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Opposition wins Nigeria election
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
Bloody end to Turkey hostage crisis
A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.
Lufthansa knew of co-pilot depression
The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.
Statement 'expected from Iran talks'
Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran could go on past a midnight deadline, US officials say, as delegates prepare to issue a general statement.
Donors pledge billions for Syria
Donors at a UN conference pledge $3.8bn for victims of Syria's civil war, termed "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".
Turkey hit by massive power cut
A huge power cut hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbul's public transport network.
Libya Tripoli-based Islamist PM fired
MPs remove Omar al-Hassi as head of Libya's Islamist-backed alternative government in Tripoli amid allegations of financial irregularities.
Iraqi forces in 'major Tikrit push'
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.
Indiana to 'fix' law on religion
The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to "fix" a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry by the end of this week.
Evidence links China to GitHub attack
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
US makes climate pledge to UN
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
Clarkson live tour set to go ahead
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.
VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'
Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".
VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?
Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.
VIDEO: China warning over global warming
The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.
VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup
India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.
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VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life
BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc.
VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace
A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future.
VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies
A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries.
VIDEO: 3D printing 'builds' Sagrada Familia
How 3D printing is helping with the completion of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona
Alarm as Turkey backs new police powers
Turkish MPs back sweeping new powers for police
Is India's anti-corruption party unravelling?
The anti-corruption Aam Admi Party is embroiled in a feud and looks headed for a split, writes Soutik Biswas.
Women give tech sector wake-up call
Lack of gender diversity and alleged discrimination against women are uncomfortable issues once again in the spotlight for the technology sector.
VIDEO: How to get the bomb - in 60 secs
With Iran's nuclear programme in the spotlight the BBC looks at how hard it is to get the bomb.
Do trade pacts threaten democracy?
Do trade treaties that include investor-state dispute settlements as a right pose a threat to democracy from multinational companies?
Iran nuclear crisis: Six key points
Six key points to understanding what the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme is all about.
Ants in space grapple with zero-g
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.
Medieval eye remedy 'kills MRSA'
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists say.
Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates'
The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.
HP files $5.1bn Autonomy lawsuit
HP sues Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and ex-finance officer Sushovan Hussain, as Autonomy's former management says it will launch a counter-claim.
Amazon launches home ordering kit
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.
Microsoft unveils Surface 3 tablet
Microsoft shifts its entry-range tablets to Intel processors, allowing them to run a wider range of software.
Dutch royals to return Nazi art
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.
Williams family to talk out of court
The wife and adult children of late actor and comedian Robin Williams agree to meet outside court to try and resolve their dispute over his belongings.
LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.
New renewables break capacity bar
New renewable generating capacity broke the 100GW barrier in 2014, equivalent to the entire fleet of nuclear power plants in the US, a UN report shows.
MS drug 'may already be out there'
Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
Italy 1-1 England
Murray reaches 500 career wins
Andy Murray reaches 500 career wins with victory over Kevin Anderson at the Miami Open, beating the South African 6-4 3-6 6-3.
America's most generous con artist
Mark Landis spent 30 years donating works of art to respected museums and galleries - but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself.
I nearly drowned in chocolate
A Syrian refugee tells how he nearly drowned in a lorry of melted chocolate as he tried to enter the UK.
Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.
China officials get behind the wheel
Chinese officials are rushing to get driving licences after their chauffeurs were removed due to spending cuts.
Mining massacre report given to Zuma
The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa are given to President Jacob Zuma.
Myanmar drafts ceasefire with rebels
Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire deal between the government and 16 rebel groups, which the UN says is "historic".
Fatal storms hit northern Europe
Four people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK.
Peru prime minister deposed in spy row
Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara is sacked by Congress over allegations that the country's spy agency gathered information on thousands of Peruvians.
Yemen 'on verge of total collapse'
The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.
Boston bombing defence finishes
The defence in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack.
Election fight over living standards
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes, but Labour says it has been the "slowest recovery for 100 years".
Ashcroft quits the House of Lords
Former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft says he is quitting the House of Lords.
Former MP Joyce to stand trial
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is to stand trial accused of attacking two teenagers and damaging stock at a shop in London.
A4e staff jailed for training fraud
Six employees at a back-to-work recruitment company are jailed for a fraud that saw them falsely claim about £300,000.
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