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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
Ukrainian troops entering an east Ukrainian town are blocked by civilians, and as tensions rise Nato announces it will beef up its members' defences.
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet to try to extend peace talks beyond the 29 April deadline for a final deal, US officials say.
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The M26 is closed in both directions following a crash resulting in "multiple casualties".
Monty Python star Terry Jones has resurrected a script he discarded over 20 years ago and is now turning it into a film with an all star cast.
Unemployment has fallen in Wales by 6,000 to 102,000 in the last quarter and now stands at 6.8%, according to official figures.
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.
The Welsh government has bought a major business park near Bridgend in its bid to "attract new business and new jobs".
Rock musician Paul Weller wins £10,000 in damages after the Mail Online published pictures of his children.
After nearly six years of falling real wages, weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Ex-editor Andy Coulson reveals in court for the first time he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett.
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized off South Korea, coastguard officials say.
A 57-year-old woman is arrested by detectives investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville.
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a more "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, says the secretary of state.
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
Sir Cyril Smith's membership of a Westminster paedophile ring protected him from prosecution, a Labour MP claims.
The Belgian director of the Democratic Republic of Congo's famous Virunga National Park is shot and critically wounded in an ambush.