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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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by Should Israel and Hamas be investigated for war crimes?

As Palestine joins the International Criminal Court, what next for the region? Both sides stand accused of committing war crimes in last years conflict.

article 01 April 2015 World, Syria
Islamic State fighter in al-Zayn
Syria crisis: Islamic State gains ground in Damascus

Islamic State fighters take control of large parts of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus - a sign that the brutal jihadi group's is trying to open a new front in the Syrian capital.

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Read more from Geoff White on Technology Does Facebook really know all about you?

Facebook allows you to see why it's sending you the ads it selects for you. But just how accurate is the world's best-informed social network?

article 01 April 2015 World, Yemen
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Yemen: factory worker deaths 'linked to deadly air strike'

At least 25 people are killed in a blast at a dairy factory in Yemen's Hodaida port, medical sources say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.

article 01 April 2015 Politics
Ed Miliband with David Cameron and Nick Clegg (Reuters)
Election 2015: who do the pundits think will win?

With just under five weeks to go to the general election, who do the forecasters think will be left holding the keys to Downing Street?

article 01 April 2015 UK
Murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler (police handout)
Policeman who leaked Milly Dowler details to Sun jailed

Former Surrey Police constable Simon Quinn is jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office.

article 01 April 2015 UK
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Ukip: Pupils 'brainwashed' by EU colouring-in books

Ukip says a proposed British referendum on membership of the European Union should not be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds because of heavily funded pro-EU "propaganda".

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Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog The Rolex ticks at Iran nuclear talks

Geneva, under UN auspices, was the Iranians choice to hold talks, but what about the date? With a deadline of midnight 31 March a new danger arose: the April Fool's Agreement.

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
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'I'm on a zero hours contract - it's a nightmare'

"Pamela" cares for vulnerable people - she's done so for 25 years. For the last three-and-a-half, she's also been on a zero hours contract. This, in her words, is what it's like.

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?

article 01 April 2015 World, Iraq
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Death sentence: alarming global rise in capital punishment

A mentally-ill British grandfather is among more than 19,000 people on death row in Pakistan, according to human rights group Amnesty International.

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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?

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