The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats welcome pre-election figures showing growth in household incomes but Labour says working families are still struggling.
The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.
An additional $300m is being put aside to deal with possible costs arising from the Germanwings plane crash, Lufthansa officials say.
A huge power cut hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbul's public transport network.
Russia's foreign minister says prospects of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are "very good" on the final day of intense talks.
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
A tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds are worried they are "addicted" to pornography, a study by the NSPCC ChildLine service has found.
A teacher who admitted having sex with a teenage girl and asked her to sign a "slave contract" with him, is banned from the classroom.
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.
Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari has a substantial lead over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with votes in from two-thirds of the country.
A fifth-storey hospital window falls on a woman in the London Bridge area during high winds.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era.
Even though the public do not like it, politicians are bound to turn the election campaign personal, says Gavin Hewitt.
Does the UK being a large net borrower from other states actually matter?
The anti-corruption Aam Admi Party is embroiled in a feud and looks headed for a split, writes Soutik Biswas.
Do trade treaties that include investor-state dispute settlements as a right pose a threat to democracy from multinational companies?
Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
An airline passenger's touching handwritten letter thanking her pilots for taking her home is being shared across Twitter.
Britain's leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League.
It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.
Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to join Championship rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current rugby league season.
"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.
Former England forward Matt Le Tissier reveals that he will compete in Channel 4 quiz show Countdown.
The financial well-being of UK households improved last year, but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago, according to official figures.
Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show.
What drives candidates to spend months knocking on doors, when they know they have no chance of winning when polling day comes around?
Plaid Cymru promises more cash for Welsh public services, an extra 1,000 medical jobs and to scrap taxes for 70,000 small businesses as it launches its general election manifesto.
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.
A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.
Rising numbers of new teachers are leaving the profession within a year of qualifying, says a teachers' union leader.