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Secretly filmed footage of a County Tyrone dog breeding firm shows "barbaric" scenes, says a senior Scottish government vet.
The Liberal Democrats promise an extra £150m for Wales, aimed at improving education, as they launch their general election manifesto.
The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and buried individually.
A gray whale makes a 22,500 km (14,000 mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean - the longest migration of any mammal, say scientists.
Cuba welcomes as "fair" a US vow to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should not have been there in the first place.
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, in line with most expectations.
Authorities in Japan investigate after an Asiana Airlines flight skids off a runway in Hiroshima, injuring at least 20 people.
More than 200,000 people in south-east Mexico are without water, after an oil spill caused by thieves puncturing a pipeline polluted two rivers.
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A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.
The historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro summed up a mood of optimism at the Summit of the Americas, Vanessa Buschschluter says.
Some countries are trying to modernise their arsenals of nuclear weapons raising questions about their commitment to disarm.
The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled through Iraq and Syria to investigate the plight of Christians as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.
US crime writer James Patterson increases his donation to independent UK bookshops by £250,000.
The WHO is urging recovered Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to make sure the virus is not passed on to partners.
The funeral of a teenage girl with a rare genetic condition that made her body age eight times faster than normal takes place later.
Divorced women are more likely to have a heart attack than their peers who stay married, US research suggests.
A deep-sea worm that eats whale bones has existed for 100 million years and may have chewed up chunks of the fossil record, a study suggests.
Wednesday's papers lead on the launch of the Conservative manifesto, a major discovery in the field of Alzheimer's research, and death threats over the vacant Top Gear presenting job.
GP services are facing a crisis, with a third of doctors considering retirement in the next five years, a British Medical Association poll suggests.