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An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
Manchester United have not lived up to expectations this season, coach and former player Phil Neville tells the BBC.
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People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.
Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
A man is shot dead on the Springfield Road in west Belfast.
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At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.
A farmer who was hoping for some rest after a busy lambing season has been surprised by his latest newborn - a camel.
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.