The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year, migration officials warn.
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of "demeaning" his office by "talking up the SNP" - as Sir John Major warns the nationalists could "blackmail" a Labour government.
A man is found guilty of the murder of mother-of-five Pennie Davis, who was found stabbed to death in a field in the New Forest last year.
England fly-half Owen Farrell signs a new long-term contract with Premiership high-flyers Saracens.
Orla Guerin reports from inside Aden in Yemen, where poorly armed local militias - including teenagers - are fighting against Houthi rebels.
South Africa to deploy army to deal with anti-immigrant violence after wave of attacks, defence minister says.
Investor sentiment in Germany has shown an unexpected fall after rising steadily for the past five months, the closely watched ZEW survey indicates.
A Serbian inquiry finds the president's jet went into a sudden plunge last week when the co-pilot tried to mop up a coffee spill.
A judge in New York issues a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists trying to free two chimpanzees.
A car bomb explodes outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing 11 people near the Central Hotel.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani swears in 16 new ministers - nearly completing his cabinet after seven months of delay.
Promoter Bob Arum is unable to explain why there are still no tickets on sale for Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao on 2 May.
A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
A 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz", admits he is "morally" guilty of aiding the killing of 300,000 Jews.
The captain of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say.
Russia's economy shrank by 2% in the first quarter of this year under the pressure of sanctions and a weak oil price, Russian PM Medvedev says.
Pakistan are set to host top-level cricket for the first time since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus.
Five men are sentenced to prison in Norway for organising an illegal wolf hunt, in the country's first prosecution in such a case.
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.
An Indonesian court sentences a US man to 18 years in jail for killing the mother of his girlfriend and hiding her body in a suitcase.