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Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.
Prosecutors in New York are due to start outlining their case against Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK in 2012.
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.
Motorists are braced for what is set to be the busiest day of the year on the roads so far, with up to 16m cars expected to be used over Easter.
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.
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A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
Gareth Bale scores a brilliant late goal as Real Madrid defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final in Valencia.
A 2015 Ford Mustang convertible had to be cut into six pieces so it could go on display at the top of the Empire State Building.
Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off the coast of South Korea.
Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a blow after they are held to a draw by bottom side Sunderland.