article 01 April 2015 UK
Over 100 business leaders declare Tory support
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Some of the UK's top business chiefs write an open letter saying a Labour government would "threaten jobs", as Ed Miliband commits to regular worker contracts after 12 weeks.

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article 01 April 2015 World, Israel
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Gaza man 'tricked' into selling valuable Banksy artwork

A Palestinian man claims to have been "tricked" into selling a valuable Banksy painting, daubed on the door to his ruined home, for just 700 Israeli shekels (£120).

article 01 April 2015 UK
Children playing in the street (courtesy London Play)
What stops children playing in the streets these days?

Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he wants to return to a time when children played football in the streets in the evening. But what is stopping them playing there now?

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Read more on Liam's blog This is what a 160mph super typhoon looks like from space

When it comes to weather, there are times when only the view from space can illustrate just how amazing atmospheric phenomena can be.

article 01 April 2015 World, France
A member of the recovery team searches through crash debris on the mountainside (Reuters)
Germanwings crash: 'video found' of plane's final moments

A German newspaper reports that it has seen mobile phone footage shot by a passenger showing the final seconds of the Germanwings Airbus A320 before it crashed into the French Alps.

article 01 April 2015 World, United States
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US lifts weapon export ban on Egypt

The US removes its restriction on supplying military equipment to Egypt, which was imposed when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago.

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Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Iran nuclear deal: the final scene set as deadline looms

Politics as much as scientific detail will dictate in the next three months whether a nuclear deal with Iran will be the crowning glory of Barack Obama's presidency.

article 31 March 2015 World, Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari, winner of Nigeria's presidential election
by Did Boko Haram win Nigeria's election for Muhammadu Buhari?

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in part owes his election victory to Boko Haram, a group that tried to assassinate him, Channel 4 News analysis shows.

article 31 March 2015 World
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Yemen: a war with many fronts and many forces

Why have Yemen's rebel Houthis sided with the country's former president, who for so long fought them, against the current government? And how are the Islamic State group and Iran involved?

article 31 March 2015 UK
George Osborne makes a pizza (Getty Images)
Labour scornful of Osborne's good news 'topping'

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats claim credit for today's news of a 2.8 per cent rise in economic output. But Labour is dismissive, saying this is still the slowest recovery in 100 years.

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Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: has the mental health budget been cut?

Ministers insist the government has not cut spending on mental health services. So where is the evidence?

article 31 March 2015 UK
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Plaid Cymru: can they emulate the SNP? - key questions

The national party for Wales has so far failed to spark a "Plaid surge" to mimic its nationalist counterparts, the Scottish National Party - so is Election 2015 the moment Plaid Cymru comes of age?

article 31 March 2015 World
Washington DC care chase
Washington DC police hurt in dramatic car chase

Three officers are injured in a car chase in Fairfax, outside Washington DC, involving a woman in a silver pick-up truck.

article 31 March 2015 UK
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Labour's immigration mug: changing Britain for the better?

Ed Balls insists that he will buy a Labour immigration mug, despite attacks from within the party over its "shameful" message promising controls and restrictions.

article 31 March 2015 World, France
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Germanwings crash: search for the second black box

Recovery teams in the French Alps build a new road to access the wreckage and remains of the Germanwings crash, as 80 different strands of victims' DNA are identified.

article 31 March 2015 Culture
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Jay Z's Tidal wave: the battle for streaming supremacy

Artists backing Jay Z's launch of online music streaming service Tidal say they are launching a revolution in music - but not everyone is happy.

post 31 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iran nuclear deal could have unintended consequences for US

For the Saudis, Iran - not Islamic State - is the greatest danger in the Middle East. So nuclear détente between Iran and the US will not be cost-free.

article 31 March 2015 UK
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E-cigarettes: why are young people vaping?

One in five teenagers has used e-cigarettes, a large-scale study finds. So what makes them so appealing to young people.

article 31 March 2015 World, Malaysia
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Borneo student killings: fishmonger convicted of murder

A man is found guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo, after both were stabbed in a bar.

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