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Three days on from a massive gas blast in New York that flattened three buildings, two bodies are found in rubble.
Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated DNA of 78 people on board.
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's Conservative UMP and its allies make major gains in the final round of local elections, exit polls suggest.
Executives at the Dutch bank ABN Amro have renounced a €100,000 allowance after a public outcry over the extra pay.
Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
Visually impaired cyclists Neil Fachie and Sophie Thornhill win para-cycling world sprint titles as Britain top the medals table.
Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.
Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.
Jess Glynne tops the UK singles chart for the first time as a solo artist with her track Hold My Hand.
Kyle Lafferty continues his hot goalscoring streak as Northern Ireland beat Finland to boost their chances of making Euro 2016.
Steven Fletcher scores Scotland's first hat-trick for 46 years as they record an emphatic 6-1 victory over Gibraltar.
Football fans are being given the chance to vote for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2015 from a five-player shortlist.
The UN and regional body Ecowas praise the conduct of Nigeria's election despite technical hitches and reports of violence.
As forensics teams say they have isolated 78 strands of DNA at the Germanwings Alps crash site, more details of the plane's final moments have reportedly been leaked to German media.
A family whose five-year-old daughter was raped - and whose 12-year old rapist was let off with a caution - has called on the police to re-examine the case.
Ferrari's victory in Malaysia was just what Formula 1 needed, just don't expect Fernando Alonso to agree with you.
Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.
Britain's Andy Murray beats Colombian Santiago Giraldo to claim his 499th career win and reach round four at the Miami Open.
Police trace the grandparents of a young girl taken to hospital after being found wandering alone in Grangemouth.
Leaving the European Union would be an act of economic "self harm" and could risk the UK recovery, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says.