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The SNP would block a minority Conservative government by voting down its Queen's Speech if it holds the post-election balance of power, its former leader Alex Salmond says.
Will Sim card crackdown thwart Pakistan's militants?
A candlelight vigil has been held in the German town of Haltern for the students and teachers lost in the Germanwings plane crash.
A Detroit mother is arrested after officials find two of her children dead inside her freezer.
Vicki Young find out what voters in Hove make of David Cameron's decision to rule out a third term as prime minister.
BBC Sport considers the likelihood of an England bid for the 2026 World Cup finals.
About 500 children are missing from a Nigerian town recaptured from militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a former resident tells the BBC.
A UKIP election candidate quits the party over comments made by the party's only Scottish MEP about a Scottish government minister.
Four men admit involvement in a major disturbance which broke out as a protest march against the Gaza conflict passed by drinkers in Cardiff.
The United Nations votes to extend staff benefits to same-sex couples working for the UN, defeating Russian-led opposition to the measure.
Three men are jailed after police uncovered a drugs haul worth more than £5.5m.
The BBC's arts editor, Will Gompertz, has been to the design museum to see some of the latest cutting edge designs shortlisted for the Designs of the Year awards.
Two men, aged 19 and 24, are sentenced for the attempted murder of a Chinese takeaway owner in Edinburgh.
The smell of something burning at the White House Science Fair gave President Barack Obama the chance to joke with students about the War of 1812.
Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves promises "some enquiries" if England do not beat West Indies in the upcoming Test series.
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York chef Claudia Lawrence is released on bail.
The vice-president for Europe Lufthansa Heike Birlenbach has said their main focus is on relatives of those who died in the Germanwings plane crash.
Watch one of the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race capsize, with water flooding the deck during the event in the Southern Ocean.
Pupils at Pen-y-Dre High School are in shock after the French striker turned up to present a sports award to a pupil.
Greek ex-Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou is found guilty of tampering with a list of potential tax evaders, receiving a suspended prison sentence.