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IS militants 'enter Damascus camp' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:06:28 GMT 
    Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.

Nigeria's 'democratic spirit' hailed 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:44:09 GMT 
    World leaders congratulate Muhammadu Buhari for winning Nigeria's presidential election and also hail a victory for democracy.

Alps crash video 'must be handed in' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:43:56 GMT 
    A lead investigator into the Germanwings crash calls for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities.

Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:14:37 GMT 
    Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.

Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:55:47 GMT 
    At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.

'Key issues' delay Iran nuclear deal 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:50:33 GMT 
    The UK says key issues still need to be tackled at talks on Iran's nuclear programme but agrees there is "a broad framework of understanding".

Kamal quits ICC after World Cup snub 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:38:18 GMT 
    Mustafa Kamal resigns as International Cricket Council president after being replaced as a prize-giver at the World Cup.

Palestinians join war crimes court 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:23:52 GMT 
    The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.

Getty heir found dead in LA home 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:38:20 GMT 
    Andrew Getty, the grandson of J Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the family fortune, is found dead at home, his parents confirm.

Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:56:11 GMT 
    A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Medieval graves found under college 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:26:18 GMT 
    One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England, containing about 1,300 remains, is discovered under St John's College.

Delays as planes 'clip each other' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:39:42 GMT 
    Two Ryanair planes scrape each other on the ground at Dublin airport, the airline confirms.

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: Hamas leader in Israel warning 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:54:49 GMT 
    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has said the election victory in Israel by Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party will lead to 'more extremism'.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:39:15 GMT 
    Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.
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