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A court in China accepts a case filed by Chinese citizens seeking compensation from Japanese firms over forced labour during World War Two.
Ukraine's interior minister says he has disbanded the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, amid continuing tension.
Twitter username @N - which had been allegedly stolen - is returned to its original owner.
Two Indian navy sailors are missing and seven others admitted to hospital after inhaling smoke on a submarine off the Mumbai coast.
World-renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies aged 66 in Mexico, reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
The chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland says he is appalled at the government's "grubby secret deal" over IRA "on the run" cases.
Ex-world boxing champion Antonio Cermeno has been shot dead in Venezuela after being kidnapped earlier this week, Venezuelan officials confirm.
Managers at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital wait to hear whether Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will dissolve the trust that runs it.
Hybrid images from the Museum of London
A playwriting prize is to be named after late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, funded by a libel settlement with US paper The National Enquirer.
The former chief editor of prominent Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao is in a critical condition after being attacked with a cleaver, police say.
Europe's largest aerospace group, Airbus, says it will increase output of its best-selling A320 jet as it reports a rise in full-year profits.
Politicians in Europe are gearing up for elections in three months' time amid a rising tide of anti-EU sentiment.
More than 20,000 crops, including the first shipment from Japan, arrive at the "Doomsday seed vault" as the Arctic depository marks its sixth anniversary.
Co-op Group is selling its farms and may sell its pharmacies, as the first stage of its reorganisation, following losses in 2013 expected to exceed £2bn.
A car manufacturer is claiming to have broken the land speed record for a sports car after a Hennessey Venom GT reached 270 miles per hour.
Thousands of fans are expected to watch One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson make his debut for Doncaster Rovers' reserve side later.
Uganda's health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law.
The foreign secretary calls for an end to rape as a weapon of war, and announces plans to ask 140 nations to write action against sexual violence into military training.
A California couple found a stash of gold coins buried on their property last year that is worth as much as $10m (£6m), numismatists say.