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Bob Geldof has said his family are "beyond pain" following the death of his daughter Peaches at the age of 25.
Teams searching for the missing Malaysian plane say they need more contact with signals picked up over the weekend before using a submersible to search for debris.
Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.
Memorabilia from David Hasselhoff's private collection is to be auctioned for charity.
Students protesting against a trade deal with China say they will end their occupation of Taiwan's parliament.
Quebec's Liberal Party is set to form a majority provincial government, routing Quebec's main separatist party's bid for their own majority.
An official state visit to the UK by the Republic of Ireland's President Michael D Higgins - the first by an Irish head of state - is due to get under way.
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of TVs and mobile phones, forecasts a fall in profits for the second quarter in a row.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will testify for a second day at his murder trial, after an emotional first appearance in court on Monday.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is set to meet the opposition for the first time since the start of street protests that already killed 39 people.
Employment minister Esther McVey questions publicly the way Culture Secretary Maria Miller apologised for over-claiming on her expenses.
Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.
Trying to close the online encyclopedia's 'information gap'
The Austrian president calls on a far-right MEP to abandon his re-election bid after he called the European Union a conglomerate of Negroes".
The border town shops that equip migrants for a perilous journey
'I saw a Rwandan gang murder my family'
The US voices "great concern" about tension in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia demonstrators seized government buildings in three cities.
Scientists make crucial new discoveries about one of the world's rarest birds, the blackthroated blue robin, with a breeding pair spotted in China.
English cities will be given more powers over transport, housing and employment to tackle the "productivity gap" with London, the Labour leader is to pledge.
Gazprom says it has not received any payment from Ukraine despite a midnight deadline to start reducing Kiev's gas debts to Moscow.