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Graves eyes four-day Test matches

31 March 2015 - 6:42pm
Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Test matches to last four days.

Why Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan lost

31 March 2015 - 6:22pm
Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win the presidential election that President Goodluck Jonathan's failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining.

VIDEO: Day two election campaign highlights

31 March 2015 - 6:16pm
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, the BBC brings you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.

Clarkson live tour set to go ahead

31 March 2015 - 6:09pm
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.

MS drug 'may already be out there'

31 March 2015 - 6:00pm
Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Man 'deliberately crashed off M1'

31 March 2015 - 5:53pm
A man deliberately crashed his car off the M1 motorway to kill his wife because she wanted a divorce, a court hears.

HP files $5.1bn Autonomy lawsuit

31 March 2015 - 5:40pm
HP sues Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and ex-finance officer Sushovan Hussain, as Autonomy's former management says it will launch a counter-claim.

Dutch royals to return Nazi art

31 March 2015 - 5:39pm
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.

Tokyo ward certifies 'gay marriage'

31 March 2015 - 5:26pm
The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships.

Girls' PE lessons give 'nightmares'

31 March 2015 - 5:08pm
Less cross-country in "knickers and polo shirt" and improved facilities in schools would improve PE for girls, says Victoria Pendleton.

LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams

31 March 2015 - 5:05pm
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.

Brave new world for EU dairy farmers

31 March 2015 - 5:01pm
A new era is dawning for European dairy farmers as the EU lifts milk quotas, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.

Ashcroft quits the House of Lords

31 March 2015 - 5:00pm
Former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft says he is quitting the House of Lords.

Safety fears over Windsor Park stand

31 March 2015 - 4:50pm
Club and international matches at Windsor Park could be in doubt because of possible subsidence in the West Stand.

Indiana to 'fix' law on religion

31 March 2015 - 4:46pm
The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to "fix" a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry by the end of this week.

Iraqi forces in 'major Tikrit push'

31 March 2015 - 4:44pm
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.

Election 2015: Celebrities on the campaign trail

31 March 2015 - 4:41pm
Celebrities who back political parties

VIDEO: Cumberbatch reads 'moon disaster' letter

31 March 2015 - 4:28pm
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.

TV channel 'sorry' over on-air curse

31 March 2015 - 4:18pm
A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.

Yemen 'on verge of total collapse'

31 March 2015 - 4:15pm
The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.

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