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Republican Ted Cruz made individual liberty the key theme of his campaign announcement on Monday, and becomes the first major figure to enter the 2016 race.
Scientists believe they have found a way to make rice less calorific - boil it with coconut oil and refrigerate before eating.
A slaughterhouse boss who sold horses for meat but failed to keep proper records to show who bought them is fined £8,000.
In his first official visit to Washington, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praises the US for the commitment shown to his country over 14 years.
Fernando Alonso to return for Malaysian Grand Prix, subject to a final medical assessment, his McLaren team say.
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The Tea Party darling is an Ivy League educated, Supreme Court veteran who shocked the political world in 2012.
Shia-led militia say they are biding their time in the battle for Tikrit as Western trainers try to bolster the Iraqi army, reports Jonathan Beale from near the frontline with Tikrit.
A man in his 50s is arrested on suspicion of murdering missing York University chef Claudia Lawrence, who went missing in 2009.
MPs warn about the checks on foreign criminals before and after they enter the UK after recent high-profile violent attacks.
The family of a young woman beaten to death in Afghanistan say the police did not do enough to protect her. The woman, Farkhunda, was killed by an angry mob after a mullah at a shrine in Kabul accused her of trying to burn the Koran.
A protester who targeted the UKIP leader in a pub has claimed "our target was never Nigel Farage's family"
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Beautiful, the Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated musical about the early life of Carole King, is to be turned into a film by Sony Pictures.
A record-breaking peak audience of 9.63 million tuned in to watch England v France in Saturday's Six Nations decider.
How experts in Liberia track every new carrier
Statistician Hans Rosling and the World Health Organization's Margaret Lamunu take part in a debate on fighting Ebola in West Africa.
A court in Senegal sentences the son of former President Abdoulaye Wade to six years in prison for corruption.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.
Two armed robbers dressed as women, one pushing the other in wheelchair, raid a village post office