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India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
Should a woman need a man with her to smoke a hookah?
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
Economic gold or nightmare reality?
Beau Biden, son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, announces he will run for governor of the state of Delaware in 2016.
Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
The scores and results for the 2014 World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.
Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.
A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters.
Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.
Key questions the Pistorius defence needs to answer