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Malaysia flight MH370: Chinese families vent anger

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Airplanes

Network Rail expecting record £70m fine for delays

<b>Network Rail has said it expects to be fined about £70m - a record figure - for delays suffered by passengers.</b><p>The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is expected to impose the penalty later this year.<p>Network Rail, which maintains Britain's tracks and rail infrastructure, said it was disappointed …

Trains

Fire destroys Phoenix Theatre and Studio in Lewes

<b>A massive fire has destroyed a theatre and studio complex in East Sussex.</b><p>The blaze ripped through the Phoenix Theatre and Studio building on North Street in Lewes on Saturday evening.<p>The fire service received 23 calls from members of the public who spotted the blaze when it broke out at just after …

Asbestos

Mass protest held in Taiwan against China trade deal

<b>At least 100,000 people have taken to the streets of Taiwan's capital Taipei, to protest against a controversial trade agreement with China.</b><p>They carried signs reading "defend democracy, withdraw the trade deal".<p>President Ma Ying-jeou insists the deal will bring economic benefits, but campaigners …

China

Labour can dominate centre ground - Douglas Alexander

<b>Labour's election supremo Douglas Alexander has dismissed reports of splits and insisted the party is on track to dominate the centre ground.</b><p>With some polls cutting Labour's lead, the Mail on Sunday said there was a "vicious feud" over election tactics.<p>Mr Alexander rejected the newspaper headlines …

United Kingdom

France local elections: Socialists lose heavily

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Europe

Alistair Cooke: Letter from America recordings discovered

Lost editions of Alistair Cooke's long-running Radio Four programme, "Letter from America" have been unearthed in a farm shed in Warwickshire ten years after his death.<p>They were found on old cassettes, stored in a muck-spreader.<p>Radio 4's Paddy O'Connell spoke to David Henderson, a dairy farmer, who …

Warwickshire

Is Cuba ready to open up to foreign investment?

<b>"Socialism or death" is the stark choice that shouts down from the sign above a Havana steel firm. The words surround a painted image of Fidel Castro's face, a reminder that Cuba remains a very peculiar place to do business.</b><p>But it seems a new, pragmatic mood has taken hold.<p>This weekend, Raul Castro …

Cuba

Wales' financial powers would be like Scotland's, says Owen Smith

<b>A future UK Labour government would give Wales financial powers like Scotland's, subject to a referendum, the shadow Welsh secretary has said.</b><p>Owen Smith told the Welsh Labour conference in Llandudno 15p of the 20p basic rate of income tax could be devolved.<p>Labour was also committed to bringing back …

United Kingdom

Ukraine crisis: US and Russia ministers end Paris talks

<b>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry have ended crisis talks on Ukraine with no sign of whether progress was made.</b><p>The meeting in Paris was hastily set up after President Vladimir Putin phoned President Barack Obama on Friday.<p>Russia has annexed Crimea and there …

Russia

World Twenty20 2014: Ahmed Shehzad ton inspires Pakistan

<b>Ahmed Shehzad's unbeaten century helped Pakistan beat Bangladesh at the World Twenty20 to set up a decider with West Indies and eliminate Australia.</b><p>Opener Shehzad hit 111 not out off 62 balls as Pakistan posted 190-5.<p>Bangladesh could only manage 140-7 in reply as Umar Gul finished with 3-30 to give …

West Indies

Government will be able to 'keep the lights on' - Ed Davey

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Energy

Malaysian Grand Prix falls silent for missing flight MH370

Teams and spectators fell silent ahead of the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday as a mark of respect to the 239 people on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.<p>The plane vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing more than three weeks ago. It is now believed that its journey ended in the …

Malaysian Grand Prix

Energy Secretary Ed Davey dismisses 'blackout' fears

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Ed Davey, has insisted the government has a strategy that will "keep the lights on" despite concern over a lack of investment and spare capacity in the energy industry.<p>Last year the regulator, Ofgem, warned that spare electricity production capacity could fall to …

Climate

Essex aircraft crash: Teenage Army cadets ran to help victims

<b>Two young Army cadets ran to the scene of a fatal plane crash to try and help the victims, the man who made the 999 call said.</b><p>The YAK 52 aircraft crashed on Saturday afternoon in a field near Cooksmill Green, west of Chelmsford in Essex.<p>Tristram Taylor, from Chelmsford, said he ran over to the …

Essex

Philip Hammond: Criticism of defence cuts 'nonsense'

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United Kingdom

Brazil forces occupy favela ahead of World Cup

<b>Brazilian security forces have moved into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.</b><p>The vast Mare favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous drug-trafficking areas in the city.<p>Authorities have been carrying out a slum …

Brazil

CAR conflict: Chadian troops kill at least 24 in Bangui

<b>Chadian troops have killed at least 24 people in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, local officials say.</b><p>The soldiers reportedly opened fire on residents of mainly Christian neighbourhoods in northern Bangui.<p>One local journalist told the BBC the Chadians had been attacked by a Christian …

Africa

Egypt presidential election set for late May

<b>The first round of Egypt's presidential poll has been set for 26-27 May, officials say, days after army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi resigned and announced his candidature.</b><p>State TV said nominations would be accepted from Monday until 20 April.<p>Abdul Fattah al-Sisi led the overthrow of …