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  • Gaza man 'duped' into selling Banksy work

    1 April 2015, 4:39 am by: Associated Press in Gaza

    Rabie Dardounda says he did not know the value of a door mural thought to have been painted by the British street artist and had been tricked into a sale Continue reading...
  • Iran nuclear negotiators reach 'broad framework of understanding'

    1 April 2015, 4:33 am by: Julian Borger in Lausanne

    British foreign secretary Philip Hammond says detailed and technical are still to be resolved but that he is optimistic further progress will be madeBritain’s foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, said on Wednesday that negotiators at Iran nuclear talks in…
  • Joni Mitchell treated in intensive care at Los Angeles hospital

    1 April 2015, 4:08 am by: Oliver Laughland and agencies

    Grammy award-winning folk singer in ‘fair condition’, say authorities, after paramedics were called to her Bel Air home Continue reading...
  • Palestinian Authority becomes member of international criminal court

    1 April 2015, 4:01 am by: Associated Press in The Hague

    Move is welcomed by activists who see it as opportunity to bring accountability to years of conflict between Palestinians and IsraelThe Palestinian Authority has become a member of the international criminal court and is marking the momentous occasion with a…
  • Julianne Moore cut from Turkey tourist board ad for 'poor acting'

    1 April 2015, 3:57 am by: Benjamin Lee

    Still Alice Oscar-winner finds herself on the cutting room floor after the country’s tourism and culture ministry reportedly slammed her performanceEven though Julianne Moore might have finally won an Oscar this year for her performance in Still Alice, her…
  • World's oldest person, Misao Okawa, dies weeks after 117th birthday

    1 April 2015, 3:56 am by: Associated Press in Tokyo

    Japanese daughter of a kimono maker, who once declared that life seemed too short, died peacefully as if she had fallen asleep, nurses saidThe world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa of Japan, has died a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.Okawa…
  • April Fools' Day 2015 – the best jokes from around the world

    1 April 2015, 3:47 am by: Stuart Heritage

    The funniest spoofs in the press and on the web – share any you’ve spotted in the comments below Continue reading...
  • Nigeria elections: Muhammadu Buhari hails peaceful handover of power

    1 April 2015, 3:07 am by: Monica Mark in Abuja and David Smith in Lagos

    Election winner congratulates outgoing president for peacefully relinquishing power and says move shows world that Nigeria has embraced democracyNigeria’s election winner, Muhammadu Buhari, congratulated the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, for…
  • Scott Morrison says G20 world leaders' data breach 'highly regrettable'

    1 April 2015, 3:03 am by: Paul Farrell

    Former immigration minister suggests some action may have been taken at the time to inform leaders of the breach, contradicting comments from world leaders Continue reading...
  • Girls' education: 'Policymakers are hardwired to look for low-hanging fruit'

    1 April 2015, 3:00 am by: Xanthe Ackerman

    After achievements in girls’ primary school access, NGOs need to addresses the trickier challenge of secondary school Continue reading...
  • Nigeria’s historic election at a glance - video

    1 April 2015, 2:42 am by: Guardian Staff

    Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari sweeps to victory in the Nigerian general election, inflicting the first defeat of an incumbent government in the history of Africa's biggest democracy. By Tuesday night Buhari had polled more than 15m votes, well clear of…
  • Metro posters, Tehran-style: from Obama to martyrdom – in pictures

    1 April 2015, 2:36 am by: Guardian Staff

    These posters from Tehran’s metro – put up by the Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operation Company’s department of culture and society – cover everything from escalator etiquette to the virtues of separated garbage… and a questionable depiction of…
  • In Thailand’s Muslim south, authorities turn a blind eye to FGM

    1 April 2015, 2:00 am by: Gabrielle Paluch in Pattani province

    Female genital mutilation, banned by the WHO, seems to be common in the three Muslim-majority southern provinces, but officials are taking no action Continue reading...
  • Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing; Teens review – ‘They look at us like we’re their Polish,…

    1 April 2015, 2:00 am by: Sam Wollaston

    From grey skies, rain and a bleak tale of Brits stuck abroad to the most interesting and innovative programme on television right now Continue reading...
  • I drove off in a CarRentals.com bargain, then got hit with a big bill. Why?

    1 April 2015, 2:00 am by: Anna Tims

    I paid £10 for the rental, then when I got to my destination I was asked for an extra €180 Continue reading...
  • Iran nuclear talks: agreement in reach, says Russia, as negotiations resume

    1 April 2015, 1:58 am by: Julian Borger in Lausanne

    Ministers to reconvene in Lausanne on Wednesday morning after pushing through deadline on night of exhaustive diplomacy Continue reading...
  • Andrew Getty, grandson of Getty Oil founder, found dead

    1 April 2015, 12:09 am by: Reuters in Los Angeles

    Police say death of 47-year-old heir to industrialist J Paul Getty ‘does not appear to be a criminal type of act’The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J Paul Getty was found dead on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, the family said in a…
  • Workers making Nike and Adidas shoes in Vietnam go on strike – video

    31 March 2015, 9:10 pm by: Guardian Staff

    Workers employed to make products for Nike, Adidas and others have staged a fifth day of strikes over social insurance cover. Vietnam is seeking to sign a free trade deal with the European Union and push ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership but the…
  • Death penalty shunned in Pacific, but Asia re-adopts executions – report

    31 March 2015, 8:58 pm by: Ben Doherty

    Amnesty International report reveals that after years of moving towards abolition, countries in Asia are now once again using capital punishment Continue reading...
  • Fire hits third Melbourne church with links to paedophile priests - video

    31 March 2015, 8:43 pm by: Guardian Staff

    Victoria police are investigating a third case this week of fires being lit at churches linked to paedophile priests. The St James church in Brighton was almost destroyed in a blaze on Monday, while another fire appears to have quickly burnt out at St Mary's…

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