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Thousands of people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will attend a memorial service for the Germanwings plane crash victims.
A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.
Struggling US toymaker, Mattel, saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
A police and crime commissioner says alleged victims of child sex abuse by Lord Janner have been failed by the decision not to charge him.
Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.
Germany remembers school victims of Alps crash
As Greece's talks with the EU drag on, communes are springing up across the country as people take matters into their own hands.
Interest rates have fallen below zero for a growing number of borrowers, meaning that in effect they are being paid to borrow someone else's money. Why?
A groundswell of Russian patriotism has been triggered by the Ukraine crisis and the response of the West, says Bridget Kendall.
If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a coking plant in Avdiivka where production has rapidly declined due to the conflict in Ukraine
Brazilian workers remove more than 33 tonnes of dead fish from a lagoon in Rio where Olympic rowing and canoeing events are due to take place in 2016.
More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.
The number of drivers given penalty points for using mobile phones at the wheel fell by 24% last year in England and Wales, police figures suggest.
How IS sells art on the black market
Moore's Law is approaching its 50th birthday, but will its prediction that processors will keep doubling in power hold true for much longer?
Saving a woman's life after the Oklahoma bombing
What's the secret of the candy-striped house?
The officer who refused to lie about being black
Masters champion Jordan Spieth shoots a three-over-par round at the RBC Heritage as Graeme McDowell shares the early lead.