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Germanwings crash: Counting the cost

9 hours 13 min ago
Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?

10 things we didn't know last week

9 hours 22 min ago
What kitchen strategy makes rice less fattening?

US gives permit to rhino hunter

9 hours 37 min ago
A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.

Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor

9 hours 54 min ago
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.

Ukraine top official to be released

10 hours 3 min ago
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.

Israel to resume tax transfers to PA

10 hours 8 min ago
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.

Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015

10 hours 35 min ago
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Love blooms for rival Russian MPs

10 hours 46 min ago
Two Russian MPs from different political parties get married after falling in love in parliament.

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

11 hours 5 min ago
A promise by the Greens to bring science funding up to 1% of GDP differs from the statements offered by six party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

11 hours 40 min ago
A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.

US Senate's Harry Reid to retire

11 hours 49 min ago
The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.

Court quashes reporter's conviction

11 hours 55 min ago
An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has their conviction quashed.

'Two killed' in Somali capital blast

12 hours 1 min ago
At least two people killed in blast near hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell BBC.

Duo ready for one year in space

12 hours 6 min ago
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are about to undertake a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' art

12 hours 16 min ago
Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis.

British medic declared free of Ebola

12 hours 20 min ago
A UK female military medic who tested positive for Ebola is being discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London after being declared free of the virus.

'Several missing' after NYC fire

12 hours 41 min ago
Several people are thought to be missing after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse, with fires still smouldering.

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014

12 hours 43 min ago
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.

Richard III tomb goes on display

12 hours 47 min ago
The sealed tomb of King Richard III is unveiled after a service in Leicester Cathedral.

Pietersen could 'tear apart' England

12 hours 55 min ago
Bringing back Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team, says former Australia coach John Buchanan.