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Algeria hostage deaths 'unlawful'

February 26, 2015 - 3:06pm
Seven British men who died in the 2013 Algerian hostage crisis were "unlawfully killed", the judge in an inquest into their deaths says.

Canadian court keeps oath to Queen

February 26, 2015 - 3:01pm
Canada's Supreme Court rejects a move to scrap the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the UK monarchy.

Deadly bombs at Nigeria bus stations

February 26, 2015 - 2:58pm
Suicide bomb attacks kill at least 32 people in northern Nigeria, as the wave of violence from Boko Haram continues.

VIDEO: Banksy artwork on streets of Gaza

February 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
Street artist Banksy has secretly travelled to Gaza where he produced a range of murals as part of a new documentary.

Ghana to receive $1bn loan from IMF

February 26, 2015 - 2:14pm
Ghana has secured a $1bn loan from the International Monetary Fund that could stabilise its troubled economy.

World number 1,555 leads Joburg Open

February 26, 2015 - 2:06pm
Nic Henning, the joint lowest-ranked golfer on the professional tour, shoots a course record 62 to lead in South Africa.

Charity boss jailed for Kenya abuse

February 26, 2015 - 1:56pm
A UK charity boss who abused Kenyan street children he lured to his home is jailed for more than 17 years.

VIDEO: What is 'car park pimping'?

February 26, 2015 - 1:08pm
For the BBC's Best Nightclub in Africa series, Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu travels to Botswana to see how restrictive alcohol laws have affected the music scene.

Afghans in frantic avalanche search

February 26, 2015 - 1:02pm
Afghan rescuers are searching for dozens of people believed to be trapped under snow after a series of avalanches that killed at least 187 people.

Net neutrality rules passed by FCC

February 26, 2015 - 1:01pm
The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.

China in temporary ivory import ban

February 26, 2015 - 1:00pm
China imposes a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa.

Litvinenko inquiry shown CCTV footage

February 26, 2015 - 12:50pm
CCTV footage of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko before he is said to have been given a fatal dose of poison is shown at an inquiry into his death.

McLaren's testing troubles continue

February 26, 2015 - 12:49pm
Jenson Button manages just seven laps as car problems dog McLaren on the first day of the final pre-season test.

Man found with bomb-making equipment

February 26, 2015 - 12:29pm
A former Syrian doctor admits having a hoard of explosive ingredients and instructions on how to prepare bombs in Edinburgh.

VIDEO: Avalanches kill 150 in Afghanistan

February 26, 2015 - 12:24pm
Officials in Afghanistan say at least 150 people have died after a series of devastating avalanches.

Deadly bombing at Nigeria bus station

February 26, 2015 - 12:17pm
Two suicide bombers kill at least 15 people at a bus station in north-east Nigeria, witnesses say, as the wave of violence from Boko Haram continues.

Savile 'abused 63 people at hospital'

February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the only formal complaint was ignored, a report finds.

Kenyan boys recall sex abuse in Gilgil

February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
Kenyan street kids recall abuse by British charity worker

'Vandals' cut off Arizona internet

February 26, 2015 - 11:37am
Police in Arizona are investigating a data cut that disrupted internet and telephone service across northern Arizona for much of Wednesday.

'Vandals' cut off Arizona internet

February 26, 2015 - 11:37am
Police in Arizona are investigating a data cut that disrupted internet and telephone service across northern Arizona for much of Wednesday.