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An MI5 agent who pretended to have links to the Gestapo secretly controlled a vast network of Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles, officials in the South say, in response to South Korea's military exercises with the US.
UKIP holds its spring conference on Friday, with leader Nigel Farage looking to galvanise support ahead of May's European elections.
A California law that bans drivers from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device does not bar them looking at map apps, a court rules.
Spain's famous Altamira caves with their ice-age paintings have briefly opened to the public, for the first time in 12 years.
Security forces in Venezuela use tear gas to break up a student demonstration that ended in clashes in the capital, Caracas.
US President Barack Obama calls for a national campaign to improve opportunities for black and Hispanic boys and young men.
Japanese consumers are on a spending spree ahead of a sales tax hike, and companies are increasing production to meet growing demand.
The World Bank postpones a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a tough and controversial new anti-gay law.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson still admires his favourite teacher, even though she beat him, he tells the Times Educational Supplement.