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More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero hours contracts.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:33 pm
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: March 31, 2015, 11:22 pm
Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:21 pm
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:06 pm
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: March 31, 2015, 11:04 pm
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:02 pm
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, which will mean cheaper flights for thousands of people who travel over 4,000 miles.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:01 pm
A huge power cut hits dozens of provinces across Turkey for several hours, causing transport chaos.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:50 pm
A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:44 pm
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:40 pm
The governor of Indiana is calling on lawmakers there to "fix" a controversial law meant to protect religious freedoms.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:14 pm
Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:06 pm
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Uddingston revisit the scene a week after the crime took place.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:06 pm
The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:59 pm
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: March 31, 2015, 9:56 pm
Belgium knock Wales off top spot in their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a narrow win over Israel.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:54 pm
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: March 31, 2015, 9:25 pm
Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:20 pm
Andy Murray reaches 500 career wins with victory over Kevin Anderson at the Miami Open, beating the South African 6-4 3-6 6-3.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:13 pm
The defence in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:09 pm
Wasps forward Nathan Hughes is banned for three weeks for "striking with the knee and/or shin" against Northampton.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:07 pm
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes, but Labour says it has been the "slowest recovery for 100 years".
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:04 pm
A woman who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre was an off-duty officer, police confirm.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 8:20 pm
The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 8:10 pm
Four people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 7:46 pm
A row over Castlereagh's Robinson leisure centre has led to a court battle between two councils on their last day of business.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 7:08 pm
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 7:03 pm
The RSPCA says it is looking after so many abandoned horses, donkeys and ponies that it cannot take in any more.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 6:28 pm
MPs remove Omar al-Hassi as head of Libya's Islamist-backed alternative government in Tripoli amid allegations of financial irregularities.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 6:28 pm
£135,000 was spent relocating water voles so work could begin dredging two Somerset rivers in 2014.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 6:21 pm
The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa are given to President Jacob Zuma.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:48 pm
Tottenham Hotspur says it has struck a private deal to buy disputed land for a proposed £400m football stadium.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:46 pm
How winds have been battering parts of Britain
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:33 pm
Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win the presidential election that President Goodluck Jonathan's failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:22 pm
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, the BBC brings you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:16 pm
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:09 pm
Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Posted: March 31, 2015, 5:00 pm
A man deliberately crashed his car off the M1 motorway to kill his wife because she wanted a divorce, a court hears.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:53 pm
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:39 pm
No disciplinary action was ever taken against the Hillsborough match commander for his "wicked lie" about the disaster, the inquests are told.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:39 pm
The first full day of campaigning
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:33 pm
Club and international games at Windsor Park, Belfast could be in doubt because of possible subsidence in the West Stand.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:24 pm
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:22 pm
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:05 pm
A new era is dawning for European dairy farmers as the EU lifts milk quotas, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 4:01 pm
A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 3:18 pm
A 33-year-old man admits killing an 11-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Glasgow's Maryhill area last November.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 2:42 pm
Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale takes part in the NBA's half-court challenge, testing his basketball shooting accuracy.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 2:34 pm
Residents of Buenos Aires woke up to empty streets on Tuesday as a one-day strike by transportation workers began.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 2:29 pm
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 2:27 pm
Plaid Cymru promises more cash for Welsh public services, an extra 1,000 medical jobs and to scrap taxes for 70,000 small businesses as it launches its general election manifesto.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 1:25 pm
Does the UK being a large net borrower from other states actually matter?
Posted: March 31, 2015, 1:20 pm
Models with a BMI of less than 18 could be fined or sent to prison, under legislation being considered by France.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:46 pm
Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:32 pm
Even though the public do not like it, politicians are bound to turn the election campaign personal, says Gavin Hewitt.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:27 pm
McDonald's plans to test all-day breakfast in the US. Why can't you buy an Egg McMuffin after 10:30?
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:49 am
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has asked for permission to end martial law, replacing it with new curbs.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:46 am
Poorer children 'have smaller brains' than their more prosperous counterparts, researchers from California have found.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:18 am
France's Senate rejects a planned 2013 law penalising people who pay for sex and decides to maintain the offence of soliciting.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 11:09 am
Rising numbers of new teachers are leaving the profession within a year of qualifying, says a teachers' union leader.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:46 am
Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara is sacked by Congress over allegations that the country's spy agency gathered information on thousands of Peruvians.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 10:19 am
Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire deal between the government and 16 rebel groups, which the UN says is "historic".
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:44 am
An airline passenger's touching handwritten letter thanking her pilots for taking her home is being shared across Twitter.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 9:15 am
One week on from the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps, the search for victims' remains intensifies.
Posted: March 31, 2015, 7:14 am
How Ebola still affects love lives and wallets
Posted: March 31, 2015, 2:44 am
How the Greek nude shaped the future
Posted: March 31, 2015, 1:41 am
The true story of this refugee girl's 'surrender'
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:59 am
The secret world of animated doll videos
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:58 am
The men who nearly died in a tank of melted chocolate
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:55 am
The man who gave his forgeries to museums - and fooled them
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:53 am
What drives candidates to spend months knocking on doors, when they know they have no chance of winning when polling day comes around?
Posted: March 31, 2015, 12:33 am
A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 11:45 pm
In a series looking at the war in Ukraine and the success of a truce signed last month in Minsk, Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov meet a villager still living by the frontline.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 11:12 pm
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 11:00 pm
Parliament is dissolved and the race for No 10 begins
Posted: March 30, 2015, 3:47 pm
How to make rice less calorific, and more news nuggets.
Posted: March 27, 2015, 5:15 pm
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Posted: March 27, 2015, 4:02 pm
Images from around the world: 27 March
Posted: March 27, 2015, 12:31 pm
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life
Posted: March 27, 2015, 9:08 am
Readers' photographs on the theme of docks.
Posted: March 26, 2015, 11:44 am
Denise Felkin's MA project
Posted: March 26, 2015, 4:30 am
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
Posted: March 25, 2015, 8:08 pm
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