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The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
Three years after Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is the fear of radiation actually a bigger killer than radiation itself?
One of the holders of a stolen passport on the missing Malaysian airliner was a young Iranian, not believed to have terrorist links, Malaysian officials say.
The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
Authorities searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have widened their search to the Straits of Malacca, the airline says.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.
Andy Murray survives a scare to beat Czech youngster Jiri Vesely in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
MPs are set to debate a controversial measure which would give the Health Secretary the power to impose the closure of local hospital services.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been widened amid growing frustration among relatives of those missing.
A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft will fly missions to Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence says.
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A meeting with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine will not happen until Moscow engages with US proposals on the crisis, the US secretary of state says.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
Virtu, founded by former New York Mercantile Exchange chair Vincent Viola, becomes the first high-frequency trading firm to file for a public share sale.
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.
Shipping in the Canadian city of Vancouver is disrupted as container lorry drivers go on strike.
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalized marijuana businesses.
A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.
Postal voting is marred by "real fraud" and should be drastically scaled back, a Conservative MP says.
Former Heinz boss William Johnson receives a $110m payday as layoffs continue at the food firm, now owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.