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North and South Korea have exchanged fire into the sea across the disputed western sea border, as the US and South Korea took part in a the largest joint military training exercise to be held in the region for 20 years
GM recalls 1.3m vehicles for a steering defect, with the company already facing questions over its handling of a flawed ignition system.
Sunderland remain four points from Premier League safety as their second-half rally falls short of overhauling West Ham.
Brazil's president says the atrocities committed during 21 years of military rule should not be forgotten, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 coup.
Police say a bomb found on a golf course in Strabane, County Tyrone, was a clear attempt to kill its officers.
Emma Watson, star of epic biblical film Noah spoke to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba at the film's London premiere
The manager of a coal mine where four men died disregarded workers' safety when he breached strict health and safety regulations, a court hears.
Schools will not be allowed to screen out exam questions which do not comply with their religious ethos, says England's exams watchdog.
The chancellor says the Conservatives are to target "full employment", saying that unemployment is "never a price worth paying".
French President Francois Hollande names Manuel Valls as new PM to lead a "fighting government", after his Socialist party suffers big election losses.
Police encouraged to return to Sir Robert Peel's thinking
An Italian nun has become an internet sensation after video of her appearing on the Italian version of TV talent content The Voice went viral.
The US ambassador to India has resigned and will leave her post before the end of May, the state department says.
The impacts of climate change are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", according to a UN report.
The Football Association is criticised as new England replica shirts - to be worn at the World Cup - go on sale for up to £90.
A 68-year-old woman who died after becoming cut off by the tide as she walked dogs with her daughter on the beach, is named.
Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage are at odds over Russia's role in world affairs ahead of the duo's second EU debate.
The murder of an 11-month-old boy who was blinded and beaten by his mother could have been prevented, a serious case review says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin tells Germany's chancellor he has ordered a "partial troop withdrawal" from Ukraine's eastern border.
Policing in England and Wales has been damaged - but not broken - by scandals, an annual assessment concludes.