One of Afghanistan's two vice presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says.
High Court judge Lord Justice Fulford campaigned to support a paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, a newspaper claims.
North Koreans are electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district.
Rescue teams looking for a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea have widened their search area, Malaysia's transport minister says.
The troubled Co-operative Group is set to award large pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff, it emerges.
An extra £140m will be made available to councils to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
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Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes by offenders temporarily out of jail, the government says.
The EU's head of foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, is due to begin talks with Iranian leaders in Tehran, the first such visit since 2008.
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to demand politicians pass a law against domestic violence.
Scotland's first minister demands an apology from Number 10 for not being told about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
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The aerial search is set to resume for a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing more than 24 hours ago with 239 people on board.
Former head of the British armed forces Gen Lord Richards appeals for western powers not to give up on Afghanistan once troops withdraw.
The US warns Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy, as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of seeking to destabilise his country by supporting insurgent groups.
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Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.