People living in Belfast are three times more likely to die from heart disease than those in the south of England, a charity claims.
The Liberal Democrats are calling for the suspension of arms export licences to Israel, adding to the pressure David Cameron is facing over Gaza following Baroness Warsi's resignation.
John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.
Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the Yunnan earthquake, officials say, as residents are evacuated from barrier lakes.
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing increasing danger as the conflict continues, the UN warns, hours after heavy fighting erupted in Donetsk.
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.