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Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope.
The Lib Dems are likely to enter a coalition after the election, but negotiations could be difficult, says Mark Mardell.
American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker joins a select group of company bosses opting to be paid entirely in stock.
Does 'vote swapping' actually work?
Six tales of valour and a missing Victoria Cross
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted for the first time in more than four decades.
A 14 year old Mexican girl taken by authorities to the United States, has been returned to her family.
Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney tops the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians with his £730m fortune, while Adele is named the richest young musician.
Two years after the Rana Plaza disaster that killed more than 1,100 people, Bangladeshi garment factory workers are still struggling for their rights, as the BBC's Justin Rowlatt finds out.
The number of women becoming nuns has reached a 25-year high, according to the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
The fall in part-time students in the UK means lost opportunities for individuals and the economy, the new head of the Open University warns.
EU leaders are to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
An Islamic centre in the Australian city of Melbourne, attended by two teenagers charged with terrorism-related offences, closes its doors.
The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to genes that control our body odour, a pilot study in Plos One suggests.
The force accused of hating black people
From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history
Why an offer of 100 luxury cars caused outrage on social media
Sir Alex Ferguson returns to his home city of Glasgow to support a campaign to erect a statue in honour of social reformer Mary Barbour.
A public inquiry into a controversial wind farm development in Sutherland is due to begin.
The first court appearance in the extradition case against a UK trader accused of contributing to a £500bn crash on Wall Street makes it on to the front pages, while there is further focus on Tory concerns about the SNP.