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The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it will deport four pro-democracy activists from Senegal and Burkina Faso arrested on Sunday.
Red Nose Day is to make its debut on US television later this year.
A new joint fund - launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Gates Foundation - will help poor countries defend legal challenges by the tobacco industry
Detroit's Shakespeare theatre company
Kuwaiti prosecutors say a tape that appeared to suggest an attempted plot in 2013 to topple the government is a fake.
Chancellor George Osborne delivered a "Budget people won't believe from a government they don't trust", Ed Miliband says.
A one minute look at five issues Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must tackle if he is returned to office.
A mother-of-two who claimed voices in her head told her to set fire to her home with her children inside is jailed after admitting arson.
Israel's surprise election victor Benjamin Netanyahu will form a coalition 'in two to three weeks', his party says
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne is found guilty of condoning terrorism over a Facebook comment about January's Paris attacks.
Thousands of chickens were killed when temperatures at a poultry farm soared to 36 C (97 F), a court hears.
Prince Harry has met some of the wounded service personnel who are taking part in the 1,000 mile (1,609 km) trek around Britain later this year.
A bereaved father who lost his son in the Hillsborough disaster receives a personal apology from police match commander David Duckenfield after confronting him outside court.
The chancellor tries to boost research and innovation with plans for loans for postgraduate research students.
Pupils from The Observatory School in the Wirral are sailing a yacht to MediaCityUK in Salford for BBC School Report day. Follow their progress here.
The US embassy in Tokyo reports receiving phone calls threatening Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another diplomat.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Britain, and across the globe.
The BBC understands that Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is set to become the next president of the Royal Society.
George Osborne outlines his vision for building a "northern powerhouse" in his final budget ahead of the general election.
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.