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The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.
Two of four ships evacuating Chinese workers from Vietnam set sail, Chinese state media say, after protests over a territorial dispute.
The Queen's Baton Relay tours the Channel Islands as part of the first leg of its trip round the British Isles.
An agreement has allowed 120 students to leave a besieged refugee camp so they could sit their final exams.
President Obama has been asked to curb the NSA's surveillance after allegations that it targeted hardware made by networking firm Cisco.
The number of pupils taking more stretching tests at the end of primary school has almost doubled in two years, the government says.
The Sunday Politics sets a 12-hour challenge to catch up with candidates in the 22 May elections.
A bus in northern Colombia has caught fire, killing dozens of children who were returning from an event at an evangelical church.
World Cup-winning England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.
Korea ferry tragedy prompts overhaul of the country's coastguard service which was heavily blamed for the loss of life
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue US film director Abel Ferrara over his movie allegedly inspired by the politician's sex scandal.
A killer who absconded from jail while on day release is still being hunted as police arrest another inmate on suspicion of being at large.
Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed.
A suicide blast in a street full of bars and restaurants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killed four people, police say.
Justin Timberlake wins seven Billboard Music Awards, including top artist, accepting them by video as a Michael Jackson hologram steals the show.
A Premier League committee meets on Monday to look into the conduct of chief executive Richard Scudamore over sexist emails.
A conference is to hear how children as young as 12 are being recruited by drug dealers and violent gangs in Scotland.
Thousands of rail commuters face disruption as overrunning engineering works in Essex force the cancellation of trains.
Ryanair's full-year profits have fallen for the first time in five years after intense price competition from rivals.
Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to the Today programme's Sarah Montague ahead of the European elections