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Harrington beats rookie in play-off 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:13:19 GMT 
    Padraig Harrington thinks he has rediscovered his "mental edge" after ending wait for a title in either the US or Europe.


The truth about the Sound of Music family 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:03 GMT 
    The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago - but what did the real von Trapp family portrayed in the move think of it?


Why Iceland banned beer 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT 
    A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why?


Finnish punk band set for Eurovision 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:24 GMT 
    A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities is chosen to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.


Iceland paper published back to front 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:19 GMT 
    An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits.


Libya names Haftar as army chief 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:15:06 GMT 
    Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk names former controversial anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar as the new head of the national army.


Police surround Myanmar students 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:09:06 GMT 
    Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.


EU 'mediating' Greece bailout row 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:24:02 GMT 
    The European Commission says it is trying to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it in bailout talks.


Argentine leader hails lower debt 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:44:41 GMT 
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.


Al-Qaeda in Yemen frees Saudi envoy 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:56:22 GMT 
    A Saudi diplomat held hostage in Yemen for almost three years by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been released, officials say.


US police shoot homeless man dead 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:55:55 GMT 
    A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.


Murder arrests in Becky Watts probe 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:05:46 GMT 
    Police arrest a man and woman on suspicion of murder in the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts.


England footballer in sex arrest 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:58:34 GMT 
    England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is arrested on suspicion of sex with a 15-year-old girl.


Tories promise 200,000 starter homes 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:48:17 GMT 
    Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, David Cameron says.


Ten charged over child abuse claims 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:23:17 GMT 
    Ten men are charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
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