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Ed Miliband warns David Cameron to "take on, not talk up" the SNP as a row over its possible role in a future government intensifies.
The captain of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say.
Hollywood actress Meryl Streep funds a screenwriters development programme for women over 40 in the US.
An inquest opens into the death of a student from Shrewsbury thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online.
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.
A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
Three people die as storms with winds of up to 135km/h (85 mph) batter New South Wales, Australia, with more bad weather forecast.
The trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" opens in Germany.
Pay-TV broadcaster Sky reports a 20% rise in operating profits, helped by strong demand for its services across Europe.
South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign just two months into the job after accusations of accepting bribes.
Credit Suisse says quarterly profit rose by 23% from a year earlier because of gains from its securities trading and wealth management divisions.
New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has become the first US state governor to visit Cuba in 50 years.
Juventus willing to pay £50m for Sterling, Liverpool target Depay, Klopp rejects West Ham, plus more.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is close to agreeing a new £100,000-a-week deal with the Premier League club.
Kaisa Group becomes the first Chinese property developer to default on its overseas debt, which is estimated to be about $2.5bn (£1.7bn).
The singer's lawyer issues a statement saying his daughter has "opened her eyes" after talking about onstage at the weekend.
Indian anti-corruption party AAP expels two of its founder members amid in-fighting following its Delhi election win in February.
More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
Police in Australia charge a third teenager, Harun Causevic, with terrorism-related offences after weekend raids in Melbourne.
A stage musical version of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016, directed by its new artistic director Matthew Warchus.