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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking
Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
Hundreds held over S Africa violence
More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says.
IS releases new 'killing' video
Islamic State militants release a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians seized in Libya.
Pesticides 'behind 18 Nigeria deaths'
Pesticide is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.
Turin Shroud goes back on display
The Turin Shroud, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display in Italy after a break of five years.
Cuban dissidents stand in local vote
For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing in municipal elections in Havana on Sunday.
Finland votes amid economic slump
Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.
Affleck wanted slaver ancestor hidden
After a TV programme discovered Ben Affleck had a slave-owning ancestor, the actor asked for the details not to be broadcast.
Kim Jong-Un climbs N Korean mountain
State-run media claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain.
Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned
An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (91,000) at an auction in California.
Australia PM downs beer in seconds
Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.
Boston bomber 'shouldn't be executed'
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend life in prison without parole, write the parents of the youngest victim of Boston marathon attack
Univision cancels Sabado Gigante
Television variety show Sabado Gigante, much loved among Hispanics in the US, is to end after 53 years, network Univision announces.
Three dead in Mexican gun battle
A gun battle leaves three dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.
Argentina acts over Falklands oil
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.
Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two
A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed.
Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya
President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough.
Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast
Islamic State says it carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 33 people and injured 100 in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad.
Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'
Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.
Ukraine rebel in ceasefire warning
A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says a ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.
Russian opposition parties to unite
The political party founded by murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov says it will form a loose anti-Putin alliance ahead of 2016 elections.
Saudis meet Yemen aid call
Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged the $274m (183m; ?255m) in aid to the country called for by the UN.
Top Iraqi militant leader 'killed'
Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi officials say.
Cameron wants Lloyds shares sell-off
Up to 4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.
Police appeal to 'Syria-bound' family
A family of six who have been reported missing could already be in Syria, police say, as they call on the parents to get in touch.
China cuts bank reserve requirements
China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.
Saudi industrial in profits fall
Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.
UK monitoring French nuclear issue
Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool
Aston Villa reach a first FA Cup final since 2000 as Fabian Delph's second-half winner condemns Liverpool to a trophyless season.
Manchester City 2-0 West Ham United
Man City firm up their grip on a top-four place as they beat West Ham to claim a first win in three Premier League games.
F1 is too expensive, says Ecclestone
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the sport is too expensive and claims that it has many problems that need to be resolved.
Clarkson describes cancer scare
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.
Ringo Starr inducted to Hall of Fame
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is joined by Sir Paul McCartney as he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Zayn Malik pays tribute to bandmates
Zayn Malik pays tribute to his former bandmates at an award ceremony, where he made his first solo appearance since leaving One Direction.
VIDEO: 'Migrants cross vast stretch of sea'
Richard Bilton, on a boat south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, explains the scale of the journey that migrants face as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
VIDEO: Italian PM condemns 'new slave trade'
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the trafficking of migrants across the Med amounts to "a new slave trade".
VIDEO: Hundreds join S Africa peace march
A march in protest at violence against immigrants from other African nations is held in South Africa.
VIDEO: End of road for Rio eviction families?
A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go.
VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US
A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.
VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Australian outback
Prince Harry trains in bush survival and plays wheelchair AFL as part of his time with the Australian Army.
VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence?
The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.
VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo
The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.
Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city
Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city
How the selfie stick was invented twice
How the first selfie stick was mocked as a 'useless invention'
Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment
How Kenyan failings have boosted al-Shabab
The wedding photos that captivated China
Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China
VIDEO: Divine art Africa-style
African artists give their take on the Divine Comedy
Replica ship recalls French-US history
Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US