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Boston accused 'had murder in heart' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:50:37 GMT 
    Defence lawyers do not deny Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's involvement in the deadly bombing but argue that he was coerced by his brother.


India vows rapist interview inquiry 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:02:23 GMT 
    India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.


Thirty feared dead in Ukraine mine 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:57:21 GMT 
    Some 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.


Leader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:44:35 GMT 
    Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.


Iraq in bid to encircle IS in Tikrit 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:13:41 GMT 
    Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.


WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:16:51 GMT 
    US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.


Putin urges end to political murders 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:18:15 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.


Australian pair moved for execution 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:54:03 GMT 
    Two members of the Bali Nine Australian drug smuggling ring are moved to the Indonesian island where they and other foreigners face execution.


New wave of Paris drone alerts 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:41:54 GMT 
    Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.


Royal hoax station committed crime 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:11:19 GMT 
    A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.


US high court hears Obamacare case 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:58:51 GMT 
    The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge to a health care law that could threaten insurance coverage for millions of Americans.


France seeks 1982 attack arrests 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:42:39 GMT 
    A judge in France issues arrest warrants for three people suspected of being behind a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Rue des Rosiers in Paris.


VIDEO: Ford's white van with built-in bike 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:19:53 GMT 
    The BBC's Dave Lee talks to Ford's chief design engineer Tom Thompson about the company's electric bike project.


VIDEO: Rio at 450: The city in photographs 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:53 GMT 
    As Rio celebrates its 450th anniversary, a photographic exhibition offers an insight into the early days of the city's development.


VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school' 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:32:27 GMT 
    As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form.
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