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Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
A woman is seriously hurt when she falls up to 11ft from one of the bronze lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.
Former Member of the Scottish Parliament and Labour minister Tom McCabe has died at the age of 60.
Working with either the Conservatives or Labour would be "difficult" for the Liberal Democrats, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.
Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.
A man police want to question over the deaths of his mother and sister in Merseyside could be in London, detectives say.
Britain's Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin retains her World Cup title in Las Vegas after a stunning freestyle routine on Valegro.
Northern Ireland's chief planning officer says she is confident that adequate safeguards have been put in place to ensure councillors act impartially over planning issues.
Another week, and still no breakthrough in the 2015 general election campaign, writes the BBC's David Cowling.
The owners of a celebrated bookshop that could fall down say they have had a "phenomenal response" to an appeal to fund urgent structural repairs.
Shared history and futures entwined - is Louis van Gaal's developing rivalry with Jose Mourinho the new Mourinho v Ferguson?
Police investigating the murders of a mother and her daughter in Merseyside urgently want to trace one of their relatives.
Prince Harry trains in bush survival and plays wheelchair AFL as part of his time with the Australian Army.
A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.
Researchers at Aberystwyth University are attempting to solve the problem of bad tasting beer.
A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go.
The wives of the three main leaders have put their lives on hold for the General Election - but what difference does it make?
A man who died after a serious assault in Tonypandy is named by South Wales Police as 42-year-old Wayne Letherby.
Raheem Sterling could buy out Liverpool deal, Man Utd target Christian Benteke, Toure's agent criticises Man City, plus more.