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France's National Front suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a series of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter Marine.
Party leaders set out rival versions of the "choice" facing voters as a row breaks out between the Conservatives and Lib Dems.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace says.
Senior Labour figures are considering the option of forming a minority coalition with the Liberal Democrats, reports the BBC's deputy political editor James Landale.
US officials reportedly identify the gunmen who are said to have attacked a Texas event exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Batsman Jonathan Trott retires from international cricket, ending an eight-year England career.
Italy's parliament approves a far-reaching electoral reform that aims to give the country greater political stability.
Will Ross, reports from Adamawa State where the freed civilians are being housed and given help before they can be resettled back home.
US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout.
A girl who died in a speedboat accident was trapped under the vessel after her buoyancy aid snagged on part of the boat, say police.
In a clear sign of warming relations the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has met the head of Taiwan's ruling party.
Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, and neurosurgeon Ben Carson join the growing Republican field for the White House.
Three protesters are killed in renewed demonstrations in Burundi against President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, the Red Cross says.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says racism in Israel must be eliminated, after protests by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged discrimination.
A suicide bomber blows himself up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, in an attack apparently aimed at the army's logistics division.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn begin a week-long strike, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.
A Chinese tour guide who was caught on camera berating tourists for not buying enough souvenirs has her licence revoked after the video goes viral.
Climbing Mount Everest in this season is "almost impossible" because routes have been damaged by the Nepal quake-induced avalanches, officials say.