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  • 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.

  • 31 March 2015

    Saudi-led coalition planes have pounded rebels in Yemen for a sixth day, for the first time using ships to bomb the rebel-held airport and outskirts of the port city Aden.

  • 31 March 2015

    The defence case has started in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as his lawyers tried to show his older brother masterminded the plan to detonate pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line.

  • 31 March 2015

    Burma's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the wording of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

  • 30 March 2015

    Today one of the most memorable Parliaments of the last few decades will be dissolved.

  • 29 March 2015

    A fifth Kenyan government minister has left her post, three days after President Uhuru Kenyatta said officials cited in a report by an anti-corruption watchdog should step aside pending investigation.

  • 29 March 2015

    Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt have announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.