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Burundi dissident escapes from jail

March 2, 2015 - 2:10pm
Leading Burundian dissident, Hussein Radjabu, escapes from a prison where he was serving a 13-year term for plotting against the state.

Murder arrests in Becky Watts probe

March 2, 2015 - 2:05pm
Police arrest a man and woman on suspicion of murder in the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts.

France 'rebuked over smacking'

March 2, 2015 - 1:50pm
Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.

Afghan president sacks police chiefs

March 2, 2015 - 1:40pm
Twenty-seven senior Afghan police officers are sacked as part an anti-corruption drive by President Ashraf Ghani.

'No disrespect' in Netanyahu speech

March 2, 2015 - 1:30pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his upcoming speech to Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.

FBI sued for Boston bombing death

March 2, 2015 - 1:20pm
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.

Libya names Haftar as army chief

March 2, 2015 - 1:15pm
Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk names former controversial anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar as the new head of the national army.

Liverpool FC finances back in black

March 2, 2015 - 1:06pm
Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.

Namibia president wins $5m award

March 2, 2015 - 12:36pm
Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.

Liberia looks forward to end of Ebola

March 2, 2015 - 12:32pm
On the verge of achieving "a miracle" in Liberia

Harrington ends long wait for title

March 2, 2015 - 12:13pm
Padraig Harrington thinks he has rediscovered his "mental edge" after ending wait for a title in either the US or Europe.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

March 2, 2015 - 12:09pm
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.

Iraq moves against IS in Tikrit

March 2, 2015 - 11:41am
Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.

Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm

March 2, 2015 - 11:39am
Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral

What next for Russia's opposition?

March 2, 2015 - 11:33am
Does Nemtsov murder mark watershed for Russia opposition?

VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army?

March 2, 2015 - 11:23am
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?

VIDEO: Video captures fatal police shooting

March 2, 2015 - 11:23am
A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.

Sunderland win Brown red card appeal

March 2, 2015 - 11:15am
The FA rescinds Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card in his side's loss at Manchester United on Saturday.

Police surround Myanmar students

March 2, 2015 - 11:09am
Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.

Income-based bus fares in Seattle

March 2, 2015 - 11:06am
Seattle's transport system has introduced a ticketing system this week that charges riders based on their income.