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Community groups could be given powers to take over and run local landmarks and facilities which are underused or likely to be sold off.
New programmes and social media are focused on training more women to become leaders in technology.
US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
Angela Merkel wants to ensure the UK stays in the European Union - but other nations might not be as keen, writes Katya Adler.
Malaysia and Indonesia's foreign ministers are in Myanmar for talks on the ongoing regional migrant crisis, after offering temporary shelter.
About 50 small boats involved in the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk are to set sail from Kent later to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War Two rescue.
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald’s headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.
A baby is rescued from Monday's devastating mudslide in Colombia that killed at least 78 people, in what is being hailed as a "miraculous" survival.
Aquariums in Japan agree to stop buying dolphins captured during the controversial annual hunt in the town of Taiji.
Few Conservative MPs are willing to commit themselves publicly on how they stand on UK membership of the European Union, says Mark Mardell.
The Australian government has loaned four Koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia to the Singapore government for six months.
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The 40 year conflict that remains unresolved
Ireland holds a referendum over same-sex marriage on Friday - but why is it taking this route?
Police would be able to confiscate the earnings of illegal workers as proceeds of crime under a proposed crackdown to be announced by David Cameron.
A continuing malaise in the country's economy may be prompting Georgians to reconsider the EU's merits, says Rayhan Demytrie.
Buba's cash has run out - but his body still needs drugs
Young women are getting into the "Dad Bod" ... but some think it's a recipe for laziness ... while others are calling for a celebration of the female equivalent.
Some 740,000 households in England live in privately rented homes which present a severe threat to tenants' health, a report says.
How hot computers are being used to warm homes