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Singapore bids Lee Kuan Yew farewell
Singapore is preparing to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, with a funeral procession followed by a state funeral attended by world leaders.
Nigeria voting extended to Sunday
Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.
Briton's father in plea to airlines
The father of a British man killed in the Alps air crash urges airlines to look after pilots "properly", saying the victims of the disaster should "never be forgotten".
Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'
Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".
Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies
A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22.
Death threats against BBC boss probed
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.
Iran nuclear talks 'enter endgame'
Talks aimed at restricting Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief enter their final days, ahead of an end of March deadline.
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.
Europol chief warns on encryption
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'
Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.
Rescued Chilean miner loses home
A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.
Spectator killed at Nurburgring race
A spectator is killed in a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough during an endurance race at the Nurburgring.
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: Yemen 'on the brink' of civil war
The United Nations envoy to Yemen has warned that the country could slide into prolonged conflict like Iraq, Syria or Libya.
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: Can we design for better living?
Will Gompertz looks at some of the latest cutting edge designs shortlisted for the Designs of the Year award.
Putin still in fashion 15 years on
Fifteen years after his election, Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia is undeniable, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow.
Is it possible to end global poverty?
The UN is expected to adopt the World Bank's ambitious target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Could we really see the end of poverty within a generation?
VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points
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.
What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?
David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn 'atom smasher' buried under Geneva.
Germanwings crash: Counting the cost
Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?
Graphene light bulb set for shops
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.
VIDEO: Chocolatier creates giant Easter egg
A chocolatier in Lincolnshire has created a seven-foot (2.1-metre) Easter egg, which he will sell in pieces to raise money for charity, the BBC's Jill Archbold reports.
Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law
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.
Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
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.
Safari users win right to sue
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
Children on screens six hours a day
A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits.
Corden hails US chat show reaction
James Corden has talked of the "overwhelming" reaction to his US late night talk show, saying he had feared a "terrible onslaught" of criticism.
Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.
Duo begin year-long space trip
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
Office workers 'too sedentary'
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
Fitness linked to lower cancer risk
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.
We can be best since 1958 - Coleman
Chris Coleman tells his players to prove they are the strongest Wales team for 57 years by qualifying for Euro 2016 after a 3-0 win in Israel.
Hamilton says Rosberg did not block
Lewis Hamilton - who starts on pole in Malaysia - denies Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg deliberately blocked him during qualifying.
The beast of the Danube
The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.
The men who uncovered Assyria
Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.
Couple marry in supermarket aisle
A couple marry in the Easter egg aisle of the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they shared their first date.
Nappy-wearing goat back with mum
A nappy-wearing sickly kid goat nursed back to health is now behaving "like a proper goat, not a dog" her owner says.
Kenya ministers suspended over graft
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.
Sri Lanka president's brother killed
The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.
Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
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.
Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
Israel to resume tax transfers to PA
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
An agreement is reached with the drug manufacturer GSK to provide a vaccine for meningitis B for all babies in the UK, the health secretary says.
Heads' threat to parents over gaming
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.
Retailers call for review of rates
Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.
Man charged following slavery raids
A man is charged with slavery and fraud offences following raids in Oxford.
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Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs
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A very Singaporean send-off
A very Singaporean farewell for Lee Kuan Yew
The man admired by presidents and warlords
The name admired by presidents and warlords
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Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua
Antigua sees revival of natural remedies
Immigrants drawn back to California
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