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Labour and the SNP clash on the issue of a second independence referendum as general election campaigning continues in Scotland.
Sabeen Mehmud, the Pakistani human rights activist who was shot dead in Karachi, told the BBC she felt "you have to take some risks" in her line of work.
Retiring jockey AP McCoy misses out on a winner in the penultimate ride on the final day of his racing career at Sandown.
The Swayambhunath Temple complex is among the historic buildings in Nepal damaged by a powerful earthquake which has killed hundreds of people.
A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office has been arrested, Tokyo police say.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan.
On set with the cast of the Avengers
Services are taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.
Champion jockey's trophy to be retired as 20-time winner AP McCoy prepares to ride Box Office in final race at Sandown on Saturday.
Four-time champion John Higgins is knocked out of the World Snooker Championship after losing 13-9 to China's Ding Junhui.
At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent executions.
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
A powerful earthquake has rocked central Nepal, causing extensive damage to buildings and dozens of injuries, according to eyewitnesses.
The first black or Asian prime minister will be Conservative, David Cameron says, in a speech on opportunities for ethnic minority Britons.
The reality TV star says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.
The Queen is to attend UK ceremonies marking the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, after dawn services are held in Britain, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
A powerful earthquake strikes west of Nepal capital Kathmandu, wrecking many buildings and injuring dozens of people, eyewitnesses say.