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South Africa power chairman quits

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:51
The chairman of South Africa's power utility resigns following calls for him to be sacked over allegations of interfering with operations.

Honda invests £200m in UK plant

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:38
Car maker Honda announces it is to invest £200m in its UK plant - a year after it cut hundreds of jobs due to falling sales.

Spanish police probe UK couple deaths

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:25
Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of British couple Peter and Jean Tarsey, both 77, who were found dead with bullet wounds in a village near Benidorm.

B&Q set to close about 60 stores

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:12
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.

97 mph winds batter parts of Wales

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:10
Winds of up to 97mph hit parts of Wales as motorists are warned to expect difficult conditions on the roads.

Ants in space grapple with zero-g

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:09
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.

VIDEO: Disability village 'under threat'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:24
The village of Botton in North Yorkshire has been home to people with learning disabilities for 60 years, but there are claims that the community could be under threat.

Fifteen killed in Kashmir landslide

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:18
At least 15 people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.

Depp injury delays Pirates filming

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:16
Filming on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is delayed until 15 April as star Johnny Depp continues to recover from a hand injury.

African comedian replaces Jon Stewart

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:16
Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.

VIDEO: Alps crash site search intensifies

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:14
One week on from the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps, the search for victims' remains intensifies.

Plaid 'needs to convince voters'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:01
Plaid Cymru has not yet convinced Welsh voters to switch from Labour, former Plaid leader Lord Elis-Thomas says.

Two rescued from sinking tug boat

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:59
Two men are rescued after the tug boat they were working on capsized and sank off Fawley marine terminal in Southampton Water.

Anger as Zayn Malik song is released

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:58
Louis Tomlinson calls Naughty Boy "inconsiderate" as a new Zayn Malik track is shared on Twitter.

Profits jump at tech giant Huawei

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:54
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.

VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:57
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

Jay Z promotes music streaming brand

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:49
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

Scots up for comic fiction prize

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:45
Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.

VIDEO: Syrian conflict: A mother's story

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:37
The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.

A question of cuts

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:33
Tuesday's papers mark the beginning of the formal election campaign with a raft of stories about the scope and nature of the spending cuts which would be likely after the general election.