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Liberal Democrat results are "clearly very disappointing", a spokesman says as election forecasts predict the party could lose 47 seats.
A Canadian court releases on bail an ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee after refusing a final effort by the government to keep him imprisoned.
A huge number of votes for the Scottish Nationalists over Labour leads to some historic voting swings in formerly solid Labour constituencies.
The US justice department is to investigate Baltimore's police for routine bias or excessive force after the death of Freddie Gray, US media say.
Labour's Douglas Alexander loses his seat to SNP's Mhairi Black, a 20-year-old politics student at Glasgow University.
The Conservative Party have increased their majority of the vote in the marginal constituency of Nuneaton.
The SNP wins its first seats as the party appears to be on course for a landslide general election victory in Scotland.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says the indications are that it will be "a very very good night for the SNP".
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Unicef says a million children will not be able to return to school in the wake the Nepal earthquake unless urgent action is taken.
Trials of a malaria vaccine that targets the most dangerous variety of parasite that causes the disease show some positive early results in adults.
The front pages focus on the general election as the polls close, with the widespread feeling that it has been a good day for David Cameron and his Conservative party.
Nepal's government estimates that last month's earthquake could ultimately cost the country $10bn (£6.5bn) - half the value of the country's annual economic output.
Russia wants the world to admire its military - but weaknesses remain despite modernisation, the BBC's Jonathan Marcus writes.
The Colombian village where landmines are a daily threat
The place where priests go for gadgets and designer gear