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Day in pictures: 27 March 2015

Fri, 2015-03-27 08:31
Images from around the world: 27 March

Work earlier in summer, says Japan PM

Fri, 2015-03-27 08:17
Japan's prime minister says people should start work earlier during summer months for a better work-life balance.

Putin still in fashion 15 years on

Fri, 2015-03-27 08:15
Fifteen years after his election, Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia is undeniable, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow.

Alps crash co-pilot 'hid illness'

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:53
German prosecutors say Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid details of an existing illness from his employers.

Royals visit Stephen Lawrence Centre

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:52
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the Stephen Lawrence Centre in south London.

Hamilton left 'heavily compromised'

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:50
Lewis Hamilton says his preparations for the Malaysian Grand Prix have been "heavily compromised" by reliability problems.

Boko Haram HQ in Nigeria 'retaken'

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:32
The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Flight chaos from Amsterdam power cut

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:19
Flights are diverted from Schipol airport after a major power cut hits Amsterdam and surrounding areas in the northwest of the Netherlands.

Oscars producers not back next year

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:14
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have produced the last three Academy Awards, will not be returning for next year's Oscars.

Labour to cap private profits in NHS

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:02
A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband will say as he launches the party's election campaign.

Top Gear: Tymon 'won't press charges'

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:53
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer physically and verbally attacked by Jeremy Clarkson, tells police he does not want to press charges.

Sex abuse 'cover-up' inquiry extended

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:48
An investigation is being held into alleged police corruption over child abuse inquiries involving UK public figures, the police watchdog says.

Baddeley holes 336-yard shot in Texas

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:47
Australia's Aaron Baddeley makes up for a poor tee shot on the 17th with a stunning recovery in San Antonio.

New China corruption task force

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:41
China announces a new multi-agency initiative called Sky Net to help bring to justice corrupt officials who have fled overseas.

Google loses bid over suing

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:27
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings

Yemen urges swift end to air strikes

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:50
Yemen's foreign minister says a "short, sharp" air campaign is needed against Houthi rebels who have forced the president to flee the country.

Is it possible to end global poverty?

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:29
The UN is expected to adopt the World Bank's ambitious target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Could we really see the end of poverty within a generation?

Richard III tomb to be unveiled

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:18
The public will be able to view King Richard III's sealed tomb for the first time later when Leicester Cathedral is reopened.

Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:16
Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.

Singapore advises against Lee queues

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:14
Singaporean authorities say the queue to view statesman Lee Kuan Yew lying in state is now nine hours long and urge people not to join.