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Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:49:35 GMT

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.

Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:29:42 GMT

Tens of thousands line the streets in torrential rain in Singapore to see the funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

'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.

Heads' threat to parents over gaming
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:07:51 GMT

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.

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.

Kerry stays on for more Iran talks
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:53:10 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.

Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:29:50 GMT

A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22.

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.

Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

DUP could work with Tories or Labour
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:11:59 GMT

DUP leader Peter Robinson says his party could work with either Labour or the Conservatives if there was a hung parliament after the general election.

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.

Fears of Alps crash co-pilot
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:26:44 GMT

Some papers once again focus on revelations about the Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have brought down an airliner over the French Alps on Tuesday.

Africa's dreams shattered?
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:55:39 GMT

BBC Africa's Piers Edwards considers whether the new work permit rules for foreign players in England is all bad news for Africa.

The challenges of election polling
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:52:58 GMT

A look at the challenges facing pollsters during the 2015 general election.

A very Singaporean send-off
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:27:31 GMT

The BBC looks at some of the ways the city-state of Singapore and its people have paid tribute to founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:12:01 GMT

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.

Graphene light bulb set for shops
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT

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.

Dickens' desk saved for public view
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT

The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Vettel takes shock Malaysia win
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:52:11 GMT

Sebastian Vettel takes a stunning maiden victory for Ferrari, winning a straight fight with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in Malaysia.

Bale-inspired Wales look the real deal
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:11:57 GMT

Tactically astute, brilliant from Bale - why Wales' win in Israel is one of their best results of recent times.

Jonathan Brownlee wins in Auckland
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:52:22 GMT

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee wins the second race of the 2015 World Triathlon Series in Auckland, New Zealand.

'A female jockey can win National'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:54:20 GMT

Rider Katie Walsh on nearly making Grand National history and competing against the men at Aintree

Tuilagi out for season - Cockerill
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:44:34 GMT

Richard Cockerill says England and Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss the rest of the season with injury.

Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:54:41 GMT

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT

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.

What not to do on the campaign trail
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:51:20 GMT

As the general election campaign officially begins, here's a handy guide for would-be MPs on the pitfalls to avoid while on the campaign trail.

Where will 'winding up' Westminster lead?
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:04:38 GMT

Alex Salmond has been enjoying himself recently, doing what seems to come naturally, winding up Westminster.

Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:27:36 GMT

All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.

British medic declared free of Ebola
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:07 GMT

A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.

'Rise in child mental health issues'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:58:56 GMT

More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union's survey of education staff.

A-levels and GCSE subjects culled
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:39:13 GMT

Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.

Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:48:03 GMT

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.

Safari users win right to sue
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:12 GMT

Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:49:11 GMT

David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn 'atom smasher' buried under Geneva.

Duo begin year-long space trip
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Corden hails US chat show reaction
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:43:57 GMT

James Corden has talked of the "overwhelming" reaction to his US late night talk show, saying he had feared a "terrible onslaught" of criticism.

James Bond star denies racism
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:07:34 GMT

Sir Roger Moore, star of seven Bond movies, denies there was any implication of racism towards Idris Elba in a recent interview.

10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:15:38 GMT

How to make rice less calorific, and more news nuggets.

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:39:22 GMT

A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Four held after weapons found in car
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:44:30 GMT

Four men are arrested in north London as police find a gun, sword and a knife in the car they were travelling in.

Couple marry in supermarket aisle
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:22:41 GMT

A couple marry in the Easter egg aisle of the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they shared their first date.

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:13:59 GMT

Health Secretary Shona Robison confirms vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for babies in Scotland.

SNP will make change 'for all UK'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:10:42 GMT

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says her party will reform the "discredited Westminster system" for ordinary people, wherever they are in the UK.

Guns found in dissident search
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:27:11 GMT

Firearms, ammunition and improvised explosive devices are found by police in the Republic of Ireland investigating dissident republican activity.

EU exit 'would mean problems for NI'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:22:20 GMT

One of Northern Ireland's leading businessmen warns of 'major problems' for the local economy if the UK votes to leave the European Union.

UKIP pledges more funding for Wales
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:24:05 GMT

UKIP says it will "radically reform" the funding formula for the Welsh government's budget if it gets into power.

Spectator killed at Nurburgring race
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:50:44 GMT

A spectator is killed in a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough during an endurance race at the Nurburgring.

Kenya ministers suspended over graft
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:49 GMT

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.

Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:15:26 GMT

At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab

Sri Lanka president's brother killed
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:26:00 GMT

The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.

Czech tourists freed in Pakistan
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:47:38 GMT

Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says.

Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:35:35 GMT

The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

France votes in local elections
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:17:54 GMT

Parts of France head to the poll for local elections seen as a key barometer for the presidential vote in two years' time.

Rescued Chilean miner loses home
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:03:04 GMT

A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT

Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.

Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:37:32 GMT

Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.

Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:59:10 GMT

Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".

Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:12:42 GMT

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.

Olympic 400m runner Barnaby dies
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:19:38 GMT

Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby dies in a swimming accident on the Caribbean island of St Kitts, aged 24.

Your pictures: Docks
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:05 GMT

Readers' photographs on the theme of docks.

Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:40 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Kathmandu graffiti
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT

The walls of the Nepali capital come to life

Day in pictures: 27 March 2015
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:23 GMT

Images from around the world: 27 March

In pictures: I'm not voting because...
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:30:52 GMT

Denise Felkin's MA project

Photos give insight into 1960s life
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:52:44 GMT

A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales

In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:40:50 GMT

A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps

Day in pictures: 26 March 2015
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:09 GMT

Images from around the world: 26 March

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT

The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

VIDEO: Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew's legacy
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:53:29 GMT

Thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91.

VIDEO: Toddler sneaks out for a Slushie
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:39:49 GMT

A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia ventured out on her own in the early hours of the morning in search of a sweet drink.

VIDEO: Islamist rebels in Syria 'capture Idlib'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:55:32 GMT

Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports

VIDEO: 'We married in our local supermarket'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:27:36 GMT

A couple have married in the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they used to go on dates together.

VIDEO: Global sites go dark for Earth Hour
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:56:57 GMT

Landmarks across the globe have been switching off their lights as part of WWF's Earth Hour, as Alice Baxter reports

VIDEO: Life-saving knitters
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:16:30 GMT

An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.

VIDEO: Monitoring a ceasefire in Ukraine
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:15:44 GMT

International observers are in Ukraine to observe a ceasefire, but they say they do not have access to all border crossings.

VIDEO: Tech to help navigate Tokyo transport
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:39:27 GMT

How beacon technology can help you navigate Tokyo’s complicated public transport system.

Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:07:55 GMT

The six second solo that's been copied in 1,500 songs

What to expect when you're electing
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:47:28 GMT

What to expect when you're electing

The friends who sign up for jihad
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:48:26 GMT

The clusters of friends being drawn to jihad in Syria and Iraq

The man admired by presidents and warlords
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:10:18 GMT

The name admired by presidents and warlords

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:24:08 GMT

Trends of the week in 60 seconds

Go Figure: The week in numbers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:38:30 GMT

The week's big numbers, visualised

Immigrants drawn back to California
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:17:00 GMT

Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan

The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:30:03 GMT

The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device

Game of Thrones' factual fantasy
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:00:39 GMT

Games of Thrones' real-world parallels