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  1. Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, named as Andreas Lubitz, intentionally started the plane's descent before it crashed into the French Alps, officials say.
  2. Leaders grilled in election special

    Wealth creation is "incredibly important", Labour leader Ed Miliband says as he sets out his election pitch in front of a live studio audience.
  3. Downton Abbey to end after six series

    The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers announce.
  4. Court allows Charles letters release

    The Supreme Court says letters by Prince Charles to government departments can be published, after a campaign by the Guardian newspaper.
  5. Richard III reburial service held

    A service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury to mark the reburial of King Richard III, takes place at Leicester Cathedral.
  6. First Europe non-beating heart swap

    Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.
  7. 23 people in hospital after bus crash

    Twenty-three people are in hospital after a coach carrying dozens of passengers overturns on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll.
  8. Bid to change Speaker rules defeated

    A government bid to change the rules on electing Commons speakers - seen by Labour as an attempt to oust John Bercow - is defeated.
  9. Student cleared of terror attack plan

    Law student Erol Incedal is cleared at the Old Bailey of planning a terrorist attack, after a trial conducted mostly in secret.
  10. Yemen leader Hadi enters Saudi Arabia

    Yemen's President Hadi arrives in the Saudi capital Riyadh, as Saudi Arabia continues air strikes against Shia Houthi rebels.
  11. Rotherham police probe expanded

    The police watchdog says it is investigating complaints against 42 South Yorkshire Police officers over the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
  12. Building collapses in New York blast

    Emergency services are on the scene of a major fire and partial building collapse in New York City.
  13. Getting ready for the mission to Hell

    Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous ventures.
  14. Why have Osborne and Balls neutered themselves?

    Tories and Labour have in effect made it impossible for a new government to boost the tax rates for taxes that raise 75% of all Treasury revenue. Is this reckless?
  15. Lee Kuan Yew: How will Asia remember him?

    The BBC's South East Asia correspondent examines the legacy of the Singaporean statesman in the wider region.
  16. 400 pensioners return fuel payment

    Only about 400 well-off pensioners have returned their winter fuel allowance, despite a minister's appeal.
  17. Zoo's panda artificially inseminated

    The female giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo is artificially inseminated and keepers confirm natural mating will be attempted.
  18. Joan Collins made a dame by prince

    Actress Joan Collins says becoming a dame had "never even crossed her mind" as she receives the accolade from the Prince of Wales for services to charity.
  19. France 1-3 Brazil

    Brazil record their seventh win since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they come from behind to beat France in Paris.
  20. F1 competition is fair - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton on his winning start, why equalising F1 engines would be unfair, Alonso's return - and Jeremy Clarkson.
  21. Bedene to represent Great Britain

    Great Britain will have two men in the world's top 100 as Aljaz Bedene's passport application is successful.
  22. Rooney wary of building up Kane

    England captain Wayne Rooney has warned against putting too much pressure on fellow striker Harry Kane.
  23. VIDEO: BBC makes blooper over Clarke 'sex'

    Australia captain Michael Clarke is inadvertently asked about sex by a BBC Sport journalist following his side's World Cup semi-final win over India.
  24. Airlines change cockpit procedures

    Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.
  25. FTSE slides 1.4% as oil prices jump

    The London stock market falls as investors react to a jump in oil prices following airstrikes by Saudi Arabia on rebel targets in Yemen.
  26. Where is the inspiration in this election?

    Mark Mardell asks whether a lack of passion, vision and big ideas among campaigning politicians is a result of cowardice or humility.
  27. Election 2015: How close are you to the political centre?

    The centre-ground of politics is the place where elections are won - take the quiz to find out how close you are to the current political centre.
  28. DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

    The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
  29. Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'

    The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle sharing programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state.
  30. Homeless children at six-year high

    The number of children living in temporary accommodation in England is at a six-year high, according to official figures.
  31. Schools 'facing big budget cuts'

    Schools in England will have less to spend per pupil over the next five years, no matter who wins the election, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  32. PayPal fined for illegal payments

    PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
  33. Tinder prank 'tricked flirting men'

    After a series of men on Tinder were reportedly tricked into flirting with each other, an expert attacks the app's security.
  34. Dark matter flits through collisions

    A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
  35. Drones bounce back from collisions

    Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.
  36. Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

    Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.
  37. Clarkson return 'not ruled out'

    BBC creative director Alan Yentob says he would not rule out Jeremy Clarkson making a return to the BBC in the future.
  38. Caption Challenge: Dinosaur hang-out

    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
  39. How are cockpit doors locked?

