The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds.
UK's National Union of Teachers vote for strike action in June over pay, pensions and conditions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".
Sir Bob Geldof will pay tribute to his daughter Peaches later, as her funeral is held at the same church as where she married in Kent.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims a third week at number one in North America, while Johnny Depp's latest movie falls flat.
An inferno on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village
A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.
A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.
The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country.