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Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 7:14 pm

Opposition wins Nigeria election

Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 7:06 pm

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 7:00 pm

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:51 pm

Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero hours contracts.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:33 pm

VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:22 pm

Deadline for Iran talks extended

Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:21 pm

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:06 pm

Care system 'gets biggest shake-up'

Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:04 pm

EU milk quota system is abolished

EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 6:02 pm

Turkey hit by massive power cut

A huge power cut hits dozens of provinces across Turkey for several hours, causing transport chaos.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 5:50 pm

Bloody end to Turkey hostage crisis

A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 5:44 pm

Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands

Portugal rest captain Cristiano Ronaldo and suffer a shock defeat at home to African side Cape Verde Islands.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 5:21 pm

Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates'

The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 4:59 pm

US lifts Egypt weapons freeze

President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 4:56 pm

Indiana to 'fix' law on religion

The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to "fix" a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry by the end of this week.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 4:25 pm

Italy 1-1 England

Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 4:20 pm

Boston bombing defence finishes

The defence in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 4:09 pm

Amazon launches home ordering kit

In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 3:38 pm

Woman in fatal bus crash was officer

A woman who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre was an off-duty officer, police confirm.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 3:20 pm

Nigel Farage off to a low-tech start

An American reporter on the trail of Nigel Farage

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 3:13 pm

Lufthansa knew of co-pilot depression

The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 3:10 pm

Fatal storms hit northern Europe

Four people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 2:46 pm

Evidence links China to GitHub attack

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 2:03 pm

Libya Tripoli-based Islamist PM fired

MPs remove Omar al-Hassi as head of Libya's Islamist-backed alternative government in Tripoli amid allegations of financial irregularities.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 1:28 pm