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About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.
Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.
Around a third of all shoes made in the UK end up in Japan.
A yachtsman was treated for burns in hospital after an explosion aboard his boat anchored off Puilladobhrain.
AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio is declared a non-runner for Saturday's race at Ayr.
Raheem Sterling is reminded of his responsibilities by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers after recent images of him in the media.
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 9,000 between December and February and now stands at 167,000, according to official statistics.
All the key stories, quotes and newspaper headlines from the general election campaign on 17 April.
David Cameron urges Ed Miliband to rule out co-operating with the SNP, after the Labour leader rejects any coalition deal during Thursday's TV debate.
UK unemployment fell 76,000 to 1.84 million in the three months to February, official figures show.
Sicilian fishing boat with seven crew seized by armed men off Libya, reports say
Sir Kenneth Branagh is setting up a theatre company, with Dame Judi Dench, Rob Brydon and Lily James among stars set to perform in a season of plays.
Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of the National Theatre just six months into the job.
On the morning after the debate before, it is clear the election is increasingly being defined by two competing narratives.
London's leading shares are marginally higher in early Friday trading, despite continued concerns over a possible Greek default.
Foreign-owned shops in South Africa are attacked and looted overnight in Johannesburg, despite thousands rallying against xenophobia on Thursday.
Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde endorses the coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.
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.
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.