Opposition wins Nigeria election

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.

Arkansas passes 'religion' bill

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.

Bloody end to Turkey hostage crisis

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say.

China building 'great wall of sand'

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.

Lufthansa knew of co-pilot depression

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

The Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz informed Lufthansa's flight school in 2009 of a "serious depressive episode", the airline says.

Deadline for Iran talks extended

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

US lifts Egypt weapons freeze

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.

EU milk quota system is abolished

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

Turkey hit by massive power cut

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A huge power cut hits dozens of provinces across Turkey for several hours, causing transport chaos.

Getty grandson found dead in LA home

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Andrew Getty, the grandson of J Paul Getty and heir to the family fortune, has been found dead at home, his parents have confirmed.

Evidence links China to GitHub attack

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.

Why more men than women tweet their politics

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Use of political hashtags in the UK seems to be dominated by men

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Over the past 24 hours, comedian Trevor Noah has gone from hero to villain after his tweets with racist and offensive jokes were unearthed.

VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

Do trade pacts threaten democracy?

Posted on Monday March 30, 2015

Do trade treaties that include investor-state dispute settlements as a right pose a threat to democracy from multinational companies?

Nigel Farage off to a low-tech start

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

How quaint / An American reporter on the trail of Nigel Farage

US raises prospect of Israel UN isolation

Posted on Tuesday March 31, 2015

Is Israel about to lose its American firewall at the United Nations in New York, asks Nick Bryant.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.