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Protests are taking place in several US cities over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimore.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expresses "deep regret" over the execution of eight people in Indonesian for drug crimes.
Vietnam commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, when the North took control of Ho Chi Minh City, then called Saigon.
Has the arrest of the "Feminist Five" silenced online debate about women's issues in China?
Efforts are under way to save "irreplaceable" antiques at an 18th Century stately home after parts of it are gutted in a huge blaze.
The perils of speaking a foreign tongue
India is cracking down on foreign-funded NGOs, with nearly 9,000 seeing their registration cancelled. Pratiksha Ghildial reports.
May the 8th is not the end of the argument about the purpose and worth of politics, only the beginning.
US bond giant Pimco hires former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke after the departure of 'bond king' Bill Gross last year.
After a decade in space and four years in orbit, Nasa's Messenger spacecraft will end its mission on Thursday by crashing into the surface of Mercury.
The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the responsibility of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine close down the office of the International Rescue Committee, accusing the aid agency of spying.
Manny Pacquiao's trainer fears Floyd Mayweather might not turn up for Saturday's super-fight in Las Vegas.
Men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales, research in the Lancet indicates.
Lives could be put at risk due to a shortage of medical staff for detainees in the East of England, a health worker warns.
Chelsea captain John Terry says his side deserve credit after beating Leicester to close in on the Premier League title.
An Egyptian woman has been dressing and working as a man for 42 years to be able to earn money for her family.
The final phase of earthworks gets under way ahead of the return of rail services between the Borders and Edinburgh.
My mum, who went to war when I was one, and never returned
Scottish political parties are likely to clash over election issues at First Minister's Questions, with exactly a week until voters go to the polls.