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India's election: what's at stake?

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 7:13pm
Nation grapples with huge political issues as it holds the biggest democratic election the world has seen.

Cuba slashes 109,000 health service jobs

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 6:01pm
State system and pillar of 1959 communist revolution undergoes painful cuts in economic reform programme.

Palestinians ready to widen recognition bid

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 2:17pm
Abbas' aide says Palestine to sign up for additional UN agencies and treaties if talks collapse after April 29 deadline.

'Consistent' signals boost plane search

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 12:50am
Signals picked up by ship 'consistent' with flight recorders of missing Malaysian aircraft, Australian official says.

Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 12:39am
Hollywood actor, who began his career as a child star in the 1930's, had been ill for some time.

Rwanda commemorates genocide anniversary

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 12:26am
President Kagame to light flame in memory of victims of 1994 massacres amid fresh diplomatic row with France.

India begins six-week general election

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 - 10:47pm
Voting begins in world's largest democracy, in a poll which could spell the end of the Congress party's time in power.

Al Jazeera journalists reach 100 days in jail

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 - 9:41pm
Network calls for the release of journalists imprisoned in Egypt on false accusations.

Hungary PM Orban wins third term in office

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 - 8:26pm
Ruling Fidesz party secures 133 of 199 seats in parliament but far-right Jobbik party also gains momentum.

Ukraine on alert amid pro-Russian unrest

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 - 6:59pm
Pro-Russian activists in eastern cities of Donetsk and Kharkiv rise against Kiev, as officials hold emergency talks.

Libyan rebels agree to end oil terminal siege

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 - 6:46pm
The eight-month blockade of four oil ports has cost the country more than $14bn in lost revenue.

Israel warns Palestine of unilateral action

Sun, 6 Apr 2014 - 12:44pm
Prime Minister Netanyahu says Israel will take action against the Palestinians, if they press ahead with statehood.

Afghanistan praised for historic elections

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 10:00pm
Outgoing leader calls poll a step towards peace, while US president congratulates nation for largely bloodless election.

Violence hits Bouteflika rally in Algeria

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 9:55pm
Presidential campaign team blames "fascists" after crowd burns pictures of incumbent and attacks journalists.

Mali PM and government quits after six months

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 9:42pm
Oumar Tatam Ly submits entire government's resignation to president, but no explanation is given for decision.

France pulls out of Rwanda genocide ceremony

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 9:33pm
Announcement comes after Rwanda's president accused France of playing a "direct role" in massacres of 20 years ago.

US boosts defences against N Korea missiles

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 9:31pm
Defence secretary to increase anti-missile ships in Japan from five to seven, in response to Pyongyang "provocations".

Syrian reported killed in Jordan camp clashes

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 9:25pm
Anti-riot police move into Zaatari refugee camp following protests over ill treatment and injury to four-year-old.

Can new security laws end the violence?

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 4:20pm
Faced with a rising wave of attacks, the Egyptian government takes a tougher stand.

Mob attacks Guinea Ebola treatment centre

Sat, 5 Apr 2014 - 1:35pm
Angry crowd accuses medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières of bringing the disease to the town of Macenta.