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The Ukrainian government says it has won back control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists.
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a security guard at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.
Narendra Modi, the politician many expect to be India's next leader, is set to submit his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.
A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago.
A first contingent of US troops arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.
Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
Four people, two of them police, are killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by a car bomb outside a police station.
Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.
The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.
South Korea's economy grows more than forecast in the first quarter, helped by a jump in construction and exports.
Barclays' shareholders are gathering for their annual general meeting in London as anger rises over its plans to pay higher bonuses.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is surprised by Real Madrid's cautious approach in their 1-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win.
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.
Manchester United's teenage winger Adnan Januzaj commits his international future to the Belgium national side.
A judge in Miami-Dade County grants a request from Bieber's lawyers to postpone the case until July.
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.
An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders.
Volunteers in the Ukraine have begun to make defence preparations amid fears the Ukrainian military is unable to match Russian forces.
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
Thousands of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who died on Monday.
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Is Shinzo Abe fanning nationalist flames?
Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last?
Hamburg's experience versus Marseille's ahead of EU polls
Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on
How European Starlings invaded America
Can young Afghans make their vote count?
Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised
Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches
Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories