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Iran nuclear talks enter final day 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:11:41 GMT 
    Intense negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme enter a final day in Switzerland, ahead of a deadline to reach a preliminary deal.

Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:13:15 GMT 
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.

Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued' 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:37:15 GMT 
    The governor of the US state of Indiana strongly defends a contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters.

Jay Z promotes music streaming brand 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:15:01 GMT 
    Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:54:47 GMT 
    A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.

Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:22 GMT 
    Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.

Mexico anger over crocodile shooting 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:41:58 GMT 
    A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun.

Indian monsoon's past analysed 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:59:45 GMT 
    Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.

One dead after shooting at NSA 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:05 GMT 
    Two people are being treated for injuries after an incident at the headquarters of the NSA outside of Washington.

Red Cross aid worker killed in Mali 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:22:18 GMT 
    A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says.

Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:41:58 GMT 
    Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.

VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT 
    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'? 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT 
    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 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT 
    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 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:24 GMT 
    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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