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UK's first legal high ban starts

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:23
The UK's first city-wide ban on taking legal highs in public places comes into force.

Coroner: Death Of Getty Oil Heir Most Likely Natural Causes, Accident

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:22

Andrew Getty's death appeared to be from natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's assistant said Tuesday, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene.

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Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:19
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.

Have England improved since the World Cup?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:57
Their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been flawless but Roy Hodgson's developing England have still to be tested against top-class opposition.

Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:46
Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious in her home.

VIDEO: Japan's confidence hit by tax hike

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:43
Business confidence in Japan flounders as last year's sales tax hike continues to hit sentiment.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:39
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.

Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:34
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Fold told to revise development plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:26
A housing association is told it must revise its proposal to redevelop the former Visteon factory site in west Belfast.

New Zealander Lundy guilty of murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:25
A New Zealand court finds Mark Lundy guilty for a second time of murdering his wife and daughter, after his first conviction was thrown out.

Nurses angry at transfers of elderly

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:23
A number of senior nurses in the Belfast Health Trust describe the out-of-hours transfer of frail, elderly patients between hospitals as an abuse of vulnerable adults.

VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:15
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Councils' meal service down by third

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:15
The number of meals being provided by council meals on wheels services has dropped by a third in five years, a BBC investigation finds.

Parties clash over Welsh economy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:10
Political parties clash over what they are offering the Welsh economy at an election debate in Llanelli.

Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:00
The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.

Are we tired of climate change talk?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 20:47
A story that once dominated the news seems to have dropped down the media agenda, so what lies behind the decline in coverage?

'Progress' in Iran nuclear talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 20:37
Russian and Iranian negotiators claim progress has been made over Iran's nuclear programme, as talks continue beyond a deadline for a deal.

Getty grandson found dead in LA home

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 20:08
Andrew Getty, the grandson of J Paul Getty and heir to the family fortune, has been found dead at home, his parents have confirmed.

Anwar Ibrahim denied royal pardon

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 20:02
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will remain in jail for sodomy after a request for a royal pardon is turned down.

China factory activity expands again

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 19:31
Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.