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Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:29:19 GMT
Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed. 
Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:24:56 GMT
Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain. 
Australia crush NZ to win World Cup  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:08:01 GMT
Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground. 
Arab League to create military force  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:46:34 GMT
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats. 
Kerry stays on for more Iran talks  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:32:26 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry cancels a planned return to the US to stay in Switzerland as the Iran nuclear talks approach their deadline. 
Air Canada plane 'exits' runway  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:23:14 GMT
An Air Canada aeroplane landing at Halifax leaves the runway while landing at Halifax, but only minor injuries are reported. 
Nigeria voting continues after delays  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:15:55 GMT
Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election. 
Greece's creditors mull new reforms  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:08:46 GMT
Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds. 
'Threats' against BBC boss investigated  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:03:54 GMT
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear. 
Europol chief warns on encryption  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:38:11 GMT
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism. 
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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