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Ten writers up for Man Booker prize

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:01
Ten writers - including four from Africa - are in the running to win the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.

Protests grow over Afghan lynching

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:58
More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week.

Alien plants 'no threat' to UK flora

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:52
A study suggests that non-native plant species do not pose a risk to native flora, as widely assumed, because negative impacts are limited to localised areas.

Day in pictures: 24 March 2015

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:47
Images from around the world: 24 March

Alps plane crash: What we know

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:42
A German A320 Airbus has crashed in the Alps in southern France. There were 142 passengers and six crew on board the plane, which was en route from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany.

Mandela's memoir to be published

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:39
A sequel to Nelson Mandela's 1995 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom is to be published next year.

'No permanent harm' from hacking

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:57
Phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers did not cause "permanent harm" to the eight people suing the firm, its lawyer tells the High Court.

Pietersen cleared for county return

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:57
Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is cleared for a return to county cricket after being released from his IPL contract.

Has Ebola focus led to other killer diseases being ignored?

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:45
The international focus on the Ebola outbreak has raised concern that other killer diseases like malaria and measles have been neglected, writes the BBC's Anne Soy.

China brings in square-dancing rules

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:39
Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".

Jennifer Lawrence ending X-Men role

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:22
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she won't play Mystique any more after X-Men: Apocalypse comes out next year.

Corden's TV debut praised in US

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:18
James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.

Airliner crashes in French Alps

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:52
A Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in the French Alps near Digne, French police and aviation officials say.

Eurozone business activity picks up

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:51
Business output in the eurozone grew at its fastest rate in nearly four years in March, a closely watched survey suggests.

China to regulate dancing grannies

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:44
People who gather to dance in China's public spaces will soon only be allowed to perform government-approved routines.

ADB expects 7.2% China growth in 2015

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:38
The Asian Development Bank says it expects China's economy to grow by 7.2% this year, which is faster than the target rate set by the country's officials.

On the Run letters 'damaged justice'

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:33
On the Run letters to Irish republicans saying they were not being sought by police "damaged criminal justice system," say MPs.

Netherlands horsemeat trial begins

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:17
A Dutch meat trader goes on trial accused of selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat as beef, during one of Europe's largest food scandals.

Family saga wins Folio book prize

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:07
Akhil Sharma wins the £40,000 Folio literary prize for his saga Family Life that took 13 years to write.

NZ beat SA in thriller to make final

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:02
Grant Elliott hits a six off the penultimate delivery to secure New Zealand's place in the World Cup final with a thrilling win.