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Porpoises use 'sound searchlights' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT 
    Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.


Dickens' desk saved for public view 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT 
    The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.


Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:41:58 GMT 
    Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.


Flood warning issued in Kashmir 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:27:53 GMT 
    A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.


French elections see swing to right 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:21:03 GMT 
    Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialists.


Death toll from Chile floods rises 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:51:13 GMT 
    The number of people killed in flash floods in northern Chile rises to 17 while the search continues for 20 people still missing.


Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:21:31 GMT 
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.


Indiana to 'clarify' religion law 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:24:23 GMT 
    Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.


UK couple found shot dead in Spain 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:03:57 GMT 
    British couple Peter and Jean Tarsey, both aged 77, have been found dead with bullet wounds in a village near Benidorm, Spanish police say.


E-cigarette use 'high among teens' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:53 GMT 
    A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.


Police get £10.7m Hillsborough costs 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:28:11 GMT 
    South Yorkshire Police is awarded £10.7m of government funding to cover legal fees and other costs incurred from the new Hillsborough inquests.


Briton guilty plea in US terror trial 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:14:10 GMT 
    British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.


Election 2015 in pictures: 30 March 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:47:45 GMT 
    Parliament is dissolved and the race for No 10 begins


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


Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:40 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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