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- Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:36:50 GMT
- The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.
- Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:20 GMT
- Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
- Harrison Ford injured in plane crash Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:09:49 GMT
- US actor Harrison Ford is in a "fair to moderate condition" after crashing a small plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles.
- PLO ends Israel security assistance Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:41:19 GMT
- The Palestinian Liberation Organisation ends security co-operation with Israel which dates back to the 1993 Oslo Accords.
- 'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:49:51 GMT
- Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 64 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
- Top US circus to end elephant act Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:42:54 GMT
- The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
- Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:01 GMT
- A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State forces about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.
- Boston victim 'spotted bomber’ Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:05:13 GMT
- A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.
- Film-maker defends India rape film Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:09:09 GMT
- A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
- ECB raises eurozone growth forecast Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:45:18 GMT
- The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, and says it will begin its quantitative easing programme next week.
- Plane skids off New York runway Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:26:52 GMT
- A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
- Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:54:00 GMT
- Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.
- VIDEO: Inside Mexican drug lord's cave hideout Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:21:54 GMT
- The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.
- VIDEO: US circus group to stop using elephants Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:27:31 GMT
- One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.
- VIDEO: Software designs robotic solutions Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:34:31 GMT
- The latest in robotics including software which can design electronics to solve problems