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Northern Ireland peer Lord Ballyedmond is confirmed as one of four people who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.
Popular Jamaican dancehall and reggae star Vybz Kartel is found guilty of murder, along with three co-defendants in a high-profile trial.
US and Russian envoys prepare for key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
A knife attack in China's southern Hunan province kills at least three people, Chinese state media report.
Former Conservative Chancellors Lord Lawson and Lord Lamont warn too many people are paying the 40p tax rate and urge George Osborne to act.
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
Relatives of six former British soldiers jailed in India are urging the prime minister to help free them.
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.