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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet dismisses rumours he is about to quit the Premier League strugglers.
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
Why women have remained marginal in Indian politics
At least six people die after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police say.
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.
Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place.
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.
Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
Spain asks for more help from the European Union as the number of migrants illegally scaling the border fence into Spain increases.
Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.
Lewis Hamilton is driving as well as at any time in his career, according to Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe.
The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.