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IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:01:24 GMT
Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say. 
Nigeria victor issues Boko Haram vow  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:35:10 GMT
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election Muhammadu Buhari vows that militants Boko Haram will "soon know the strength of our collective will". 
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. 
Thai government replaces martial law  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:26:17 GMT
Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping. 
Gun attack on Istanbul police HQ  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:13:13 GMT
Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul's police HQ, the city's governor says. 
Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:05:25 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". 
Wives fill Indian boardroom quotas  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:48:49 GMT
Some of India's richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law. 
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. 
China cracks down on explicit anime  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:16:39 GMT
China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online. 
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. 
Holborn fire causes mass evacuation  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:34:21 GMT
An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled. 
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: Latest pictures of Alps crash site  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:15:02 GMT
French authorities have released further footage of the Germanwings plane crash site, as recovery work continues. 
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'.