:01 GMT)

    A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State forces about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says. ... Read

  • 'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:49:51 GMT)

    Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 64 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say. ... Read

  • Boston victim 'spotted bomberí
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:01:42 GMT)

    A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack. ... Read

  • US envoy survives Korea knife attack
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:43:33 GMT)

    A militant Korean nationalist slashes the face of the US ambassador to South Korea, with the North calling it a "knife shower of justice". ... Read

  • Film-maker defends India rape film
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:09:09 GMT)

    A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action. ... Read

  • Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:54:00 GMT)

    Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them. ... Read

  • Tanzania albino killers face death
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:12:00 GMT)

    Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman. ... Read

  • India prisoners win right to cricket
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:46 GMT)

    A prison in India is to allow prisoners to watch the Cricket World Cup after they successfully argued it was a "fundamental right". ... Read

  • Toronto tunnel was a 'man cave'
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:11:02 GMT)

    The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot. ... Read

  • Clinton ready to make emails public
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:16:37 GMT)

    Hillary Clinton responds to a growing controversy over her emails when she was a US secretary of state by urging officials to release them swiftly. ... Read

  • Bolivia ex-drug czar Nina arrested
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:36:37 GMT)

    Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce. ... Read

  • Burkina orders Sankara exhumation
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:07:09 GMT)

    Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification. ... Read

  • S Sudan peace deal deadline missed
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:59:27 GMT)

    Peace talks aimed at ending the South Sudan conflict are extended indefinitely after the government and rebels miss the deadline for a deal. ... Read

  • Russia 'can't hide troops in Ukraine'
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:14:46 GMT)

    Nato's deputy chief says Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the deaths of "large numbers" of Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine. ... Read

  • Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:17:01 GMT)

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth. ... Read

  • Egyptian interior minister removed
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:48:58 GMT)

    Egypt's government removes controversial Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim after mounting calls for him to go over protester crackdowns. ... Read

  • US tries to reassure Gulf over Iran
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:11:09 GMT)

    The US will keep an eye on "destabilising" acts by Iran despite moves towards a nuclear deal, John Kerry says on a visit to Saudi Arabia. ... Read

  • Cameron hits back after coward claims
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:06:11 GMT)

    David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included. ... Read

  • Banker lost job 'after risk fears'
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:42:15 GMT)

    A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer will have his case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing after losing a preliminary hearing. ... Read

  • ECB raises eurozone growth forecast
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:45:18 GMT)

    The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, and says it will begin its quantitative easing programme next week. ... Read

  • Cisse accepts FA spitting charge
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:30:38 GMT)

    Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans. ... Read

  • Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:02:03 GMT)

    Fans are urged to report sexist abuse after footage emerges of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants. ... Read

  • Pharrell denies Blurred Lines claim
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:41:22 GMT)

    Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling". ... Read

  • Shania Twain announces final tour
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:48:46 GMT)

    Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour. ... Read

  • VIDEO: India film: 'The ban is misguided'
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:43:02 GMT)

    Film-maker Leslee Udwin has described the authorities' banning of her documentary in India as 'misguided' and warns that it 'will muzzle free speech'. ... Read

  • Day in pictures
  • (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:17:54 GMT)

    Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours ... Read

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