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Survivors and families look back at Madrid bombings
What is the impact of showing court cases on television? Alastair Leithead looks at some high profile cases.
The Philippines lodges a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal.
Chile's student leaders enter congress
A VIP mobile phone number sells for more than two million dollars at an auction in Abu Dhabi.
Maoist rebels kill at least 15 policemen in an ambush in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police say.
Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", says Edward Snowden.
The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
Three years after Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is the fear of radiation actually a bigger killer than radiation itself?
The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
Authorities searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have widened their search to the Straits of Malacca, the airline says.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.
Andy Murray survives a scare to beat Czech youngster Jiri Vesely in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
MPs are set to debate a controversial measure which would give the Health Secretary the power to impose the closure of local hospital services.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been widened amid growing frustration among relatives of those missing.
A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft will fly missions to Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence says.
Virtu, founded by former New York Mercantile Exchange chair Vincent Viola, becomes the first high-frequency trading firm to file for a public share sale.
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.
Shipping in the Canadian city of Vancouver is disrupted as container lorry drivers go on strike.
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalised marijuana businesses.