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North Koreans have been electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district.
England suffer a 27-run defeat by West Indies in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Barbados.
The Maldives Supreme Court sentences the entire election commission to six months in jail, suspended for three years, for "disobeying orders".
The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Snr, dies at the age of 88.
Senior judge Lord Justice Fulford campaigned to support a paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, a newspaper claims.
How China's leader boosted his power in a year of dogged change
FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic shock Man City for the second time in consecutive seasons to set up a semi-final with Arsenal.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins her first senior medal on a good final day for Britain at the World Indoor Championships.
The World Food Programme says it has a serious funding shortfall for its work in Syria.
Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared south of Vietnam with 239 people on board may have turned back.
England coach Stuart Lancaster says his team had "the courage of their convictions" in the 29-18 win over Wales.
A suspected suicide bomber in Iraq kills at least 32 people at a security checkpoint in the mainly Shia city of Hilla, south of Baghdad.
Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
Danny Care and Luther Burrell score first-half tries as England secure a first Triple Crown in 11 years with a 29-18 win over Wales.
Vietnamese planes spot possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet - nearly two days after it disappeared with 239 people on board.
A pilot and jumper escaped with minor injuries after a plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Florida.
Hull City score three second-half goals to beat Sunderland and reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1930.
Great Britain's wheelchair curlers beat Sweden and South Korea in the round-robin phase at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than 24 hours with 239 people on board may have turned back, officials say.
Second-half goals from Ryan Flynn and John Brayford take League One side Sheffield United to the FA Cup semi-finals.