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Leading pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna, shot dead in Ukrainian capital Kiev, officials say.
Mounting fears of a Greek debt default have seen the country's borrowing costs in the markets soar.
The skipper of a fishing trawler has said his boat was towed by a submarine 18 miles off the coast of Ardglass, County Down, on Wednesday afternoon.
Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel Weisz and Sir Michael Caine are among those with films competing at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Italy's foreign minister calls for help from the European Union as increasing numbers of migrants risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean.
South Korea plans to raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry from the sea bed. Can it be done? And how difficult would the salvage operation be?
A group of Indian technology and internet firms pull out of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens "net neutrality".
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.
Islamic State militants step up their assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching suicide bomb attacks on a government compound.
Labour peer Lord Janner will not face child sex abuse charges because the severity of his dementia makes him unfit to stand trial, prosecutors say.
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.
Boeing has shown off its 'space bins' that can hold 50% more luggage than existing designs.
If Greece defaults on its debts, as seems likely, what does that mean for it, for the rest of the eurozone and for our general election?
Fenerbahce are set to play for the first time after a near two-week absence following the gun attack on their team bus.
A SpaceX rocket crashes into a floating ocean platform, after hitting it too hard following an attempted landing.
Four leading German economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for the country's economy as a result of falling oil prices and the depreciation of the euro.
The UN's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, steps down amid criticism of his failure to broker an end to the conflict in the country.
Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his fame to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.
New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.
A Czech man says he has founded a tiny new state between Croatia and Serbia.