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Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.
Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and British PM David Cameron can both pursue "a Europe at different speeds".
The former Labour leader Ed Miliband has made his first speech in the House of Commons since the general election.
As the British Dental Association warns teenagers against using home bleaching kits, TV personality Francesca Newman-Young and celebrity dentist Dr Mervyn Druian discuss the benefits and dangers of tooth-whitening.
Scientists have established that London has the highest concentration of cocaine in sewage of anywhere surveyed in Europe.
Chinese search engine Baidu's unexpected victory in AI test has been cancelled after it emerged that it broke the contest's rules.
An elite police unit in South Africa is to launch a preliminary inquiry into allegations that officials paid bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup.
John Whittingdale faces questions in the House of Commons about the BBC licence fee and the renewal of its royal charter for the first time since becoming culture secretary.
Plans for a global taskforce of 10,000 medics and scientists to tackle major disease outbreaks will be presented at the G7 summit, the BBC understands.
Dick Advocaat is set to perform a U-turn and accept a one-year contract to become Sunderland manager.
The prosecution of a veteran republican is to go ahead in connection with the murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
A workman dies after driving a tipper truck into an 11,000 volt cable in West Lothian.
Teaching and support staff at London Metropolitan University are staging a one-day strike over job cuts.
An Army recruit tells an inquest how he tried for two hours to save a colleague who had collapsed in "freaky" warm weather during an SAS selection march.
A newspaper group is seeking the right to appeal against the level of damages awarded to eight phone hacking victims, including Paul Gascoigne.
Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, launches his second attempt to earn the Republican nomination for US president.
Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton will debut as an amateur jockey at Newbury in July.
A former vice-president of Panama, Felipe Virzi, is detained on corruption charges, the latest of a series of ex-officials to be investigated.
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.