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Click the link to see the full coverage at BBC.co.ukNew Russia drills after Ukraine raid
Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east.
Israel to suspend Palestinian talks
Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.
Barclays wins pay package vote
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
Firefighters to stage fresh strikes
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union says.
Post Office staff agree pay deal
The postal union, the CWU, says it's secured a pay deal covering more than 3,000 staff at Crown Post Offices worth up to 7.3% over 3 years.
Police make Syria plea to UK women
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.
Crime falls 15% in England and Wales
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.
FBI probe teacher abused boys in UK
A convicted paedophile abused children at a private school in London where he taught, its chair of governors confirms.
Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
DJ Travis denies indecent assault
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis pleads not guilty to a single charge of indecent assault against a woman in January 1995.
Cyber gang leader jailed for scam
The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, is jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Cornish granted UK minority status
Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
Treats in moderation make kids happy
Seven-year-olds are happier when they are allowed sweets, snacks and television in moderation, suggests a study of children's well-being.
Warhol works found on Amiga disks
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
Martinez tips Moyes for rapid return
Everton boss Roberto Martinez backs predecessor David Moyes to make a quick return to management.
Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale
Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.
Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA
Scotland will need to outdo their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.
Thursday's gossip column
Olic rejects Stoke, Man Utd want Shaw and Cavani, Moyes in shock Spurs link, Barcelona revive Luiz interest, and Wenger to sign new deal.
Wiggins & Froome skip Giro d'Italia
Team Sky will be without Britons Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome for the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast on 9 May.
Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank
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.
VIDEO: Shareholders criticise Barclays bonuses
Barclays shareholders have voted to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
Clegg: Lib Dems must fight EU myths
Nick Clegg pits his party's "optimism and openness" against the "fears and falsehoods" of isolationists at the launch of the Lib Dem campaign for the European elections.
VIDEO: How will the European electorate vote?
Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?
Care needs to 'outstrip' family help
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
AUDIO: The effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Kelly Fletcher explains the serious genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.
VIDEO: Education warnings 'six years ago'
Concerns raised earlier this month about a lack of long-term vision for education in Wales were highlighted over six years ago according to a confidential document.
US to propose 'fast lane' net rules
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.
Blood 'is not from headless king'
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
VIDEO: Film features plight of African park
The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Pet Shop Boys premiere at BBC Proms
An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.
AUDIO: Ending Rev is 'sad but attractive'
Rev star Tom Hollander said it was "sad" but "attractive" to end the show after three series.
Caption Challenge: Flower power
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Are gardeners wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?
For centuries, gardeners have put shards of pottery - "crocks" - at the bottom of plant pots. Why?
Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.
Buddha tattoo woman offered holiday
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo says she has been given a free holiday as "an apology".
Court 'failed' killed baby boy
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
BBC under pressure over CBI stance
Supporters of Scottish independence question why the BBC has not resigned from the CBI over the business group's referendum stance.
Seven injured in silo explosion
Seven people - including firefighters - are injured after a fire and explosion at an industrial estate in Moray.
Gun attack on house 'was hate crime'
A family of seven escape injury in a gun attack on a house in west Belfast in an incident being treated as a hate crime by police.
Further IT problems for Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals.
Miner ran for his life from pit
A miner working in a Swansea Valley mine on the day four men died when it flooded tells how he ran for his life.
Pupil school rape 'never happened'
A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school tells a jury the alleged attack never happened.
South Sudan treason charges dropped
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.
Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.
Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
US medics killed in Kabul attack
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Russia extends Navalny house arrest
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
Match-fixer arrested in Finland
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.
Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.
Argentina approves Repsol payment
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
Ban blames all Syria sides over aid
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.
Iran replaces prison service chief
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.
Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
Executions upheld in 'secrecy' row
Oklahoma's high court rules two on death row have no right to learn the source of the lethal injection drugs, clearing the way for their execution.
In pictures: Assault on Sloviansk
Operation against pro-Russian separatists
Day in pictures: 24 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 24 April
Your pictures: Monuments
Readers' photos on the theme of "Monuments"
In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections
In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
Divers search South Korea ferry
Day in pictures: 23 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April
In pictures: Rural murals
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway
In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
VIDEO: Barricades burn after commando raid
The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports from the scene of an operation in eastern Ukraine where commandos cleared checkpoints that had been held by pro-Russian separatists.
VIDEO: Deported for a Buddha tattoo
The Sri Lankan authorities say that, in future, any tourist arriving in the country with a tattoo of the Buddha can expect to be deported.
VIDEO: Pensioner risks life on level crossing
CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries.
VIDEO: Bernie Ecclestone arrives in court
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has appeared in court at the start of a trial on bribery charges in Munich.
VIDEO: NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation
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.
AUDIO: Recognition that 'Cornwall is not England'
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
VIDEO: Horror of S Sudan massacre filmed
The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders.
Food Photographer of the Year 2014
Are these the best food photographs of the past year?
Will minority status help Cornwall?
What does minority status mean for Cornwall?
The unlikely debt capital of Britain
The unlikely debt capital of Britain
Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble
How 60 starlings multiplied into a nightmare flock of 200 million
Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
Energy storage: The key to a smarter grid
Can energy grids cope with higher demand and volatile supply
'Friendly' drone flies on dog leash
Camera takes flight on a dog leash
Q&A: Ecclestone on trial
What are big questions as F1 chief's bribery trial begins?
Is London safe?
Hashtag undermines city's reputation
A change of tack on Syrian terrorism
A change of tack on Syrian terrorism
The Co-op Bank and Labour - looking at a divorce
Why both Labour and Co-op Bank would be happy with a divorce
Europe braces for first vote since crash
Eurosceptic voter backlash – how big could it be?