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A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured.
Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.
Gareth Bale wants to win the treble with Real Madrid after scoring a "really special" winner in the Copa del Rey final.
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.
The BBC's new China editor on what's changed since she last lived there
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.
The album from Disney's animated film becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the US chart for 10 weeks or longer.
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.
Motorists are braced for what is set to be the busiest day of the year on the roads so far, with up to 16m cars expected to be used over Easter.
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.