article 31 March 2015 World, France
Germanwings crash: search continues for 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.

post 31 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog An Iran nuclear deal will have unpleasant consequences for the 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.

post 31 March 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Nick Clegg, 'Yoda' Ashdown and the future of coalitions

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg blazed a trail by forging a coalition partnership with the Tories. And despite the criticism he has received, he now seems at peace with himself.

article 31 March 2015 World, Malaysia
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.

article 30 March 2015 Politics
George Osborne interviewed by Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News
Cathy Newman by Is Osborne committed to extra £30bn for NHS by 2020?

Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News his party is committed to the NHS. Does that include the extra £30bn a year for the service by 2020 promised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt?

article 30 March 2015 World, Nigeria
Nigeria election 'too close to call'

Nigeria's presidential election is expected to be the closest since the 1999 poll, as the UN says Islamist group Boko Haram has been unable to disrupt the vote.

post 30 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: where has it gone wrong for George Osborne?

The Conservatives are putting their handling of the economy at the centre of the election battle. But not everything has gone according to plan.

post 30 March 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband courts business, David Cameron gets personal

Ed Miliband kicked off the first day of the election campaign by launching Labour's business manifesto, while David Cameron laid into the opposition leader on the doorstep of No.10.

article 30 March 2015 World, Italy
Raffaele Sollecito: life after Kercher murder acquittal

Italian Raffaele Sollecito says being acquitted of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher feels like "being born again".

post 30 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iran nuclear talks: another 36 hours to make harmony

The mood music coming out of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne may be positive, but there are more variations to be played through before a harmonious finale can be achieved.

post 30 March 2015
Read more on Liam's blog 60mph gales to start the week

The weather is going to stay lively for the next few days, with no intention of making a step in the direction of spring, let alone summer.

article 30 March 2015 UK, Bangladesh
Bangladesh: second blogger hacked to death

A blogger is brutally murdered by men with machetes in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka - the second attack in five weeks on an online critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority country.

article 30 March 2015 UK
David Cameron launches the general election campaign (Reuters)
Election campaign under way as parliament dissolved

The general election campaign has officially begun after the prime minister informed the Queen of the dissolution of parliament.

article 30 March 2015 UK
General election 2015: campaign begins today

One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades gets under way as parliament is dissolved - meaning every one of the 650 MPs elected in 2010 is officially out of a job.

article 29 March 2015 World, Iran
Yemen conflict: Arab League agree to joint military force

Arab leaders announce the formation of a unified regional force to counter security threats, as conflicts rage in countries such as Yemen and Libya.

post 29 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Nuclear deal: Netanyahu's call to halt 'Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis'

Diplomats are trying to decrease tension in Lausanne and put a brake on Iran's nuclear programme. The fear is what could happen if the talks fail.

article 29 March 2015 World, France
Germanwings crash: what we know so far about Andreas Lubitz

Rescue efforts to try to locate the second black box from the downed Germanwings plane continue, as more information is revealed about the co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing the airliner.

article 29 March 2015 Politics
Election 2015: is Labour heading for poll position?

Labour achieves a four-point lead, according to a new poll, following a televised grilling by Jeremy Paxman on Thursday night.

article 28 March 2015 UK
Hunt grilled: could the Tories really afford a 24/7 NHS?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the Conservatives are making "good progress" towards better NHS availability as David Cameron promises a 24/7 health service.

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