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The beast of the Danube 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT 
    The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.


The men who uncovered Assyria 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT 
    Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.


Couple marry in supermarket aisle 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:22:41 GMT 
    A couple marry in the Easter egg aisle of the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they shared their first date.


Nappy-wearing goat back with mum 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:30:52 GMT 
    A nappy-wearing sickly kid goat nursed back to health is now behaving "like a proper goat, not a dog" her owner says.


Kenya ministers suspended over graft 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:49 GMT 
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.


Sri Lanka president's brother killed 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:26:00 GMT 
    The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.


Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:12:42 GMT 
    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.


Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT 
    Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.


Israel to resume tax transfers to PA 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:12 GMT 
    Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.


Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune' 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:48:03 GMT 
    Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.


Death threats against BBC boss probed 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:18:12 GMT 
    Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.


Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:28:16 GMT 
    An agreement is reached with the drug manufacturer GSK to provide a vaccine for meningitis B for all babies in the UK, the health secretary says.


Heads' threat to parents over gaming 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:26:53 GMT 
    Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.


Retailers call for review of rates 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:51:34 GMT 
    Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.


Your pictures: Docks 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:05 GMT 
    Readers' photographs on the theme of docks.
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