Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.
Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled win in the Bahrain GP as team-mate Nico Rosberg was beaten to second by Kimi Raikkonen.
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Why it's better to look to artists than politicians for life's answers
Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China
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