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Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
A 4x4 vehicle is destroyed in a petrol bomb attack in County Antrim.
Holidaymakers are urged to take care over the holiday weekend, as good weather is expected to attract crowds to resorts and attractions in Wales.
An 18-year-old British man has died in Syria, the Foreign Office confirms.
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.
The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a different way.
President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
Channel Tunnel rail services are expected to return to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.
The Department of Environment is launching a TV advertising campaign solely addressing cyclist safety.
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.
New figures show that attacks on sheep by dogs across Northern Ireland have almost doubled over the last year.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
How zoos plan for a lion escape
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.