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Sir John Major says it is "shameful" Labour has not ruled out a coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.
Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.
The new pension freedoms will be an 'open season' for fraudsters trying to steal people's savings, according to the industry.
Senior officers from Police Scotland are to return to Holyrood for further questions over armed police attending routine incidents.
A Tajik opposition leader is shot dead by an unknown attacker in Istanbul, opposition sources tell the BBC.
The head of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force has emerged from a lifetime in the shadows to achieve almost celebrity status in Iran, reports BBC Persian's Bozorgmehr Sharafedin.
Nicola Scholes, the mother of a boy excluded from school for dressing as character from Fifty Shades of Grey for World Book Day, says she and her son have no regrets.
An 18-year-old who attempted to murder three women in revenge for the fact he was still a virgin is jailed for 21 years.
A group of Afghan men have worn burkas during a march through capital Kabul to draw attention to women's rights. BBC News looks at the issues since the fall of the Taliban.
A low-fat, rather than a low-carb, diet leads to a greater loss of body fat, according to experiments carried out by US National Institutes of Health scientists.
The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV.
Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.
Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola whilst working in Sierra Leone, is appearing before regulators in Edinburgh.
The Football Association appoints current CEO of United Biscuits, Martin Glenn, as its new chief executive.
Amazon, the US online retail giant, has opened another shop on rival Alibaba's Tmall marketplace in China.
An elderly woman is hit by a car on a crossing in the Vale of Glamorgan.
EU foreign ministers are due to meet in the Latvian capital Riga with the crisis in Ukraine expected to dominate the agenda.
A mother and her lover are jailed for the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter, Ayesha Ali, in east London.
County Down man Leslie Ross is to stand trial for the murders of two women, Michelle Bickerstaff and Margaret Weise.
Paul Scholes rejects the chance to become Oldham Athletic manager, but believes the position will be his in the future.