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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.
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
Channel Tunnel rail services are expected to return to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.
Some papers focus on suggestions foreign-trained doctors are less skilled than British counterparts, while others report on a child said to have caught meningitis from a cat.
President Obama says it remains to be seen whether Russia will honour a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, reached at multi-party talks in Geneva.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
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.
An online appeal by a Manchester children's hospice for knitted chicks boosts its flock to an "unexpected" more than 6,300.
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.
Police admit they were "slow off the mark" in alerting the public that a convicted robber serving eight years, had failed to return to an open prison in Suffolk.
Artists customise 12 shipping containers to tell Easter story
Sir Alex Ferguson's £3m wine cellar has most bottles from where?
A boy of 14 accused of raping a 10-year-old girl on disused land in Shrewsbury, is due to appear in court later.
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system