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An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged in the aftermath of the club's defeat by Sunderland.
A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.
The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.
Hundreds of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.
Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.
Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.
US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.
Manchester United are accused of unprofessionalism following the sacking of manager David Moyes.