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Wealth creation is "incredibly important", Labour leader Ed Miliband says as he sets out his election pitch in front of a live studio audience.
Brazil record their seventh win since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they come from behind to beat France in Paris.
The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, named as Andreas Lubitz, intentionally started the plane's descent before it crashed into the French Alps, officials say.
Emergency services are on the scene of a major fire and partial building collapse in New York City.
Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.
Sales of Pepsi overtake Coca-Cola's sugar-free brand as consumers continue to move away from fizzy drinks.
Ska Mirriam Moteane, renowned chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur in the African mountain kingdom of Lesotho came to fame after winning the 2012 award for Gourmand Best African Cookbook in the World.
Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.
Yemen's President Hadi arrives in the Saudi capital Riyadh, as Saudi Arabia continues air strikes against Shia Houthi rebels.
One of Brazil's biggest engineering companies, Galvao Engenharia, files for bankruptcy protection after Petrobras stopped payments.
England captain Wayne Rooney has warned against putting too much pressure on fellow striker Harry Kane.
Saudi Arabia has launched a military operation in Yemen against Houthi Shia rebels, the Saudi ambassador in the US says.
Marseille's public prosecutor Brice Robin says the co-pilot took control of the Germanwings Airbus 320 plane crash and started its descent.
A US soldier and his cousin are arrested and charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State, the Department of Justice says.
Most internally displaced people in Nigeria live with relatives across the country, this makes it very difficult for many of them to cast their vote. Abdulahi Kaura Abubakar reports.
Chelsea captain John Terry extends his contract at the Premier League leaders until the end of the 2015-16 season.
A university student in Oklahoma who led a videotaped racist chant that caused a national uproar has apologised.
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers announce.
A service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury to mark the reburial of King Richard III, takes place at Leicester Cathedral.