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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week explains after his arrest why he delayed giving evacuation orders.
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
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Labour's Tristram Hunt is to issue a tough warning against religious extremism in schools.
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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 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.
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
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".
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
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 Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits several states in southern and western Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.