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A Labour government would push for UK overseas territories to be put on an international blacklist if they refused to co-operate with a drive against tax avoidance, Ed Miliband says.
Kenyan MP George Muchai and three of his aides are shot dead in the capital Nairobi, in what police describe as a "well-planned" attack.
Ghana coach Avram Grant predicts Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations Cup final against Ivory Coast will be a good game.
A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
South African writer Andre Brink, who saw many of his books critical of the apartheid regime at the height of its powers banned, dies aged 79.
England captain Eoin Morgan says claims that modern bats are too big and favour batsmen are "absolutely ridiculous".
Supermarkets are urged by health officials to move daffodils away from their traditional location near fruit and vegetables - in case they are mistaken for food.
At least 34 people are killed in three bomb attacks in Baghdad, security officials say, hours before a long-standing night-time curfew is to be lifted.
Rawabi is the first new Palestinian city to be built in the Israeli-occupied West Bank but with no running water will it ever be completed?
Police take the unusual step of warning rival football fans they will not be allowed to sit together at the Merseyside derby.
Nine people are killed after attackers hurled petrol bombs at a bus and truck in Bangladesh, the latest violence amid a month of anti-government protests.
England coach Stuart Lancaster says his side's 21-16 win in Wales will have no bearing on their match-up in World Cup this summer.
Police have found 60 bodies in an abandoned crematorium near the Mexican resort of Acapulco, officials say.
Hungary has threatened to close its border to prevent illegal immigration of Kosovans, coming through Serbia.
A "spiritual meeting" was held between the Dalai Lama and the US president Barack Obama, despite Beijing objecting to this by saying the meeting was politically motivated.
China's authorities have seized 7,600 toilet rolls and 20,000 packets of tissue printed with the image of Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung.
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have taken over the government, dissolved parliament and replaced the president.
News of a US court's decision to restrict imports of some British chocolates into America has had an unexpected effect on business here.