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Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton sets fastest time in second practice despite a series of technical problems.
Huge crowds honouring a deceased Islamic scholar in Uzbekistan were in marked contrast to a lifeless campaign for this weekend's one-horse presidential election, writes Johannes Dell.
The Co-operative Bank says it is making a "significant improvement" as it reports a lower pre-tax loss and confirms its chief executive will stay in post until December 2016.
Maria Sharapova suffers a surprise second-round defeat at the Miami Open but Caroline Wozniacki goes through.
Australia v New Zealand is the best final the World Cup could have hoped for, says BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
Police appeal for witnesses after a coach came off the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and overturned.
A book about a penguin who flies to the tropics with the aid of a kite is named the winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
British sprinter Mark Cavendish gives his seven steps for success in cycling's cobbled classic mini-season.
More than a fifth of students think about being involved in the sex industry, according to a major research project.
At least 10 Hindu pilgrims are killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, local reports say.
Media reports suggest police in Germany have made a significant discovery at one of the homes of Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who apparently flew his airliner into a mountainside in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board.
The number of unwanted and neglected horses, ponies and donkeys in Wales is at a "critical" point, according to the RSPCA.
The general election offers Wales an "unprecedented opportunity", Plaid Cymru's leader will say at the party's campaign launch.
The Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) is due to meet the families of civilians who were killed by soldiers in Belfast over a three-day period in 1971.
Northern Ireland Water is putting up charges to its 80,000 non-domestic customers from April - the first price rise in three years.
Hindsight is the main tool for legal review of critical events, says Danny Shaw - but is it always the best technique?
German police seize possessions of a co-pilot who apparently crashed his plane in the Alps killing all 150 people on board, as they investigate possible motives.
Watch highlights as Fernando Alonso returns to F1 action in first practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.
Muslim scholars launch a digital magazine to fight radicalisation on the web by extremist groups such as Islamic state.