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Election fight over living standards

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes but Labour says working families are still struggling.

UK's growth for 2014 revised up

The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.

Lufthansa puts $300m aside for crash

An additional $300m is being put aside to deal with possible costs arising from the Germanwings plane crash, Lufthansa officials say.

Turkey hit by massive power cut

A huge power cut hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbul's public transport network.

'Good chance' of Iran nuclear deal

Russia's foreign minister says prospects of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are "very good" on the final day of intense talks.

Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.

Children fear 'addiction to porn'

A tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds are worried they are "addicted" to pornography, a study by the NSPCC ChildLine service has found.

'Slave contract' teacher struck off

A teacher who admitted having sex with a teenage girl and asked her to sign a "slave contract" with him, is banned from the classroom.

B&Q set to close about 60 stores

Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.

Buhari ahead in tight Nigeria poll

Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari has a substantial lead over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with votes in from two-thirds of the country.

Falling window hits woman in street

A fifth-storey hospital window falls on a woman in the London Bridge area during high winds.

Top Gear: Andy Wilman not quitting

Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era.

Parties play up the tribal rhetoric

Even though the public do not like it, politicians are bound to turn the election campaign personal, says Gavin Hewitt.

How key is the current account deficit?

Does the UK being a large net borrower from other states actually matter?

Is India's anti-corruption party unravelling?

The anti-corruption Aam Admi Party is embroiled in a feud and looks headed for a split, writes Soutik Biswas.

Do trade pacts threaten democracy?

Do trade treaties that include investor-state dispute settlements as a right pose a threat to democracy from multinational companies?

Giant slides return to London

Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.

Passenger's thank you note to pilots

An airline passenger's touching handwritten letter thanking her pilots for taking her home is being shared across Twitter.

Clubs to share £1.67bn European cash

Britain's leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League.

U21 pull-outs would be 'a disgrace'

It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.

Sinfield to make rugby union switch

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to join Championship rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current rugby league season.

Will wiser Watson win Masters again?

"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.

Le Tissier to compete on Countdown

Former England forward Matt Le Tissier reveals that he will compete in Channel 4 quiz show Countdown.

UK economic well-being 'improving'

The financial well-being of UK households improved last year, but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago, according to official figures.

Eurozone deflation eases in March

Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show.

The candidates with no hope of winning

What drives candidates to spend months knocking on doors, when they know they have no chance of winning when polling day comes around?

Plaid's public services cash pledge

Plaid Cymru promises more cash for Welsh public services, an extra 1,000 medical jobs and to scrap taxes for 70,000 small businesses as it launches its general election manifesto.

E-cigarette use 'high among teens'

A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.

More veterans seek mental health aid

A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.

'More teachers leave in first year'

Rising numbers of new teachers are leaving the profession within a year of qualifying, says a teachers' union leader.


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