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VIDEO: 'Killed for speaking her mind'

Mon, 2015-03-23 05:55
The family of a young woman beaten to death in Afghanistan say the police did not do enough to protect her. The woman, Farkhunda, was killed by an angry mob after a mullah at a shrine in Kabul accused her of trying to burn the Koran.

VIDEO: Protester v MEP on UKIP pub protest

Mon, 2015-03-23 05:40
A protester who targeted the UKIP leader in a pub has claimed "our target was never Nigel Farage's family"

Day in pictures: 23 March 2015

Mon, 2015-03-23 05:16
Images from around the world: 19 March

King musical headed for big screen

Mon, 2015-03-23 05:11
Beautiful, the Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated musical about the early life of Carole King, is to be turned into a film by Sony Pictures.

Six Nations breaks BBC viewer record

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:58
A record-breaking peak audience of 9.63 million tuned in to watch England v France in Saturday's Six Nations decider.

The Ebola detectives

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:53
How experts in Liberia track every new carrier

VIDEO: Understanding Ebola: Live debate

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:51
Statistician Hans Rosling and the World Health Organization's Margaret Lamunu take part in a debate on fighting Ebola in West Africa.

Senegal ex-leader's son jailed

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:28
A court in Senegal sentences the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption.

Injured Lallana out of England squad

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:28
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.

Wheelchair robbers hit post office

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:26
Two armed robbers dressed as women, one pushing the other in wheelchair, raid a village post office

UK lack of cyber-insurance exposed

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:23
About 98% of large UK firms lack insurance that could help them recover from a serious cyber-attack, says a UK government report.

Kabul lynching: Hundreds protest

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:23
Hundreds of Afghans protest against the public lynching at the weekend of a woman accused of burning the Koran.

Boyle to host election comedy show

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:19
Controversial Scottish comic Frankie Boyle is to make a special programme for the BBC iPlayer about this year's general election.

VIDEO: Morrisons boss on rebuilding trust

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:13
The chairman of Morrisons says the major supermarkets have lost their way on pricing - and that customers have voted with their feet.

Longannet power station to close

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:12
The huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife will close early next year, BBC Scotland learns.

Preacher fined for homophobic sermon

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:08
Taunton street preacher, Michael Overd, is found guilty of delivering a homophobic sermon and ordered to pay compensation to his victim.

'Nazi hide-out' probed in Argentina

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:01
Archaeologists in Argentina are investigating whether ruined buildings in a remote nature reserve may have been built to hide Nazi officers.

Woman shot by masked intruders

Mon, 2015-03-23 03:55
A 47-year-old woman is shot in both legs after two men forced their way into her home on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Carlisle admits drink-driving charge

Mon, 2015-03-23 03:53
Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle pleads guilty at London's Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court to drink driving.

VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Economy explained

Mon, 2015-03-23 03:50
Ahead of Nigeria's presidential elections on 28 March, BBC Africa tells you what you need to know about Africa's biggest economy.