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  • 1 April 2015

    Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power after becoming the first politician in Nigeria's history to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box.

  • 1 April 2015

    Turkey's justice minister has said two hostage takers who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to hunt down the "dark forces" responsible, after all three were killed in a police rescue attempt.

  • 1 April 2015

    Argentine prosecutors have again pushed for a conspiracy investigation against President Cristina Fernandez in the second appeal of a court decision that cleared her of trying to block the inquiry into a deadly 1994 bombing.

  • 1 April 2015

    Lufthansa's chief executive has said it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week.

  • 1 April 2015

    Iraqi security forces have battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State (IS) militants in Tikrit and are close to gaining full control of the city, the country's interior minister said.

  • 1 April 2015

    The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, has died a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.

  • 31 March 2015

    Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared an election victory for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.

  • 31 March 2015

    A Singapore teenager who criticised Lee Kuan Yew on social media soon after the former leader's death has been arrested and will be charged with making "insensitive and disparaging" comments about Christians.