The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Rory McIlroy shoots 77 to narrowly make the Masters cut as only two British players remain under par at Augusta.
Disquiet over plans for Norway massacre memorial
The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
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The 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson produces five birdies in a row to set the clubhouse lead at seven under.
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A huge police operation to evict hundreds of families from abandoned buildings in Rio de Janeiro has ended with violent clashes and some injuries.
Former champion Phil Mickelson rues a lack of sharpness as he misses the cut for the first time in 16 years.
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Will public mood shift with two months to go to the World Cup?
Britain's football leagues must redress the "woeful" lack of facilities for disabled fans, says a government minister.
Many parents are being asked to make voluntary contributions to the cost of text or revision books, a survey suggests.
Police and squatters have clashed in Rio de Janeiro as officials moved in to evict up to 5,000 people from a building belonging to a local telecommunications company.
A Texas woman is sentenced to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the five-inch (13cm) stiletto heel of her shoe.
Mo Farah's bid to win his first London Marathon and David Weir's attempt at a seventh title are among the highlights.
US contractor Alan Gross, who has been in jail in Cuba for more than four years, ends a week-long hunger strike, his lawyer says.
Kenya's government suspends five officials from the wildlife service, amid growing alarm over the poaching of elephants and rhinos.
Ukrainian PM tries to reassert control in the east
The White House refuses to issue a US visa to Iran's nomination for UN ambassador, who was involved in the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.
Injured Afghan girl returns to joyous welcome