The Northern Ireland Assembly is given £600,000 by a US billionaire philanthropist to help MLAs improve their political skills.
Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years
China confirms it is investigating a powerful intelligence chief, Ma Jian, for corruption, as President Xi Jinping's crackdown continues.
Belgium is on its second-highest alert - a day after two suspected jihadists were killed in a major anti-terror raid in the east of the country.
The United States government has announced that new measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba will come into effect on Friday.
A 25-year-old man is charged with attempted murder over an attack at a Tesco supermarket in Mold, Flintshire.
Kevin Jorgeson, and Tommy Caldwell are amazed at the attention they have received.
Concerns over immigration and Islamisation appear to be fuelling a surge in support for the far right in Germany, says Sebastian Borger.
Wife of flogged blogger speaks of her "perpetual anxiety"
An artist's mission to turn Indian snacks into superheroes
How has the typical basket of goods changed since 1947?
Filipinos turn out in Manila as Pope Francis begins his visit, with a presidential welcome and a Mass later in the day.
Stress is what stops us feeling empathy for people we do not know, suggests a study from North America.
Closing your eyes when trying to recall events increases the chances of accuracy, researchers at the University of Surrey suggest.
A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.
Officials in the US state of Iowa arrest a lottery employee named as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar ticket.
Some schools in England could be visited twice on the same day by different Ofsted inspectors to test the reliability of findings.
Where fishermen and dolphins are no longer best friends
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Dolphin numbers along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River have declined to such an extent that they are now listed as critically endangered, and those that remain are now wary of human contact.