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Talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program to peaceful purposes continue. An Iranian negotiator is quoted as rejecting the idea that Iran would sh...
Saudi-led airstrikes continue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. And as usual, there was no warning. Residents worry that soon the battle will move from the...
Saudi Arabia shares an 1,100-mile border with Yemen, a country quickly falling into anarchy. The Saudis have led airstrikes against rebel Houthi force...

World

BBC
A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack....
Deep space epic Interstellar leaves the competition earthbound at this year's Empire awards, taking off with three prizes including best film....
David Cameron is to tell voters they face a "stark choice" between him and Labour's Ed Miliband, as the election campaign officially gets under way....
Nigeria's election body is expected to announce the first results of Saturday's keenly contested presidential poll....
The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany....

Europe

BBC
David Cameron is to tell voters they face a "stark choice" between him and Labour's Ed Miliband, as the election campaign officially gets under way....
The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany....
Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialis...
The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage....
A man in his 50s is seriously injured after he was shot in the face in a north Belfast gun attack....

Canada

CBC
Canada's new ISIS mission will take us into a war zone that all our normal allies, save for the U.S., are steering well clear of — t...
The National Firearms Association is deleting questions posted to its Facebook page about why it pulled out of a committee looking at ...
A Montreal father is taking on Canada’s largest telecom, after Bell blacklisted his teenager’s phone — not because it was report...
Industry experts say the growing plethora of online written reviews, videos, and forums means that shoppers can now educate themselves...
Parents should stick with more precise metric measuring devices such as syringes instead of teaspoons to give children the correct dos...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Personal details of several world leaders were accidently shared by the Australian Immigration Department before the G20 summit in November last year....
Australian stocks tumble across the board, with Caltex plunging more than 9 per cent after global energy giant Chevron sold its 50 per cent stake in t...
New top-secret technology dubbed Google Maps for the body allows scientists to unlock how diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis work by zoo...

Middle East

BBC
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal....
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012....
Arab leaders meeting in Egypt have decided to act together to confront what they say are "unprecedented" threats facing the region, as Alan Johnston r...
The refugee who carried these shoes until he met his mother...
Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen and regional jihadist threats....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack....
Japan's fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off....
A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river....
Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week....
There is a sense of disappointment in the Indian media as stories of "betrayal and backstabbing" in the anti-corruption party AAP continue to dominate...

South-Asia

BBC
A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack....
Japan's fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off....
A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river....
Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week....
There is a sense of disappointment in the Indian media as stories of "betrayal and backstabbing" in the anti-corruption party AAP continue to dominate...

Business

BBC
The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany....
Asian shares get off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened trading week, with Chinese shares leading the region's gains on stimulus hopes....
The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage....
Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe....
What should we do with the Houses of Parliament?...
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