World number one Rafael Nadal is beaten 7-6 6-4 by David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
Manchester United have not lived up to expectations this season, coach and former player Phil Neville tells the BBC.
Channel Tunnel rail services have returned to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year award.
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.
Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots.
Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes.
A man is charged in the Netherlands in connection with the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself after cyber bullying.
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.
An avalanche on Mount Everest has left at least 12 Sherpa guides dead and is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.
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The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
Organisers of the Hay Festival of literature say they are "incredibly lucky" to welcome big names such as Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher as part of the line-up for this years event.
James Reynolds records team's day in eastern Ukraine
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx
Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
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After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers.
The BBC's Natalia Antelava visits a camp site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87.
India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
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Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.
Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.