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Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
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 Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.
South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
A British teenager said to have "died in battle" fighting with anti-government forces in Syria, is described as a "martyr" by his father.
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.