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Everton move into the top four after Wes Brown's own goal gifts them a win that keeps Sunderland bottom of the table.
Scotland's first minister attacks the "miserable, negative and depressing" pro-Union campaign and champions the "positive, uplifting and hopeful" message of independence.
Chancellor George Osborne sets out plans to clamp down on tax evasion by British residents who hide their money overseas.
Opposition groups accuse government forces of a poison gas attack on Kafr Zita village in Hama province but the government blames jihadists.
One of the victims of a hammer attack at a Marble Arch hotel is left with 5% brain function and has lost her left eye, police say.
China and South Korea express annoyance after Japan's internal affairs minister visits the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates dead soldiers.
China's biggest oil company has been blamed for benzene-contaminated water affecting people in the city of Lanzhou.
A Pakistani court has withdrawn the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder alongside 12 members of his family.
At least 12 people die in bomb explosions in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh in election-related violence blamed on Maoist rebels.
A six-year-old girl whose mother has terminal cancer is among the children introduced to the Duchess of Cambridge at a New Zealand hospice.
Argentina accuses Britain of provocative behaviour by planning to carry out military exercises in the Falkland Islands next week.
Five dogs, including a Crufts champion worth several thousand pounds, are stolen from a house in East Yorkshire.
Gazans suffering effects of Egypt's drive against Muslim Brotherhood
Iran insists it will not replace its new envoy to the UN after the US refuses a visa to the diplomat over alleged links to the 1979 hostage crisis.
Signals thought to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are "rapidly fading" and finding the jet will be a "massive, task", Australia's PM says.
A music school has opened for the first time on one of the remotest islands on earth.
A Pakistani court withdraws the case against a nine-month-old baby who was accused of attempted murder along with 12 family members.