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Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.
The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.
Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. So why is it called Good Friday?
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.