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IS militants 'enter Damascus camp' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:07:53 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 15:43:28 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 15:47:31 GMT 
    Two armed attackers are shot in a raid on Istanbul's main police headquarters, reports from Turkey say.


Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:55:47 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.


Arkansas to rework 'religion law' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:59:24 GMT 
    The governor of Arkansas has called for changes to a "religious freedom" bill after a similar law in Indiana has drawn a firestorm of criticism.


'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".


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.


Palestinians join war crimes court 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:40:51 GMT 
    The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.


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 15:53:13 GMT 
    An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings.


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'.
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