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The chancellor says the G7 group of industrialised nations have agreed there needs to be collective action to target tax evasion and avoidance.
Ahmed Maher, a prominent political activist who leads Egypt's April 6 movement, is freed a day after being arrested in Cairo over an anti-government protest.
Iran ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani registers for the June elections, in what could be a challenge to the country's conservative leadership.
Landmark elections in Pakistan see a high turnout, but officials say problems in Karachi mean voting there was not "free and fair".
A Banksy artwork which had been withdrawn from auction in the US is put up for sale again.
Frank Lampard hits two goals to become Chelsea's all-time leading scorer as they win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
Australia back James O'Connor suffers a chest injury ahead of next month's Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
Carers should be routinely screened for signs of depression by their GP to ensure their health needs are not neglected, doctors' leaders say.
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Falkland Islands police ask the Met Police to investigate an allegation of historical sexual abuse by comedian Jim Davidson.
The new Star Wars film is to be made in the UK in what Chancellor George Osborne is hailing as a coup for British tax breaks.
Elections take place amid tight security in Pakistan, in the first-ever transition of democratic power, but voting in Karachi is not "free and fair".
The retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killings of protesters and corruption begins in Cairo.
Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan return to the England squad for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday.
Barack Obama's administration is being accused of underplaying the role of terrorism in the fatal attack on the US Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last September.
Ferrari's Felipe Massa edged Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen to set the pace in final practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.