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Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is fastest in the first practice for the Australian GP, after Lewis Hamilton stops on his first lap.
US officials helping with the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are "shifting focus" to the "Indian Ocean region".
Twenty British soldiers are to be reinterred in Northern France, almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the Battle of Loos.
Four people are killed as a helicopter crashes into a field in a rural part of Norfolk, close to a stately home owned by a Northern Irish peer.
Almost 150 passengers are evacuated from a US Airways flight after a Florida-bound plane's nose gear collapses on a Philadelphia runway.
Rescuers find the body of an eighth victim following a gas leak and explosion that demolished two buildings in Harlem, New York City.
The US lifts a ban on oil giant BP that prevented it from bidding for US government contracts.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to "express frustration" over US digital surveillance.
US turns to minorities to find farmers of the future
Eight steps to understanding the bitter conflict
Why Jamaican marijuana growers are split on legalisation
On the trail of the hidden Mont Blanc treasure
New simplified energy bills brought in by the regulator Ofgem are still too confusing, says the consumer group Which?
Actress Keeley Hawes is to take on a villainous role in Peter Capaldi's first series of Doctor Who - playing a banker.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Venezuela's government must end its "terror campaign against its own citizens", as protests continue.
Russia's envoy to the UN tells the Security Council that Moscow "does not want war" with Ukraine, as deadly clashes break out in Donetsk.
Rocket and air strikes continue between Gaza militants and Israel despite earlier claims a truce had been restored.
Texas police arrest a man suspected of driving through pedestrians at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, killing two and injuring 23.
Chris Jordan inspires England to a five-run win over West Indies in their final match before the World Twenty20.
Free public transport is being offered to Parisians this weekend as the authorities encourage drivers to leave their cars at home in an attempt to combat severe pollution.