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US museum group bans selfie stick 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMT 
    The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.


Erdogan fined for statue insult 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:25:52 GMT 
    Turkey's president is fined for making disparaging remarks about a statue in 2011.


Nigeria mob victim 'not bomber' 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:31:44 GMT 
    A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family.


China premier unveils economic goals 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:53:50 GMT 
    China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.


Ukraine parliament backs bigger army 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:11:34 GMT 
    Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.


Brazil raises rates to six-year high 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:56:03 GMT 
    Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.


Iran 'frees envoy held in Yemen' 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:37:18 GMT 
    An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen for more than 18 months has been freed following an intelligence operation, officials in Iran say.


'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:15:27 GMT 
    US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after finding widespread racial bias.


Cameron scared of TV debates - rivals 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:03:42 GMT 
    David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as he puts forward proposals for a seven-way debate instead.


Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:30:32 GMT 
    A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.


Facebook boast traps Tesco robber 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:23:29 GMT 
    A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.


Man in court on Becky murder charge 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:03:51 GMT 
    Nathan Matthews, stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, appears in court charged with her murder.


In pictures: Cape Town wildfires 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:59:27 GMT 
    Blazes on the outskirts of Cape Town


Day in pictures: 4 March 2015 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:19:05 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 4 March


Your pictures: Adventure 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:07:41 GMT 
    Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure
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