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Twenty-four people suspected of links to Peruvian militant group Shining Path are arrested, among them lawyers for its jailed founder.
The UN rejects criticism that it is showing "shocking indifference" towards some 21,000 people sheltering at one of its compounds in South Sudan.
UK scientists have challenged the idea that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year when there were an exceptional number of icebergs in the North Atlantic.
The body of Peaches Geldof is released to her family to allow for funeral arrangements to be made.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is fined and warned about his future conduct after being sent off against Aston Villa.
Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria denies being involved in a 2009 spot-fixing scandal which led to his life ban.
China boosts market ties with Hong Kong with new measures allowing cross-border stock investment between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle leads parliamentary polls, but star candidate Joko Widodo may face a tougher path to the presidency, early results show.
Somali fishermen receive official ID cards to help distinguish them from pirates.
The fate of Mickey Rooney's remains will be decided this week following the Hollywood actor's death on Sunday.
The actress is asking for $6m (£3.6m) in damages, accusing the pharmacy of exploiting her image for promotion.
Former City minister Lord Myners quits the board of the Co-operative Group after criticism of his plans to reform the troubled mutual.
The Congolese who paid heavy price for Rwanda genocide
The US and Russia agree on the need to find a peaceful solution to the crisis over occupied government buildings in east Ukraine, officials say.
The FDLR, or so-called democratic forces for the liberation of Rwanda, has laid down its weapons and is seeking to negotiate with Rwanda, the group's president says.
On the first big day of India's general election, Mishal Husain visits a rural village in Uttar Pradesh to see what matters to voters there.
China's exports and imports fell sharply in March, figures show, adding to recent signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
Teams focus on a narrowed search area in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, after more signals were heard on Tuesday.