Islamist groups seize Syrian city of Idlib

Hardline insurgents now control a second province

Cameron promises ‘truly seven-day’ NHS

Prime minister tells supporters election is on a knife edge

Yemen’s ousted president vetoes ceasefire

Saudi-led coalition bombs Houthi fighters advancing on Aden

Iran nuclear talks edge closer to agreement

Delegates adamant that resolution with Tehran will be substantial

Yellen says rates likely to rise gradually

Fed chair presents arguments for central bank’s caution

Lubitz: mystery at centre of Alps tragedy

Prosecutors believe co-pilot kept illness a secret

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Tax havens told to opt for owner register

Ministers ask BVI and Caymans to introduce central registers soon

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Italy court clears Knox and Sollecito

Verdict ends eight-year ordeal over death of British student

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Greece to pay pensions . . . for this month

No assurances about €450m payment to IMF due on April 9

Nigeria nears end of divisive election

Delays have raised the tension in Lagos

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Lightbulb moment as graphene goes live

Coating of material on light filament cuts energy use by 10%

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Westminster women: the gender gap

Elizabeth Rigby asks leading female politicians why the UK parliament remains a men’s club

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The prince plots to steal Cameron’s crown

Those who think the Tories would not move against a sitting prime minister forget Thatcher’s fall

Singapore: Life after Lee

The death of its founding father has triggered questions over the future of the tightly controlled city-state

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