The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband react to the latest unemployment figures, which show the number of people out of work is at a seven-year low.
Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis.
The body of missing hillwalker Kyle Knox is found by a Royal Navy helicopter conducting a search of the Glen Nevis area.
Over 7,200 civil servants register for a new voluntary redundancy scheme aimed at saving £90m annually
Two brothers from Enniskillen received unduly lenient sentences for beating a man unconscious in a bar in 2013, the Lord Chief Justice rules.
Alexander Pacteau appears in court charged with murdering student Karen Buckley as a candlelit vigil is held in her memory.
A 13-year-old boy is given a life sentence for murdering a woman he punched and then stamped on.
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lets go two executives after an independent report found that management condoned the actions of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
The Northern Ireland Assembly approves a new law that aims to make child car seats safer.
A row between Labour and the SNP over whether to "work together" in the event of a hung parliament has dominated after Thursday's TV election debate.
Misconduct in public office is an ancient common law offence, created by judges, which can be traced back to the 13th century.
The UN launches an appeal for nearly $275m to help civilians after fighting and air strikes worsen the country's humanitarian crisis.
Novak Djokovic thrashes US Open champion Marin Cilic at the Monte Carlo Masters and will play Rafael Nadal in the semis.
A former leading ear, nose and throat specialist hid money from HMRC over four years, a Belfast court hears.
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A video showing desperate attempts by doctors to save three children after an apparent chlorine gas attack in Syria moves UN Security Council members to tears.
The mother of a newborn baby girl, abandoned inside an amusement arcade toilet block, is found.