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A dark shadow falls across Syria as a punishing war enters its fifth year, and hope is draining from many Syrians that this nightmare will be over any time soon, writes the BBC's Lyse Doucet.
A Rotherham MP claimed £17 on expenses for the cost of a Remembrance Day poppy wreath, it is revealed.
Lib Dem health minister Norman Lamb thanks people for the support his family has received at a "painful" time due to his son's mental health issues.
A Paris Jewish supermarket reopens two months after a gunman, linked to militants who had attacked a satirical weekly, shot four people there.
A Sunday league footballer in the US has been jailed for killing a referee with a single punch after being booked.
Lord Ashdown says Tim Farron - one of the frontrunners to be a future Lib Dem leader - lacks judgement.
The Greyfairs bus station in Northampton has been reduced to rubble after more than 2,000 explosives were used to collapse the Brutalist building.
A woman who says comedian Bill Cosby assaulted her asks Nevada's lawmakers to remove the statute of limitations on reporting sexual assault.
Labour's Ed Balls and Chancellor George Osborne both refuse to rule out post-election deals with the SNP and UKIP respectively - but dismiss the ideas as "nonsense".
Crimea seems to have accepted its annexation by Russia, reports the BBC's John Simpson in Simferopol, one year on from the takeover.
Crimea's Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov has said the region will never again be part of Ukraine as it had "returned to its historical homeland".
A South African cabinet minister, Collins Chabane, and two security staff are killed in a car crash - with President Zuma saying it is a "huge loss".
Sir Elton John wants a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after the pair called children born through IVF "synthetic".
Ireland are knocked out of the World Cup by Pakistan, who qualify for the quarter-finals with a seven-wicket win.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls challenges George Osborne to a debate and gets him to shake on it, on the Andrew Marr show.
Detective John Rebus will return in his 20th novel this October, after author Ian Rankin took a year-long sabbatical.
Britain's Tom Daley fails to qualify for the 10m platform final at the season-opening Diving World Series event in Beijing.
Police appeal for information after a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl in the Halbeath area of Dunfermline.
A 1971 Asterix cartoon sells for £100,000 at auction in Paris, with proceeds going to the families of victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines on board a warship have sent a Mother's Day message back home from the Gulf.