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Eleven civilians and two policemen have been killed in mortar and bomb attacks in Egypt's restive North Sinai, officials say.
Wales reach their highest world ranking as all four home nations move up in the new tables released by Fifa.
Shots are fired at a tribunal in Milan with reports of casualties, Italian police say.
A gun battle erupts in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif after armed men attacked a court complex but so far there is no word on casualties.
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.
The UK trade deficit widened in February by more than expected, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
A damning report criticises patient health and staff safety at Swansea's Cefn Coed Hospital.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon outlines the Conservatives' manifesto commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines.
Scientists are hoping to find out more about elusive basking sharks by tagging them in waters off Cornwall.
Labour unveils its education manifesto, including guaranteed individual careers advice for teenagers.
Watch as a number of riders are caught up in a major crash in the final kilometre of the Scheldeprijs race in Belgium.
A UKIP candidate standing in local elections in Bristol is revealed as a veteran porn star with 40 years' experience in the adult film industry.
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.
A Northern Ireland family stranded in Spain due to the French air traffic controllers' strike criticise how their airline handled the situation.
The promise that all children globally would have primary education by 2015, pledged by world leaders in 2000, has officially not been achieved.
Readers pictures from the United Arab Emirates.
Three new studies address some of the riddles posed by our best explanation for the origin of the Moon - which begins with a cataclysmic collision.
The SNP would only press for another independence referendum if something "material changed", the party's leader says.
A top Chinese TV anchor is taken off air after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
The UK's biggest mutual organisation will vote on whether to stop financially supporting the Co-op Party, which has strong ties to Labour.