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England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry delayed the evacuation fearing passengers would "drift away", as divers see bodies inside.
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
Lee Westwood's four-shot halfway lead is cut to a single stroke after round three of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".