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Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract renewed after the BBC concludes an investigation into his "fracas" with a producer.
The German, French and Spanish leaders visit the site in the French Alps where a Germanwings plane crashed, killing all 150 people on board.
The political situation in Yemen is one of the most confusing in the Middle East. Here's a 90-second guide to the key players in the country's current unrest.
Italy's top court delays a decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul accuses Red Bull's Adrian Newey of lying after he blamed the car's problems on the engine.
Two senior Ukrainian officials are arrested during a televised cabinet meeting, as part of an anti-corruption crackdown.
Nigeria orders the closure of land and sea borders to prevent foreigners from voting in Saturday's tightly contested elections, a minister says.
Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.
Vandals attack a Moscow memorial to murdered Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, with an obscure nationalist group claiming responsibility.
Pitching the cycle against the car as Johannesburg tries to encourage commuters to switch from driving to cycling.
A selection of striking images from around the world
A pair of elephants helped prevent a lorry, stuck in a muddy lay-by, from overturning in the US state of Louisiana.
China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.
Sprinter Justin Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, signs a lucrative deal with Nike, while Tyson Gay is also set to wear the kit.
Russell Crowe, who is making his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, talks about his career, his love for Leeds United, and Top Gear.
Former England captain Martin Corry supports RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie's criticism of their Six Nations performance.
A painting of a haystack is confirmed to be a Monet, after scientists use a special camera to uncover his signature.
Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer is one of 25 recordings to be preserved by the US Library of Congress.
Former Burnley and QPR defender Clarke Carlisle says he feels "no shame" about his recent suicide attempt.
Passengers preparing to board Wednesday's Germanwings flight to Duesseldorf from Barcelona, have mixed feelings.