Prayers about social issues including the economic crisis and domestic abuse have been read out at a Good Friday ceremony attended by Pope Francis.
There is concern in the Jewish community in eastern Ukraine after pamphlets were handed out calling for Jews to register or risk being expelled.
A hard-won agreement aimed at defusing the Ukrainian crisis is at risk of collapsing as pro-Russian rebels defy the deal.
Allegations about conflict of interest have forced a close adviser of French President Francoise Hollande to resign amid a political scandal.
Land Rover says a new concept it has come up with will allow drivers to view terrain just ahead of the wheels as if they could see through the front hood.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
The US says it will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there.
People born with a particular gene mutation are more likely to develop bowel cancer from eating processed meat, according to a US study.
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has defended his decision to question Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country's surveillance.
Mike Rann won't say if he's disappointed to be moving from London to Rome but insists he's leaving behind a UK relationship that's stronger than ever.
DNA samples have been taken from 527 students and staff at a French school where a girl was raped last year.
Pope Francis has visited a centre in Rome for the elderly and disabled, washing the feet of 12 people there in a Holy Thursday ritual.
Britain's Food Standards Agency sampling has found that 43 out of 145 of lamb takeaway meals contained other meat such as beef, chicken and turkey.
Scientists have found that a Brazillian insect can change its sex organs while mating, in an act that can last up to 70 hours.
Despite Ukraine, Russia and the West hammering out a deal on easing the current crisis, pro-Russian rebels are refusing to budge.
Two ex-directors of collapsed Anglo Irish Bank have found guilty of providing unlawful financial assistance to customers.
Italian tycoon Silvio Berlusconi says he will do his best when he works at a centre for disabled and elderly people as part of his community service.
The Queen has commemorated Maundy Thursday by offering money to senior citizens in recognition of service to the church and to the local community.
Russian carrier Aeroflot says it has received an order banning all Russian male citizens aged from 16-60 from entry into Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been quizzed on his country's surveillance by fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging calm in Ukraine, saying a solution to the crisis needs to be found through dialogue, not with armed forces.
High-profile talks over Ukraine have kicked off in Geneva, with delegates from Russia, the United States and the European Union also in attendance.
British scientists have been given the go-ahead for a trial that would see omega-3 fatty acids usually found in fish added to a crop of camelina plants.
Ukrainian troops have killed three assailants and wounded 13 after about 300 people attacked a Black Sea base.
There's growing concern that unrest in eastern Ukraine may result in civil war.
There's been a spike in interest from Britons about holidaying in Australia and New Zealand as a result of the royal visit Down Under.
NATO is stepping up its operations in response to the build-up of Russian troops near the Ukraine border, but says its actions are purely defensive.
Singer Paul Weller, the former frontman of The Jam, says he's delighted about winning a privacy case over photographs taken of his children.
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