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Pressure builds on key Yemen city 
  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:39:45 GMT 
    Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city from forces loyal to the president.


Russian trawler sinks with 54 dead 
  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:01:01 GMT 
    A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 54 confirmed dead and 15 still missing in freezing seas.


'Sharp rise' in foreign fighters 
  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:21:27 GMT 
    A UN report says that more than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.


US senator charged with corruption 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:26:05 GMT 
    A top US senator, Democrat Bob Menendez, is charged with 14 counts of corruption but dismisses the accusations as false.


Strict water limits for California 
  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:36:09 GMT 
    The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought.


US teachers in mass cheating scandal 
  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:11:23 GMT 
    Eleven former school teachers and administrators are convicted of falsifying students' test scores in Atlanta, Georgia.


Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:16:03 GMT 
    The Iraqi government declares what it says is a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit after a month-long siege.


IS militants 'enter Damascus camp' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:51:16 GMT 
    Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.


Thai government replaces martial law 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:26:17 GMT 
    Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.


Gun attack on Istanbul police HQ 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:13:13 GMT 
    Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul's police HQ, the city's governor says.


Further delay to Iran nuclear deal 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:05:02 GMT 
    Talks on Iran's nuclear programme will overrun to at least Thursday morning, two days after the original deadline, the US says.


Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic' 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:11:05 GMT 
    Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.


VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT 
    Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".


VIDEO: Latest pictures of Alps crash site 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:15:02 GMT 
    French authorities have released further footage of the Germanwings plane crash site, as recovery work continues.


VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:39:15 GMT 
    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.
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