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Day in pictures: 4 March 2015

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:19
Images from around the world: 4 March

Crossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:18
How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:59
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Market Investigation.

Is another NHS scandal brewing?

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:52
The Morecambe Bay inquiry has chilling echoes of one into Stafford Hospital. So could there be another scandal happening elsewhere?

Alabama halts gay wedding licences

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:43
Alabama's Supreme Court orders its judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a federal ruling saying a ban is unconstitutional.

South Sudan hits out at UN sanctions

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:40
South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.

Lovers convicted of killing girl

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:40
A woman and her lover are convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter, who suffered 50 injuries at her London flat, in a cyber fantasy world death.

Sotherton's stolen gold medal found

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:39
A Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from the home of former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton is found.

Tipper truck deaths inquest opened

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:31
The inquest into the deaths of four people who died in a tipper truck crash in Bath is opened and adjourned.

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:30
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

Blurred Lines track made $16m profit

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:28
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.

Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:28
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.

Putin urges end to political murders

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Economy grows despite oil price drop

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:22
The Scottish economy will continue to pick up pace, despite the impact for the oil and gas industry of the lower oil price.

Tanzanians die in heavy floods

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:15
Flooding in north-western Tanzania has killed at least 38 people and left hundreds of others homeless, police tell the BBC.

'Blame fans' Hillsborough police told

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:15
An ex-police inspector tells the Hillsborough inquest officers were told to put the blame for the disaster on "drunken Liverpool supporters".

Cyclist escorted off M1 motorway

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:13
A cyclist is escorted off the M1 in Hertfordshire and given "words of advice" by police.

Man proposes with 8-tonne digger

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:10
A romantic road worker uses an eight-tonne digger to pop the question by writing his proposal with the heavy metal grab.

Court backs UK in euro trading case

Wed, 2015-03-04 01:55
The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.

Boston Marathon bomb trial to begin

Wed, 2015-03-04 01:51
The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, opens in the city shortly after exhaustive jury selection.