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Pakistan's largest private news channel, Geo TV, has called for a robust investigation into the assassination attempt on one of its leading talk show hosts, Hamid Mir.
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.
Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.
The success in Weibo has investors excited about the US stock debut of Alibaba, which is China's largest internet company.
A car bomb kills an MP and injures another in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the government hosts a security conference.
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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".
Avengers director Joss Whedon surprises fans by releasing his latest film online on the same night as its US premiere.
Russia's President Putin presents a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has made it part of Russia.
The BBC's Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker speaks to WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo to discuss the impact of bilateral trade deals compared to global trade agreements.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe gets five-star reviews for the Broadway production of The Cripple of Inishmaan.
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
Three more suspected al-Qaeda militants die in a drone strike in southern Yemen, reports say, bringing the total killed in three days to more than 40.
Goalkeeper Sylvain Azougoui dies on the way to the hospital after taking a kick to the head during a league match in Gabon
An inferno on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.
Sherpa guides in Nepal demand more compensation for the families of 13 of their colleagues killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.
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.