SHANGHAI -- Lewis Hamilton was hampered by suspension problems on Friday's second free practice for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix but still finished top of the timings.
Hamilton completed 25 laps of the 5.4 kilometre Shanghai International Circuit with a best time of one minute 38.315 seconds – 0.141 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will preside over the canonisation of two of his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, on Divine Mercy Sunday.
WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. President Barack Obama starts a four-nation Asian tour April 23, aimed at “rebalancing” American policy towards the region.
SEOUL -- A total of 268 people remain missing after Wednesday's ferry disaster, 28 people are now known to have died and 179 have been rescued.
EDINBURGH -- Latest polls show the independence vote is tightening, with a new high of 74% intending to vote in the September 18 referendum.
DONETSK -- Pro-Russian groups occupying public buildings across eastern Ukraine have demanded a referendum to decide the status of the region.
BRUSSELS -- The United States and European Union say they will impose further sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in Ukraine.
KABUL -- Despite a high number of complaints of serious electoral fraud the presidential election is being hailed a success, with over 60% turnout.
MESA, Arizona -- American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian, is coming out of retirement – the first step toward swimming at Rio 2016.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON -- April 23 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.
PERTH -- The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths on its fifth seabed mission, well below its normal operating limits.