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Women represent just 28% of candidates standing for Scotland's five main political parties at the UK general election on 7 May, BBC research finds.
South Africa has produced its first dance movie called Hear Me Move and it's making audiences re-think the South Africa they know.
Police are called to Westminster after a man is spotted on the roof of the Houses of Parliament.
There is more on the leaders' TV debates row in Sunday's press, as well as reports of a crackdown on Islamic extremism and a claim documents about Cyril Smith were suppressed.
The Colombian army and Farc rebels agree to work together to remove landmines that have killed and injured thousands in five decades of conflict.
President Obama leads tributes to civil rights campaigners who were beaten and tear-gassed by police in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago as they demanded equal voting rights for black Americans.
Lewis Hamilton feels "stronger than ever" thanks to the mental attitude he fostered in winning the Formula 1 world title.
Musical duo Electro Velvet are to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght identifies six features of the Cheltenham Festival to look out for.
A man who normally performs as a Mick Jagger tribute act will compete in duo Electro Velvet for the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
West Bom boss Tony Pulis says fans who ran onto the pitch in Aston Villa's FA Cup quarter-final win are "mindless idiots".
The Peruvian government recalls its ambassador to Chile after accusing its southern neighbour of military espionage.
Andy Murray goes into Sunday's Davis Cup match with John Isner confident he can win the tie for Britain, says brother Jamie.
Boko Haram militants pledge allegiance to Islamic State, in an apparent message by the Nigerian group's leader posted on its Twitter account.
Josh Griffin kicks a 79th-minute penalty as Catalans Dragons and Salford Red Devils draw a thrilling match 40-40.
Two goals from in-form Harry Kane lift Tottenham back in to the Premier League top six with a win at Queens Park Rangers.
Stephen Myler converts a late Samu Manoa try as leaders Northampton salvage a draw at Gloucester.
A motorcyclist launches a Facebook hunt for a doctor and a man who he says saved his life after an accident nearly 10 years ago.
Britain will take a 2-1 advantage into the final day of their Davis Cup tie with USA after losing an epic doubles contest.
The Metropolitan Police says that attempts to contact the family of three London girls now feared to be in Syria could have been handled better.