    How would the cockpit doors on the crashed Germanwings Airbus have been secured?
  40. Lib Dem held over child sex claims

    A parliamentary candidate is suspended by the Liberal Democrats after he was was arrested over child sex abuse allegations.
  41. Killed pig's owner lodges complaint

    A man prosecuted for failing to look after his pet pig lodges a complaint against the RSPCA for putting it down.
  42. Oil firms to cut hundreds of jobs

    Oil giants Shell and Taqa announce plans to cut hundreds of North Sea jobs, citing "challenging" times for the industry.
  43. Baby attacker jailed for seven years

    A man who admitted assaulting a five-week old baby boy, leaving him blind and brain damaged, is jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
  44. Cake denial 'made man feel unworthy'

    A man tells a court in Belfast that a bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan in support of gay marriage made him "feel like a lesser person".
  45. Series of attacks linked to the UDA

    Police believe loyalists linked to the UDA may have been involved in a series of paramilitary attacks in north Antrim including the murder of Brian McIlhagga in Ballymoney in January.
  46. Misconduct case for Watkins police

    The police watchdog says two detectives who worked on the child abuse investigation into Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins have a misconduct case to answer.
  47. Stepson jailed for life for murder

    The stepson of a Monmouthshire poet is jailed for life for her murder.
  48. Nigeria rivals sign peace accord

    Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.
  49. US issues Uganda attack warning

    The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.
  50. First arrests in India nun rape case

    Indian police make their first arrests in the case of an elderly nun who was raped in West Bengal, sparking outrage.
  51. Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse

    At least 14 workers are killed and about 30 are injured when scaffolding collapses at a building site in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province.
  52. Asylum claims 'highest for 22 years'

    The UN's refugee agency says the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries rose by 45% in 2014, with Germany receiving the most claims.
  53. Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

    At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.
  54. Flooding hits Chile desert region

    Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world - Chile's Atacama desert - leave two people dead and 24 missing, officials say.
  55. Peruvian mudslide emergency declared

    A state of emergency is declared in the Peruvian town of Chosica after it was engulfed by mud and rocks during heavy rain on Monday.
  56. Shia militias 'in Tikrit pullback'

    A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militias in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.
  57. Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'

    Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.
  58. US soldier 'plotted to support IS'

    A US soldier and his cousin are arrested and charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State, the Department of Justice says.
  59. Oklahoma race chant student ‘sorry’

    A university student in Oklahoma who led a videotaped racist chant that caused a national uproar has apologised.
  60. Day in pictures: 26 March 2015

    Images from around the world: 26 March
  61. In pictures: I'm not voting because...

    Denise Felkin's MA project
  62. Photos give insight into 1960s life

    A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales
  63. In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes

    A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps
  64. In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One

    Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers
  65. Day in pictures: 25 March 2015

    Images from around the world: 25 March
  66. The big lives of women with small feet

    The last remaining women in China who had their feet bound
  67. Your pictures: Signs of Spring

    Readers' photographs on the theme of signs of Spring
  68. VIDEO: Treasury Committee

    The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.
  69. VIDEO: 'Germanwings co-pilot started descent'

    Marseille's public prosecutor Brice Robin says the co-pilot took control of the Germanwings Airbus 320 plane crash and started its descent.
  70. VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'

    Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".
  71. VIDEO: Clarkson: 'Leave the producer alone'

    Jeremy Clarkson has said that he wants people to stop blaming the producer he hit for his departure from Top Gear.
  72. VIDEO: King Richard III laid to rest

    King Richard III's body is laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral, marked by a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  73. VIDEO: Tearful MP is clapped in the Commons

    Conservative MP Charles Walker is clapped by Labour MPs after claiming he has been "played like a fool".
  74. VIDEO: Quad bike teen 'lucky to be alive'

    A teenage boy who rode a quad bike the wrong way into oncoming traffic in Liverpool is "lucky to be alive", police say.
  75. VIDEO: The widowed sisters of IS

    Zahra and Salma Halane are teenage twins from Manchester, who travelled to join Islamic State in the summer of 2014. Their husbands have died, but they continue to spread IS propaganda on social media.
  76. VIDEO: Bercow: I am not going anywhere

    The Speaker tells MPs that he is in the chair and is "intending to remain in the chair" in the House of Commons
  77. Tracking Britain's jihadists

    The stories behind those who back IS
  78. Secret trial: Six unanswered questions

    The semi-secret trial of Erol Incedal and six unanswered questions
  79. Erol Incedal: The trial we couldn't report

    Erol Incedal and the trial we couldn't report
  80. Top Gear: Who will replace Clarkson?

    Who will replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear?
  81. What are the Designs of the Year?

    Is this car the best design of 2015?
  82. Is lunch an an economic indicator?

    What a chicken sandwich tells us about our financial health
  83. Saving Gaza's only grand piano

    Reviving the only concert piano in a territory of 1.8m people
  84. Why are people so mean online?

    Why do we continue to be so mean online?
  85. Australia's Norfolk Island faces fight for independence

    Australian island that won't give up independence without a fight
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