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A man is injured after a suspected gas explosion badly damages a home in Greater Manchester.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has defended his decision to go into coalition with the Conservatives.
The SNP leader says if Labour's Ed Miliband "turns his back" on any post-election deal to "keep Cameron out of Downing Street", the people of Scotland will never "forgive him".
Carole Walker gives her verdict on how David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband dealt with their final TV grilling before next week's election.
A rape victim who was found dead before her attacker's trial helped to convict him "from beyond the grave", police say.
Was this the night Ed Miliband stumbled? Not just when he briefly lost his footing as he left the stage but while he was questioned by a tough crowd?
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett's Aussie tones have become a familiar sound at the UK general election - but how did she get to where she is today?
The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, is jailed for 14 years for spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
All-rounder Ben Stokes may miss the third Test against West Indies as England aim to win the series in Barbados.
Nick Clegg says he will not be prime minister after the General Election in the final televised leaders event.
Defence officials have said that US Navy ships will accompany US-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, to make sure they are not interfered with by Iran.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he would not form a Labour government - if it meant making a deal with the SNP.
There will be no Labour government if it involves a coalition or a deal with SNP, Ed Miliband says during a special election edition of Question Time.
After a decade in space and four years in orbit, Nasa's Messenger spacecraft reaches the end of its mission and crashes into the surface of Mercury.
Ed Miliband has been questioned over Labour's record on spending in the final televised leaders event before the election.
David Cameron has said he will fight with everything he has got to avoid having to go into coalition and make policy compromises in a "dark room with Nick Clegg or someone".
Aid agencies warn of a severe lack of fuel and food in Yemen, with one charity saying it has had to withdraw from one region.
Floyd Mayweather's father says Manny Pacquiao has never recovered from being knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2013.
David Cameron has been questioned over the Conservatives plans for benefits cuts in the final televised leaders event before the election.
One in six species on the planet could face extinction due to the effects of climate change if nothing is done to reduce emissions, according to analysis.