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Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is on the verge of a historic victory over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted.
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes, but Labour says it has been the "slowest recovery for 100 years".
Club and international matches at Windsor Park could be in doubt because of possible subsidence in the West Stand.
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.
A huge power cut hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbul's public transport network.
The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to "fix" a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry by the end of this week.
Less cross-country in "knickers and polo shirt" and improved facilities in schools would improve PE for girls, says Victoria Pendleton.
The Liberal Democrats offer the best chance of building a strong Welsh economy, Nick Clegg says, launching the party's Welsh general election campaign.
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.
A new era is dawning for European dairy farmers as the EU lifts milk quotas, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.
Former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft says he is quitting the House of Lords.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.
A woman and a young girl are taken to hospital following an incident involving a bus in Swansea city centre.
The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.
A fifth-storey hospital window falls on a woman in the London Bridge area during high winds.
The RSPCA says it is looking after so many abandoned horses, donkeys and ponies that it cannot take in any more.
People are warned not to approach a "dangerous" convicted murderer who breached his prison release licence.
How winds have been battering parts of Britain
A 33-year-old man admits killing an 11-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Glasgow's Maryhill area last November.
Arizona's governor vetoes a bill that would have required the names of officers involved in shootings to be kept secret for 60 days.