Militants who kidnapped 31 people from a bus in Afghanistan release a video showing one of the hostages being beheaded.
Activity in the UK's services sector accelerated in March at its fastest pace since August last year, according to a closely-watched survey.
Ricky Gervais is to make a comedy film for streaming service Netflix that will see the star of The Office and Derek appear alongside Australia's Eric Bana.
Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent and Fearne Cotton are to provide voices for the new series of CBeebies show Teletubbies.
Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made "significant strides" as he bids to defend his world 100m and 200m titles.
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
Amnesty International has said the Afghan government is not doing enough to support those who stand up for women's rights in the country.
An Australian court orders internet service providers to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie.
An explosion and blaze rip through a plant manufacturing the controversial chemical PX in Fujian province in eastern China.
An 11-year-old Australian boy with autism who went missing at a campsite in Victoria, Australia, is found after five days.
Tiger Woods believes he now has the "right game" to win a 15th major as he declared himself ready for the Masters.
Almost 600 fewer GP surgeries in England now open at evenings and weekends than before 2010, says Labour, but its figures are disputed by ministers.
India's main opposition Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is returning to politics after a leave of absence of nearly two months, his party says.
Michelle Obama danced on stage on Easter Sunday for her "Let's Move!" initiative encouraging children to exercise and eat healthily.
The original manuscript to Don McLean's iconic song American Pie is up for auction in New York - with an estimated value of $1.5m.
The former mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, is sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption, the latest official felled by China's crackdown.
Rayhan Demytrie reports from Nagorno-Karabakh, the region that is the subject of a 'frozen' conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The naked bodies of a man and woman are found in trunks in the Indian state of Haryana in what police suspect is a case of honour killing.
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Shares in Japan led Asian stocks higher on Monday, boosted by a weaker yen and gains from Wall Street overnight.