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Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:19:09 GMT 
    The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.


'Progress' in Iran nuclear talks 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:37:25 GMT 
    Russian and Iranian negotiators claim progress has been made over Iran's nuclear programme, as talks continue beyond a deadline for a deal.


Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:46:44 GMT 
    Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious in her home.


Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:34:42 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.


Getty heir found dead in LA home 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:23:28 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.


China building 'great wall of sand' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:39:49 GMT 
    The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.


Arkansas passes 'religion' bill 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:43:52 GMT 
    The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.


Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:20 GMT 
    The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.


Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain' 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:01 GMT 
    Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.


'Alarming' rise in death sentences 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:51:06 GMT 
    Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.


US lifts Egypt weapons freeze 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:21 GMT 
    President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.


EU milk quota system is abolished 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:02:31 GMT 
    EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.


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.
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