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Chad rejects UN accusations that its troops killed 30 people and injured hundreds more in an unprovoked attack in a market in Bangui.
Nico Rosberg wins a battle with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
A week of Scottish-themed events in New York are started by the first minister with a "tartan" 10km race.
A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysian plane picks up a pulse signal, Chinese media say, but there is no sign it is from flight MH370.
A Pakistani Christian couple are sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly sending a text message insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
At least 23 people are killed in tribal clashes between Arab and Nubian families in Aswan in southern Egypt.
The Ukrainian PM condemns the near doubling of gas prices charged by Russia, accusing Moscow of trying to punish the new leadership in Kiev.
Munster score six tries as they hammer French giants Toulouse at Thomond Park to power into the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Manchester City keep up the pressure on their Premier League title rivals with a win over Southampton at Etihad Stadium.
Toni Duggan scores a hat-trick as England thrash Montenegro 9-0 to earn new coach Mark Sampson a first competitive win.
Bob Larbey, co-writer of classic sitcoms The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and Brush Strokes, has died at the age of 79, his agent confirms.
Brazilian troops enter one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums, in the biggest operation to improve security ahead of the World Cup.
A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.
A County Down man, recently discharged from a psychiatric unit, is remanded in custody in connection with an incident in which hot water was thrown over two men and a three-year-old girl.
A man and a woman are hurt escaping from a fire which police said was started deliberately at a flat in Ayrshire.
Voters in Afghanistan go to the polls to choose a new president amid tight security, in the nation's first ever democratic transfer of power.
Concerns are raised about plans to build a new waste processing and energy generation facility in Carmarthenshire.
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in final practice at the Bahrain GP as Sebastian Vettel spins off.
Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.
How should schools in areas where there is a large Muslim population deal with the pressure that brings?